“Forgotten Hollywood”- Heartbreak Charles…

Posted on May 18, 2021 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`Charles Grodin was a deadpan comedian known for his dry wit and his wonderful timing. He was a familiar face on screen for over five decades.  He was also a natural on prime-time talk shows.

“`Grodin dropped out of the University of Miami to launch a career in acting.  Grodin’s cinematic debut was an uncredited bit in Disney’s 1954 film 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.  A student of Lee Strasberg and Uta Hagen, he landed Broadway jobs, including a debut in Tchin-Tchin, which starred Anthony Quinn.                           CHARLES GRODIN –>

“`After he landed a small role in Rosemary’s Baby, Grodin became a sought-after actor.  Catch-22 and The Heartbreak Kid cemented his status as a Hollywood mainstay. He earned a Golden Globe nomination for his latter performance.

“`Grodin appeared in memorable comedies including 11 Harrowhouse, King Kong, DaveHeaven Can WaitMidnight Run, The Great Muppet Caper, The Woman in Red, The Couch Trip, So I Married an Axe Murderer, Seems Like Old Times, Hearts and Souls  and Beethoven series of movies. On the small screen, Grodin guest-starred in The F. B. I., Have Gun – Will Travel, My Mother the Car, The Virginian, The Big Valley, The Guns of Will Sonnett, Judd for the Defense, The Big Valley, and Laverne and Shirley.

“`From 1995 to 1998, Grodin hosted his own issues-oriented talk show, The Charles Grodin Show, on CNBC; and starting in 2000, he was a political commentator for 60 Minutes II.

“`Charles Grodin was eighty-six.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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