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Herbert Edelman

Herbert Edelman

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Also Known As: Died: July 21, 1996
Born: November 5, 1933 Cause of Death: emphysema
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Grew up in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn with dreams of becoming a farmer
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Attended Cornell University's School of Agriculture for six months
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Served as a corporal in the US Army
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Enrolled in Brooklyn College where he began acting regularly
1961:
First stage role of note, played the Commodore in Boston production of "Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feeling So Sad"
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"Discovered" by director Mike Nichols while driving a cab
1963:
Broadway debut, "Lorenzo"
1963:
Breakthrough stage role, the telephone repairman in Broadway production of Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park", directed by Mike Nichols
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Continued to drive cab, often picking up audience members who had seen him perform
1966:
TV series debut, played the recurring role of Uncle Harry on the sitcom "Occasional Wife"
1967:
Reprised the role of the bewildered telephone repairman in film version of "Barefoot in the Park"
1968:
Portrayed Murray the cop in the film version of Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple"
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Turned down a role in Mike Nichols' film version of "Catch 22" to star in a TV series
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Co-starred with Bob ("Gilligan's Island") Denver in the "buddy" sitcom, "The Good Guys"
1969:
TV-movie debut, "In Name Only", an ABC romantic comedy
1973:
Starred in the busted pilot for a NBC comedy-drama entitled "Kosta and His Family"
1974:
Co-starred with Tim Conway in "The Boys", an unsold sitcom pilot
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Occasionally played Mo Epstein, "sweat hog" Juan's uncle, on the hit high school sitcom "Welcome Back, Kotter"
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Co-starred with Robbie Rist in the live-action Saturday morning NBC children's fantasy series "Big John, Little John", as a junior high school science teacher who discovers the fountain of youth
1978:
Starred in "Honest Al's A-OK Used Car and Trailer Rental Tigers", a busted pilot for a syndicated sitcom
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Played the regular role of Reggie, a harried bookkeeper, on the short-lived sitcom "Ladies' Man"
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Played a regular role, Deputy Commissioner Herbert Klein, on the ABC cop drama "Strike Force"
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Played a regular, the good-natured salesman Harry, on the first season of the ABC sitcom spin-off "9 to 5"
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Played a recurring role on the respected NBC medical drama "St. Elsewhere"
1983:
Final film role, co-starred as psychiatrist Dr. Jonas Pletchik in Jerry Lewis' "Cracking Up/Smorgasbord"
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Played the recurring role of Bea Arthur's no-good ex-husband Stanley Zbornak on the hit NBC sitcom "The Golden Girls"

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