Monday, October 26, 2009

Lou Jacobi (1913-2009)

Here's another actor whose name you might not recognize, but his face might be just so familiar. Lou Jacobi, veteran character actor and Broadway star, passed away recently, 2 months shy of his 95th birthday. Jacobi made a zillion guest appearances on shows as diverse as The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and Barney Miller, and even headlined his own sitcom, the short-lived CBS comedy, Ivan the Terrible, in the mid-70's. Mr. Jacobi also had recorded some comedy records and appeared in Woody Allen's "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask)", among his many film credits. Many thanks to Ivan Shreve's Thrilling Days of Yesteryear blog for the tip.

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