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Zero Mostel

Zero Mostel
Personal information
Birth nameSamuel Joel Mostel
Birth dateFebruary 28, 1915
Place of birthBrooklyn, New York, U.S.
Date of deathSeptember 8, 1977(age 62)
Death placePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Years active1943 1977
SpouseClara Sverd (1939 1944)
Kathryn Harkin (1944 1977)

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Samuel Joel “Zero” Mostel (February 28, 1915 September 8, 1977) was an American actor of stage and screen, best known for his portrayal of comic characters such as Tevye on stage in Fiddler on the Roof, Pseudolus on stage and on screen in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and Max Bialystock in the original film version of The Producers. He was blacklisted during the 1950s, and his testimony before the House Committee on Un-American Activities was well-publicized. He was a Tony Award and Obie Award winner.

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