Zero Mostel

Zero Mostel

American, Actor
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Zero Mostel

Samuel Joel "Zero" Mostel (February 28, 1915 – September 8, 1977) was an American actor, singer and comedian of stage and screen, best known for his portrayal of comic characters such as Tevye on stage in Fiddler on the Roof, Pseudolus on stage and on screen in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and Max Bialystock in the original film version of The Producers. Mostel was a student of Don Richardson, and used an acting technique based on muscle memory. He was blacklisted during the 1950s, and his testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee was well-publicized. Mostel was an Obie Award and three-time Tony Award winner. He is also a member of the American Theater Hall of Fame, inducted posthumously in 1979.

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Full name at birth
Samuel Joel Mostel
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Claim to fame
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Fiddler on the Roof
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Date of birth
28 February 1915
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Place of birth
Brooklyn, New York, USA
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Date of death
8 September 1977
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Philadelphia, PA, USA
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Cause of death
Aortic aneurysm
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Resting place
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
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Occupation
Actor, Singer, Comedian, Voice Artist
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5' 11" (180 cm)
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  • City College of New York
  • New York University (1 year)
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