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|Also Known As:||Richard D Masur||Died:|
|Born:||November 20, 1948||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||New York City, New York, USA||Profession:||Cast ... actor director technical director (for theater companies)|
A familiar face to film and television fans for over three decades, Richard Masur was an Emmy- and Oscar-nominated character actor whose avuncular roles included turns on "Rhoda" (CBS, 1974-78), "One Day at a Time" (CBS, 1975-1984) and "The Burning Bed" (NBC, 1984) as well as commanding parts in feature films like "Risky Business" (1983), "License to Drive (1988) and countless other projects. The former stage actor branched into directing in the late 1880s, but remained faithful to his craft throughout most of his career, which included two terms as president of the Screen Actors Guild. His dependable and versatile talent made him a welcome presence on both the big and small screens and he never failed to elevate whatever project he was involved with.
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