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Zero Mostel

Zero Mostel


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Also Known As: Died: September 8, 1977
Born: February 28, 1915 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Best Boy (1979)
An aging couple tries to plan for the future of their mentally challenged son.
Watership Down (1978) as Voice
When their home is destroyed, a group of rabbits fight to survive in a violent world.
Hollywood On Trial (1976) as Himself
John Huston narrates this documentary about the government investigation of alleged Communist infiltration of show business. Includes interviews with Ronald Reagan, Dalton Trumbo and Gale Sondergaard.
Mastermind (1976)
Zero Mostel plays an inspector on the trail of criminals who have captured a robot called Chatze(sp?) played by Felix Silas. The inspector has delusions that he is a great Samurai warrior and the movie flashes back and forth between present day and ancient times.
The Front (1976) as Hecky Brown
A bookie agrees to put his name on scripts by blacklisted writers.
Foreplay (1974) as Don Pasquale; President
In this film made up of three stories, each revolves around some kind of sexual theme: In the first, a man buys an animate sex doll and has many problems getting it into his bed. In the second, a man cures his writer's block by undressing various women. And in the last story, the daughter of the Pre
Once Upon a Scoundrel (1973) as Carlos Del Refugio
A powerful Mexican don is the biggest landowner around and is accustomed to getting his way. So, when he is attracted to a pretty girl and finds out that she is engaged to someone else, he has her boyfriend thrown in jail. Aware that only the Don has the power to get the innocent man released, the g
Marco (1973)
Marco Polo, the well known adventurer and merchant's son from Venice in Italy, travels all through asia to find the great Khan. Once there he posesses his protection to merchandise between China and Europe but he prefers to seek out for more adventures.
Rhinoceros (1972) as John
Originally an absurdist play by Eugene Ionesco, Rhinoceros tells the story of a French town plagued by rhinoceroses. These are not ordinary rhinoceroses, but people who have been victims of "rhinoceritis." Or is it something else entirely? But, why are they turning into rhinoceroses and what is Ionesco trying to tell us about society?
The Hot Rock (1972) as Abe Greenberg
Dr. Amusa approaches Dortmunder about a valuable gem in a museum that is of great signifigance to his people in Africa, stolen during colonial times. Dortmunder assembles a crack team of cat burglars and hatches an elaborate plan for stealing the gem. Despite their care and experience, circumstances and plain bad luck keep the gem just out of their reach.
The Angel Levine (1970) as Morris Mishkin
An angel helps an embittered man find life''''s meaning.
The Great Bank Robbery (1969) as Rev. Pious Blue
Outlaws pose as a religious group to mask their attempt to rob a Western bank.
The Producers (1968) as Max Bialystock
A Broadway producer decides to get rich by creating the biggest flop of his career.
Great Catherine (1968) as Patiomkin
The legendary Russian ruler falls hard for a military man in love with someone else.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966) as Pseudolus
Madcap musical set in ancient Rome, where a clever slave connives to win his freedom.
The Model and the Marriage Broker (1952) as George Wixted
A marriage broker can''''t resist meddling in the life of a model, with disastrous results.
Sirocco (1951) as Balukjian
A mysterious American gets mixed up with gunrunners in Syria.
The Enforcer (1951) as "Big Babe" Lazich
A crusading district attorney takes on the mob''''s murder machine.
Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell (1951) as Emmett [Wilson]
A genius tests his ideas about staying young at a retirement home.
The Guy Who Came Back (1951) as Boots Mullins
Former football star Harry Joplin is down on his luck, both in his career and in his married life. He seems convinced of his own unworthiness, but a chance to play in a charity football game helps him see his life in a new light.
Panic in the Streets (1950) as Fitch
A killer evades the police not knowing he has a deadly plague.
Du Barry Was a Lady (1943) as Rami, the Swami/Taliostra
A night club employee dreams he's Louis XV, and the star he idolizes is his lady love.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Best Boy (1979) as Production Assistance
An aging couple tries to plan for the future of their mentally challenged son.

Cast (special)

Little Drummer Boy, Book II, The (1976) as Voice Of Brutus
A sequel to the original special that finds Aaron, the Little Drummer Boy, journeying with the Three Wise Men to "spread the word."
Love, Life, Liberty & Lunch (1976) as General (Story 2)
The overall title for four original plays. In Story 1, "Natasha Kovolina Pipishinsky" (written by Murray Schisgal), a wealthy businessman (Lawrence) decides to forsake his riches for the love of a beautiful Russian ballerina (Natasha). Story 2, "The Quiet War" (written by Neil Simon), reunites a ret
Saga of Sonora (1973) as Villain
A musical fantasy about Sonora, a ghost town of the Old West, that comes to life to relive the adventures of a singing villain with a lust for gold.
Zero Hour (1967) as Host
An outrageous hour of comedy skits featuring the unique talent of Zero Mostel.
Carol + 2 (1967) as Guest
A sequel to "Carol and Company" which again features Carol Burnett and her guests in a variety of comedy sketches.

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