James Karen (born James Karnofsky; November 28, 1923 – October 23, 2018) was an American actor. He was known for his roles as Martin Frohm in The Pursuit of Happyness and as Ben Hubbard in Superman Returns. He also starred in Poltergeist and The Return of the Living Dead.
November 28, 1923
|Died||October 23, 2018 (aged 94)|
|Other names||Mr. Pathmark|
|Alma mater||Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre|
|Known for||Martin Frohm in The Pursuit of Happyness,|
Ben Hubbard in Superman Returns
|Spouse(s)||Susan Reed (1958-1967; divorced)|
Alba Francesca (1986-2018; his death)
Karen was born on November 28, 1923 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania to a Russian-Jewish family. He studied at Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre. Karen was married to Susan Reed from 1958 until they divorced in 1967. They had one child. He married Alba Francesca in 1986.
- "James Karen Biography (1923-)". Film Reference.com. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
- "James Karen, Actor in 'Poltergeist' and So Much More, Dies at 94". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 24, 2018.
- "James Karen, Veteran Actor and "Pathmark Man", Dies at 94". The New York Times. Retrieved October 24, 2018.