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Zero Mostel

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Samuel Joel “Zero” Mostel (February 28, 1915 – September 8, 1977) was an American actor of stage and screen, best known for his portrayal of comic characters such as Tevye onstage in Fiddler on the Roof, Pseudolus onstage and onscreen in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and Max Bialystock in the original film version of The Producers. He was blacklisted during the 1950s, and his testimony before the House Committee on Un-American Activities was well-publicized. He was a Tony Award and Obie Award winner. Description above from the Wikipedia article Zero Mostel, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Feb 28, 1915 In Brooklyn, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Du Barry Was a Lady 1943-08-13
Latest Project:
Movie Broadway's Lost Treasures III: The Best of The Tony Awards 2005-08-07
Known For
Poster of The Dick Cavett Show
Poster of The Producers
Poster of Sirocco
Poster of The Ed Sullivan Show
Movie Broadway's Lost Treasures III: The Best of The Tony Awards Pseudolus (segment "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum") 2005-08-07
Movie The Making of 'The Producers' Max Bialystock (archive footage) (uncredited) 2004-10-25
Movie Broadway's Lost Treasures Tevye (segment "Fiddler On The Roof") 2003-08-10
Movie Red, White, and Zero 1979-12-21
Movie Watership Down Kehaar (voice) 1978-10-14
Movie Ride of the Valkyrie 1977-10-29
Movie The Front Hecky Brown 1976-09-17
Series The Muppet Show Unknown 1976-09-05
Movie The Little Drummer Boy Book II Brutus (voice) 1976-12-13
Movie Fore Play The President / Don Pasquale 1975-03-01
Movie Journey into Fear Kopelkin 1975-08-08
Movie Rhinoceros John 1974-01-21
Movie Old Faithful Ranger Zeppel 1973-01-01
Movie Saga of Sonora Heavy Harry 1973-05-03
Movie Once Upon a Scoundrel Carlos del Refugio 1973-01-01
Movie The Hot Rock Abe Greenberg 1972-01-26
Series The Electric Company 1971-10-25
Series Josie and the Pussycats 1970-09-12
Movie The Angel Levine Morris Mishkin 1970-07-28
Series The Flip Wilson Show Unknown 1970-09-17
Movie Mastermind Inspector Hoku Ichihara 1969-08-12
Movie The Great Bank Robbery Rev. Pious Blue 1969-09-10
Series Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Unknown 1968-01-22
Series The Dick Cavett Show Self - Guest 1968-06-06
Movie Great Catherine Potemkin 1968-11-29
Movie The Producers Max Bialystock 1967-11-22
Movie Carol + 2 Himself 1966-03-22
Movie A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Pseudolus 1966-10-16
Series The Merv Griffin Show Self 1962-10-01
Movie Waiting for Godot Estragon 1961-01-01
Movie The World of Sholom Aleichem 1959-12-14
Series Tony Awards Himself - Performer 1956-04-01
Movie Sirocco Balukjiaan 1951-06-13
Movie The Enforcer 'Big Babe' Lazich 1951-02-24
Movie Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell Emmett 1951-08-01
Movie The Model and the Marriage Broker George Wixted 1951-11-01
Movie The Guy Who Came Back Boots Mullins 1951-08-16
Movie Panic in the Streets Raymond Fitch 1950-07-27
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20
Movie Du Barry Was a Lady Rami - the Swami / Taliostra 1943-08-13