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Also Known As: Leo Jacoby, Cpl. Lee J. Cobb, Lee Colt, Lee Cobb Died: February 11, 1976
Born: December 8, 1911 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor

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A powerhouse actor of both stage and screen, Cobb joined the Group Theater in 1935, appearing in Clifford Odets' "Waiting for Lefty" and "Golden Boy" before making his screen debut in 1937. He often played boorish characters or heavies, most memorably as the corrupt boss in "On The Waterfront" (1954) and the bigot in "Twelve Angry Men" (1957). He is also remembered for creating the role of Willy Loman in Arthur Miller's 1949 play "Death of a Salesman", which he recreated for television in 1966.

A powerhouse actor of both stage and screen, Cobb joined the Group Theater in 1935, appearing in Clifford Odets' "Waiting for Lefty" and "Golden Boy" before making his screen debut in 1937. He often played boorish characters or heavies, most memorably as the corrupt boss in "On The Waterfront" (1954) and the bigot in "Twelve Angry Men" (1957). He is also remembered for creating the role of Willy Loman in Arthur Miller's 1949 play "Death of a Salesman", which he recreated for television in 1966.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Arthur Miller on Home Ground (1979) Himself
2.
 Cross Shot (1976) Dante Ragusa
3.
 That Lucky Touch (1975) General Steedeman
4.
 Nark, The (1975)
5.
6.
 Ultimatum (1975)
7.
 Great Ice Rip-Off, The (1974) Willy Calso
8.
 Dr. Max (1974) Dr Max Gordon
9.
 Trapped Beneath the Sea (1974) Victor Bateman
10.
 The Exorcist (1973) Lieutenant Kinderman
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Education

City College of New York: New York , New York -

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wife:
Helen Beverly. Actor. Married on February 1940.
wife:
Mary Hirsch. Married on June 27, 1957.

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daughter:
Julie Cobb. Actor. Born c. 1947; survived him; married to actor James Cromwell.

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