Thursday, December 06, 2012

Allen Joseph: 1919-2012

       We learned of the death today of veteran character actor  Allen Joseph. Born May 29, 1919 in Minneapolis, Joseph worked on the stage, and in film and television. He died November 30th in Mission Viejo, California at the age of 93. His wife of 60 years, Teresa died in 2003. Mr. Joseph wrote plays for the stage, and appeared in the Broadway production of Anastasia in 1954. He appeared in many film and television roles such as bits in the films Raging Bull (as a jeweler); Chilly Scenes of Winter (as a blind man); the cult film Eraserhead (as Mr. X); and Marathon Man (as Babe's Father). His TV work includes Naked City, Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Wagon Train, Perry Mason, The Fugitive, The Invaders, Get Smart, Mission: Impossible, Mannix, Alias Smith & Jones, Ironside, Baretta, Six Million Dollar Man, Police Story, Kojak, Starsky & Hutch, Man From Atlantis, Quincy, and Airwolf.

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