“Forgotten Hollywood”- Passing Parade Claims Marvin Kaplan

Posted on August 25, 2016 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

marvin-head-seven   Marvin Kaplan was the iconic comedian of film, television, and voice-over. He is probably best known for his recurring role on the sitcom Alice who frequented Mel’s Diner. He was also one of the gas station attendants who is beat up by Jonathan Winters in It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World.

   Kaplan graduated Brooklyn Law School with a Juris Doctorate Degree. Discovered by Katharine Hepburn, his first role was a small part in Adam’s Rib. Other cinematic appearances include Frances, Key to the City, Angels in the Outfield, The Nutty Professor, The Great Race, and Freaky Friday. On television, he had guest-starring roles in Petticoat Junction and Becker. He was also the familiar voice of Choo Choo on the animated cartoon series, Top Cat.   MARVIN KAPLAN ->

   Marvin served as AFTRA Los Angeles Local President for eight years, and Performers’ Governor on the Television Academy. A dedicated theatre person, Kaplan was a member of the oldest continually-operating live production company in Los Angeles, Theatre West, for many decades. He was also an accomplished playwright and screenwriter.

   Marvin Kaplin was 89.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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