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Born: May 22, 1938 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Played juvenile roles in "Thunder Over the Plains" (1953) and "Crime Wave" (1954)
1964:
Starred in national tour of "Barefoot in the Park"
1965:
Directed first major stage production, "Barefoot in the Park" (London)
1966:
Broadway debut as star of Neil Simon's "Star-Spangled Girl"
1967:
First regular role in TV series, as Dick Hollister in "He and She" (CBS), with wife Paula Prentiss
1969:
Adult screen acting debut, "Goodbye, Columbus", adapted from the novel by Philip Roth; had starring role
1970:
First screen pairing with wife Paula Prentiss, "Catch-22"
1971:
Starred in "The Marriage of a a Young Stockbroker", opposite Prentiss
1972:
Played leading role in second Philip Roth film adaptation "Portnoy's Complaint"
1975:
Played the agent-nephew of a vaudevillian (Walter Matthau) in "The Sunshine Boys"
1978:
Co-starred in "House Calls"
1981:
Had last feature acting role for over 15 years in; the horror spoof "Saturday the 14th"; also featured Prentiss
1982:
Feature directing debut, "My Favorite Year"
1984:
Helmed the coming of age tale "Racing with the Moon"
1986:
Had a directorial misfire with "The Money Pit"
1988:
Directed the intriguing spy thriller "Little Nikita"
1990:
Helmed "Mermaids", starring Cher
1993:
Paired Whoppi Goldberg and Ted Danson in the mildly comedic "Made in America"
1997:
Returned to film acting in a small role in Woody Allen's "Deconstructing Harry"
1998:
With wife Paula Prentiss, returned to stage acting in the off-Broadway comedy "Power Plays"
2003:
Directed and starred in "Marci X" with Lisa Kudrow
2004:
Directed the TV remake of Neil Simon's "The Goodbye Girl" starring Jeff Daniels and Patricia Heaton
2006:
Cast a the Rabbi opposite Jeremy Piven and Garry Marshall in the indie comedy "Keeping Up with the Steins" directed by Marshall's son Scott

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