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Martin Henry Balsam (November 4, 1919February 13, 1996) was an American actor. November 4 is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 57 days remaining. ... Year 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... February 13 is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke while waiting between takes during location filming An actor or actress is a person who acts, or plays a role, in a dramatic production. ...

Balsam was born in the Bronx in New York City to Albert Balsam and Lillian Weinstein. He studied dramatics at The New School in New York City and then served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. In 1947 he was selected by Elia Kazan and Lee Strasberg to be a player in the Actors Studio television program and went on to appear in a number of television plays in the 1950s and returned frequently to television as a guest star on numerous dramas. Housing projects in the infamous South Bronx area. ... New York, NY redirects here. ... The New School is an institution of higher learning in New York City, located around Greenwich Village in Lower Manhattan. ... New York, NY redirects here. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Elia Kazan, (Greek Ηλίας Καζάν), (September 7, 1909 – September 28, 2003) was a Greek-American film and theatre director and producer and novelist. ... January 20, 1978: Lee Strasberg talks about his craft during a two-week seminar in Germany. ... The Actors Studio is a theatrical school and workshop located in the Old Labor Stage on 44th Street in New York City. ...

Balsam appeared in such films as On the Waterfront, 12 Angry Men (as Juror #1), Time Limit, Psycho, Cape Fear (1962) as the police chief, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Seven Days in May, Catch-22, Tora! Tora! Tora!, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, The Delta Force, Death Wish 3, and the 1991 Martin Scorsese remake of Cape Fear (Balsam, Gregory Peck, and Robert Mitchum all appeared in both the 1962 and 1991 versions of the film). On the Waterfront is an American 1954 film about mob violence and corruption among longshoremen, and it has become a standard of its kind. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Time Limit is a 1957 court room drama directed by actor Karl Malden, it would be his only directing credit. ... Psycho is a 1960 suspense/horror film directed by auteur Alfred Hitchcock from the screenplay by Joseph Stefano. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Seven Days in May is a political thriller novel published by Harper & Row, New York in 1962(current hardcover edition: ISBN 0-06-012436-9) written by Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey. ... Catch-22 is a 1970 film, adapted from the book of the same name by Joseph Heller. ... Tora! Tora! Tora! ) is a 1970 American-Japanese film that dramatizes the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the series of American blunders that unintentionally improved its effectiveness. ... The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (also known as The Taking of Pelham 123) is a thriller movie released in 1974. ... The Delta Force is a 1986 action film starring Chuck Norris and Lee Marvin as leaders of an elite squad of special forces troops based on the real life U.S. Army Delta Force unit. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Martin Luciano Scorsese (IPA: AmE: ; Ita: []) (born November 17, 1942) is an Academy Award-winning American film director. ... Cape Fear is a 1991 film, directed by Martin Scorsese. ... Gregory Peck (April 5, 1916 – June 12, 2003) was an Oscar-winning American film actor. ... Robert Mitchum in Cape Fear Robert Charles Durman Mitchum (August 6, 1917 – July 1, 1997) was an American film actor and singer. ...

Balsam also appeared in a film that eventually became a highly popular Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode, the 1975 Joe Don Baker police drama Mitchell. In 1973, he played Dr. Rudy Wells when the Martin Caidin novel, Cyborg was adapted as the TV-movie, The Six Million Dollar Man, though he did not reprise the role for the subsequent weekly series. Mystery Science Theater 3000, often abbreviated MST3K, is an American cult television comedy series created by Joel Hodgson and produced by Best Brains, Inc. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Joe Don Baker (born February 12, 1936 in Groesbeck, Texas) is an American film actor perhaps best known for his role as sheriff Buford Pusser in the American film classic Walking Tall. ... This article is about the 1975 film. ... Martin Caidin (1927-1997) was an American author and an authority on aeronautics and aviation. ... Cyborg is the title of a science fiction/secret agent novel by Martin Caidin which was first published in 1972. ... The Six Million Dollar Man was an American television series about a cyborg working for a U.S. secret service called OSI. The show was based on the novel Cyborg by Martin Caidin, and aired on the ABC network as a regular series from 1974 to 1978, following a set...

In 1965, he won an Academy Award for best supporting actor for his role as Arnold Burns, the agent brother of the oddball non-conformist and unemployed kiddie-show writer Jason Robards, Jr. in A Thousand Clowns and starred as Murray Klein on the All in the Family spin-off Archie Bunker's Place for two seasons. Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... A Thousand Clowns is a 1965 film which tells the story of a young boy who lives with his eccentric uncle, who is forced to conform to society in order to keep custody of the boy. ... All in the Family is a popular and acclaimed American situation comedy that was originally broadcast on the CBS television network from January 12, 1971 until April 8, 1979, when the final original episode aired. ... A spin-off (or spinoff) is a new organization or entity formed by a split from a larger one such as a new company formed from a university research group. ... Archie Bunkers Place was a CBS sitcom that had previously been known as All in the Family. ...

In 1967 he won a Tony Award for his appearance in the 1967 Broadway production of You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running. What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ... Broadway theatre[1] is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ...

During 1952 he married his first wife, an actress Pearl Somner, they divorced two years later during 1954

His second wife was actress Joyce Van Patten the marriage lasted three years from 1959 until 1962; their only child is a daughter, Talia Balsam, born January 1, 1960 but other records show she was born 5th March 1959. Joyce Van Patten (born March 9, 1934 in New York City) is an American actress who has appeared on TV on both As The World Turns and on The Odd Couple, in movies The Bad News Bears, and on stage on Broadway. ... TV and movie actress daughter of Martin Balsam and Joyce Van Patten, Talia is the only woman to have succeeded in bringing George Clooney to the wedding altar, but their marriage did not last. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ...

Married during 1963 he is survived by his third wife Irene Miller; an actress from 1918 to 1922 and their two children

Balsam died in Rome of Italy of a heart attack on 13 February 1996, aged 76. He is interred at Cedar Park Cemetery, in Emerson, New Jersey. Acute myocardial infarction (AMI or MI), commonly known as a heart attack, is a disease state that occurs when the blood supply to a part of the heart is interrupted. ... Cedar Park Cemetery is a cemetery located in Emerson, in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. ... Map highlighting Emersons location within Bergen County. ...

Preceded by
Peter Ustinov
for Topkapi
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
for A Thousand Clowns
Succeeded by
Walter Matthau
for The Fortune Cookie

Ustinov at Large (book cover) Sir Peter Alexander Ustinov, CBE (16 April 1921 – 28 March 2004), born Peter Alexander von Ustinov, was an Academy Award-winning British-born actor, writer, dramatist and raconteur of French, Italian, German, Russian and Ethiopian ancestry. ... Ustinov, Schell, Mercouri Topkapi is a 1964 heist film by directed by American Jules Dassin. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... A Thousand Clowns is a 1965 film which tells the story of a young boy who lives with his eccentric uncle, who is forced to conform to society in order to keep custody of the boy. ... Walter Matthau Walter Matthau (October 1, 1920 – July 1, 2000) was an Academy Award winning American comedy actor. ... The Fortune Cookie is a 1967 film with Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon. ...

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Martin Balsam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (276 words)
Martin Balsam (November 4, 1919 – February 13, 1996) was an American actor.
In 1947 he was selected by Elia Kazan and Lee Strasberg to be a player in the Actors' Studio television program and went on to appear in a number of television plays in the 1950s and returned frequently to television as a guest star on numerous dramas.
Their daughter, Talia Balsam, was born January 1, 1960.
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