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Born: April 21, 1935 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1962:
First acting role was in the Broadway production of "Tchin-Tchin"
1964:
Feature acting debut in "Sex and the College Girl" (shot in Puerto Rico in 1964 as "The Fun Lovers"; released in Chicago in 1970 as "Sex and the College Girl")
1965:
Began working as assistant to director Gene Saks in New York
1966:
Co-wrote (lyrics and libretto) and directed first off-Broadway play, "Hooray! It's a Glorious Day...and All That"
1968:
Directed play, "Lovers and Other Strangers" on Broadway
1968:
Film debut, "Rosemary's Baby"
1974:
Produced first Broadway play, "Thieves" (also director)
1974:
Adapted "11 Harrowhouse" to film (also starred)
1975:
Starred on Broadway in "Same Time, Next Year"
1977:
Produced and directed off-Broadway production, "Unexpected Guests"
1977:
Co-writer of "The Paul Simon Special"
2004:
Cast in the play "The Right Kind of People," at the Magic Theatre in San Francisco; play is based on Grodin's experience sitting on the board of the New York co-op he lived in from 1986 to 1992
1980:
Played Goldie Hawn's husband in roles included Neil Simon's "Seems Like Old Times"
1983:
Directed Marlo Thomas TV special "Love, Sex and Marriage"
1985:
Debut as screenwriter and co-producer of film, "Movers and Shakers"
1988:
Played a bounty hunter opposite Robert De Niro in the well-reviewed comedy, "Midnight Run"
1990:
Wrote and starred in off-Broadway comedy, "Price of Fame"
1992:
Played the nervous family man in the kids' comedy "Beethoven"
1993:
Reprised his role in the sequel, "Beethoven's 2nd"
1995:
Hosted own talk show on CNBC cable network titled, "The Charles Grodin Show"
1998:
Moved to MSNBC as host of weekend talk show; show cancelled in November 1999
2000:
Joined CBS' "60 Minutes II" as a commentator
2004:
Wrote "The Right Kind of People," an off-Broadway play about Co-op boards in certain buildings in Manhattan
2007:
Returned to acting in the Zach Braff comedy "The Ex"

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