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Bill Erwin

Personal information
Birth nameWilliam Lindsey Erwin
Birth dateDecember 2, 1914
Place of birthHoney Grove, Texas, U.S.
Date of deathDecember 29, 2010(age 96)
Death placeStudio City, Los Angeles U.S.
Years active1941-2006
SpouseFran MacLachlan (predeceased her husband); 4 children

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William Lindsey "Bill" Erwin (December 2, 1914 December 29, 2010) was an American film, stage and television actor with over 250 television and film credits. As a veteran character actor, he was widely known for his role of Sid Fields, an embittered, irascible man on Seinfeld - for which he received an Emmy nomination - as well his appearances on shows such as I Love Lucy and Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Erwin was a self-taught cartoonist, published in The New Yorker, Playboy and Los Angeles. He won a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, four Drama-Logue Awards, Gilmore Brown Award for Career Achievement, Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters' Diamond Circle Award, and Distinguished Alumnus Award from Angelo State University.


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