Charles Grodin

American actor (1935–2021)

Charles Sidney Grodin (April 21, 1935 – May 18, 2021) was an American actor, comedian, author and television talk show host. He won an Emmy Award for writing in 1978.

Charles Grodin
Grodin in 2013
Charles Sidney Grodin

(1935-04-21)April 21, 1935
DiedMay 18, 2021(2021-05-18) (aged 86)
  • Actor
  • comedian
  • writer
  • talk show host
Years active1954–2017
Spouse(s)Julie Ferguson (divorced)
Elissa Durwood (m. 1983)

Grodin is best known for his appearances on The Tonight Show and The Late Show. Grodin's movie roles include Catch-22 (1970), The Heartbreak Kid (1972), Midnight Run and The Couch Trip (both 1988), Beethoven (1992) and Beethoven's 2nd, Dave and Heart and Souls (all 1993).

Grodin was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to an Orthodox Jewish family. He had a daughter with his first wife, Julie Ferguson. He married Elissa Durwood in 1983. They had a son.[1]

Grodin died of bone marrow cancer at his home in Wilton, Connecticut, on May 18, 2021. He was 86.[2]

References change

  1. "Charles Grodin". Gotham Comedy Club. Archived from the original on January 2, 2017. Retrieved December 15, 2017.
  2. McCarthy, Tyler (May 18, 2021). "Charles Grodin, known for 'The Heartbreak Kid' and Broadway roles, dead at 86". Fox News. Retrieved May 18, 2021.

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