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Born: August 2, 1919 Cause of Death:
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
American Tail: Fievel Goes West, An (1991)
Fievel Mousekowitz and his family, struggling to survive in New York City, decide to head out west looking for adventure and a better life.
2.
Twins (1988)
Six men combine their sperm in order for a beautiful woman to give birth to a superior infant. However, when two boys are born, they are separated at birth, and do not meet again until they are adults.
3.
Last Temptation of Christ, The (1988)
A depiction of Christ's life including a vision of what his life might have been like had he not been crucified.
4.
American Tail, An (1986)
A family of Russian mice is traveling aboard a ship to start a new life in America when their young son Fievel is washed overboard. Believing that he is lost at sea, they sadly start life in their new home without him. But in fact, Fievel has crossed the ocean in a bottle, and, once in the U.S., he
5.
Yentl (1983) as Papa--Reb Mendel
A Jewish girl masquerades as a boy to study Torah, but falls in love with her best friend.
6.
O'Hara's Wife (1982)
Workaholic lawyer Bob O'Hara is devastated when his wife suddenly dies. Before long, she returns to convince him to get his life in balance, take better care of his health, and repair his relationships with their two grown children.
7.
F.D.R. -- The Last Year (1980) as Josef Stalin
Jason Robards, who was seen as Leland Hayward initially only the night before, starred as a dying Franklin Delano Roosevelt in this dramatization of Jim Bishop's book, and garnered an Emmy Award nomination as Outstanding Actor. This production, taped rather than filmed, also brought a Supporting Act
8.
Henderson Monster, The (1980) as Professor Leo Tedeschi
Actor/playwright Jason Miller is a moody, egotistical Nobel scientist in DNA research in this variation on the Frankenstein theme (an original teleplay by Ernest Kinoy), with Christine Lahti as his Ph.D. assistant and Stephen Collins her cynical, hard-drinking science-fiction writer husband as the o
9.
Turnover Smith (1980) as Ashmed Amad
Criminology professor William Conrad uses scientific methods, advanced computer technology, his expertise in chess, and the leg work of several of his students to track down a crazed killer in San Francisco. Pilot to another series which Conrad (as executive producer as well as star) hoped would put
11.
Thirteenth Day: The Story Of Esther, The (1979) as Mordecai
A potential series of Biblical stories. The pilot presentation tells the Old Testament story of Esther, the beautiful Jewish girl who is wrested from her fiancee by the King of Persia to become his reluctant queen.
12.
Ziegfeld: The Man and His Women (1978)
The life and times of the flamboyant showman who built his legendary Follies around beautiful women, as told by the women in his life. This film received seven Emmy Award nominations, and Gerald Perry Finnerman won for his photography, John De Cuir for his production design, and Richard C. Goddard f
13.
Killing Stone (1978)
Returning from prison after serving ten years on trumped-up charges, a free-lance writer tries to uncover the truth behind a homicide involving the son of a U.S. Senator in this pilot for a prospective series.
14.
Voyage Of The Damned (1976)
A luxury liner carries Jewish refugees from Hitler''''s Germany in a desperate fight for survival.
15.
Francis Gary Powers: The True Story of the U-2 Spy Incident (1976)
A dramatization of the 1960 "U-2 incident," in which a CIA spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union and its pilot, Francis Gary Powers, was brought to trial. Powers was ultimately returned to the United States in a prisoner swap. In later years he became a helicopter traffic reporter for a Los
16.
Eric (1975) as Dr Duchesnes
A young man learns that he has terminal cancer but vows not to give up without an all-out fight in this drama based on Doris Lund's memoir of her son's last year.
17.
Psychic Killer (1975) as Dr Gubner
Mental patient Arnold Masters, hospitalized for a murder he didn't commit, learns astral projection--the art of leaving one's physical body and transporting the soul someplace else--from a fellow inmate. Upon his release, Arnold uses his new powers to bump off the people he holds responsible for his arrest, his mother's death while he was imprisoned and the price of meat! Lt. Morgan and Lt. Anderson are the cops on his trail, while his caring shrink, Dr. Scott, tries to prevent any more deaths.
18.
Stranger Within, The (1974)
A chiller about an expectant mother whose bizarre actions are controlled by her unborn baby.
19.
Sex Symbol, The (1974)
A thinly disguised drama based on Marilyn Monroe's life and death, with Connie Stevens flaunting her undeniable charms, Shelley Winters as a Hollywood gossip columnist, Don Murray as an attractive married U.S. Senator, Nehemiah Persoff as a European-accented studio czar, James Olson as a cerebral ar
20.
Missiles of October, The (1974)
A three-hour television movie dramatizing the events surrounding the Cuban missile crisis of 1962, when the Soviet Union tried to establish nuclear ballistic missles on Cuba in defiance of the American demands that they be removed. Some months later, the U.S. removed its own missles from bases in Tu
21.
Lieutenant Schuster's Wife (1972) as Champagne Joe Carroll
A policeman's widow becomes determined to clear his name after learning that he was accused of being on the take, and following his shooting in an ambush she tracks down the real killer.
22.
Red Sky at Morning (1971) as Amadeo Montoya
A young boy adjusts to moving to a new town, as the experiences and people he meets mature him unexpectedly.
23.
Mrs. Pollifax--Spy (1971) as [Gen.] Berisha
A society woman volunteers to root out enemy agents in Albania.
24.
The People Next Door (1970) as Dr. Salazar
25.
The Girl Who Knew Too Much (1969) as Lieutenant Crawford
26.
Mafia (1969) as Pizzuco
Based on the Leonardo Sciascia novel of the same title, this story deals with the difficulties facing a northern police officer investigating a Mafia murder in a small Sicilian town in 1961. Salvatore Colasbena, a construction supplier, was murdered # and buried under a blanket of tar # because he refused to join the Mafia-controlled roadbuilding group. His widow, Rosa, is investigated by the police, but honest Captain Bellodi comes to suspect Mafia boss Don Mariano Arena when he can find no witnesses, no evidence, only hostile obstruction by corrupt government influences. Captain Bellodi has no idea that his pursuit of the truth will stir up a hornet's nest. Powerful figures have a vested interest in ensuring that the very existence of the Mafia can be denied. The movie dramatizes the hold that the Mafia has on Sicilian life: the police, the judiciary, politics, and the Catholic Church. Everyone in the village is afraid to talk to Bellodi for fear they will be silenced forever.
27.
The Money Jungle (1968) as Lieut. Dow Reeves
28.
Panic in the City (1968) as August Best
29.
The Power (1968) as Carl Melniker
A scientist tries to unmask a murderous genius with psychic powers.
30.
People Next Door, The (1968)
The story traces the slow destruction of a family by a generation gap, drugs, and a lack of understanding of each other.
31.
Dangerous Days Of Kiowa Jones (1966)
A drifter deputized by a dying sheriff fights to bring two killers to justice.
32.
The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965) as Shemiah
All-star epic retelling of Christ''s life.
33.
Fate Is the Hunter (1964) as Ben Sawyer
An airline investigator refuses to believe pilot error caused a fatal crash.
34.
A Global Affair (1964) as Under Secretary Segura
A U.N. official tries to locate the mother of an abandoned baby.
35.
The Hook (1963) as Captain Van Ryn
Three soldiers in Korea go through inner torment when they''''re ordered to execute an enemy soldier.
36.
The Comancheros (1961) as Graile
A Texas ranger teams up with a gambler to stop an outlaw from running weapons into Mexico with the help of the Comanches.
37.
The Big Show (1961) as Bruno Everard
38.
Never Steal Anything Small (1959) as Pinelli
Jake MacIllaney will do just about anything to win the presidential election of longshoreman union Local 26. When he encounters young upright attorney Dan Cabot and Cabot's attractive wife, Linda, MacIllaney breaks up their marriage, pursues Linda, and pins a grand larceny rap on Dan. And all set to music!
39.
Day of the Outlaw (1959) as Dan
Rival cattlemen join forces to fight off outlaws.
40.
Some Like It Hot (1959) as Little Bonaparte
Two musicians on the run from gangsters masquerade as members of an all-girl band.
41.
Green Mansions (1959) as Don Panta
A young adventurer falls in love with a mystical woman in the South American jungle.
42.
Al Capone (1959) as Johnny Torrio
Chicago's most notorious gangster rules the city ruthlessly.
43.
This Angry Age (1958) as Albert Legros
44.
The Badlanders (1958) as Vincente
Western outlaws join forces for a daring gold robbery in this remake of The Asphalt Jungle.
45.
The Wrong Man (1957) as Gene Conforti
A musician is mistaken for a vicious thief, with devastating results.
46.
Men in War (1957) as Sgt. [Nate] Lewis
Two enemies join forces to save their men during a retreat from the North Koreans.
47.
Street of Sinners (1957) as Leon
48.
The Wild Party (1956) as Kicks Johnson
A former pro-football player falls on hard times.
49.
The Harder They Fall (1956) as Leo
A cynical press agent exposes inhuman conditions in the boxing game.
50.
On the Waterfront (1954) as Cab driver
A young stevedore takes on the mobster who rules the docks.

Music (feature film)

51.
American Tail, An (1986)
A family of Russian mice is traveling aboard a ship to start a new life in America when their young son Fievel is washed overboard. Believing that he is lost at sea, they sadly start life in their new home without him. But in fact, Fievel has crossed the ocean in a bottle, and, once in the U.S., he

Cast (special)

52.
Big Knife, The (1988)
A televison adaptation of Clifford Odets' 1949 Broadway stage play about greed and avarice in the Hollywood film industry during the 1940s. A top movie star is torn between the lure of a new contract offered by a ruthless studio boss who knows a dark secret from his past, and the love of his wife, w
53.
Reunion in Vienna (1955) as Strup
While in Vienna on a holiday, Elena Krug, the happily married wife of a psychiatrist, meets Rudolf Maximillan, an old flame who is now the Archduke of Austria. The story, in which Greer Garson makes her dramatic TV debut, relates the problems that arise when Elena realizes she still loves Rudolf.
54.
Marty (1953) as Marty'S Friend
A drama about Marty Polletti, a homely 36-year-old butcher from the Bronx who has given up hope of finding a mate. However, while attending a local ballroom dance, he meets Clara Davis, an equally unattractive school teacher, and for the first time, he feels there is hope for a lasting love. The tel

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

55.
Condominium (1980)
56.
French Atlantic Affair, The (1979)
There's terror on the high seas when cult leader Telly Savalas and his fanatic followers, among whom is devoted Shelley Winters, seize a luxury liner commanded by Louis Jourdan and hold a stellar roster of film and TV luminaries for a ransom of $70 million in gold. Chad Everett is a successful novel
57.
Word, The (1978)
Intrigue surrounding the discovery and publication of a controversial document that appears to be a long-lost ancient eyewitness account of the life of Christ, with David Janssen playing a public relations executive hired to promote this new version of the Bible. International film beauty Florinda B

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

58.
Sadat (1983)
59.
Rebels, The (1979)

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