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|Also Known As:||Died:||December 24, 2012|
|Born:||April 27, 1922||Cause of Death:||Prostate Cancer|
|Birth Place:||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Worked various menial jobs while training at the American Theatre Wing
Made stage debut in the Equity Library Theatre production of "Stevedore"
Made Broadway debut in revival of "Golden Boy"
Understudied in "Mister Roberts"; took over the doctor's role
Feature debut, "Timetable"
Cast as Juror No. 5 in Sidney Lumet's "12 Angry Men"
Originated role of the soft-hearted theater agent Herbie in Broadway production of "Gypsy"
Made guest appearance on "Blacklist" episode of "The Defenders" (CBS)
Starred on stage in Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple" on tour and stock
Played sloppy sports writer Oscar Madison opposite Tony Randall's Felix Unger on "The Odd Couple" (ABC)
Starred as a tough-minded medical examiner on long-running series "Quincy, M.E." (NBC)
Starred with John Stamos on short-lived sitcom "You Again?" (NBC)
Starred with Randall in a one night all-star benefit production of "The Odd Couple" in Los Angeles, CA
Reprised role of Oscar Madison for CBS TV movie "The Odd Couple: Together Again"
Directed "Asphalt," a play by son Adam Somers in Los Angeles
Last film appearance for nine years, "Dear God"
Again acted opposite Tony Randall in Broadway revival of "The Sunshine Boys"
Played Willy Loman in Burbank, CA production of "Death of a Salesman"
Published <i>Tony And Me: A Story of Friendship</i>, about his real-life friendship with co-star Tony Randall
Returned to feature films in Jewish comedy "When Do We Eat?"
Final film appearance, "Camera Obscura"
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