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Sat Dec 7, 2019, 12:40 AM

Actor Ron Leibman dead at 82

Source: Associated Press

By JOCELYN NOVECK an hour ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Ron Leibman, who appeared in movies, theater and television in a career that spanned six decades and won a Tony award for Tony Kushner’s iconic play ”Ängels in America,” has died after an illness. He was 82.

Leibman’s agent, Robert Attermann, said the actor died Friday. He gave no further details, but a person who knew the actor, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the cause was pneumonia. Leibman is survived by his wife, the actress Jessica Walter.

In his lengthy career, Leibman played a huge variety of roles both dramatic and comic. He appeared in numerous films including “Norma Rae,” opposite Sally Field, and “Slaughterhouse-Five.” He won an Emmy award in 1979 for the short-lived CBS series “Kaz,” which he also created. He was perhaps best known on television for his role on “Friends,” though, in which he played Dr. Leonard Green, the father of Rachel, played by Jennifer Aniston.

A crowning moment of Leibman’s career was his leading-actor Tony in 1993 for playing the fearsome role of Roy Cohn, the conservative lawyer and chief counsel to Sen. Joseph McCarthy who died of AIDS in 1986. Leibman’s performance was called ”blood-churning” by New York Times critic Frank Rich, and “frenzied” by Associated Press critic Michael Kuchwara.

Read more: https://apnews.com/20301453cde4c7eba65e22daf4c5a4af





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dixiegrrrrl Dec 7 #1
yellowdogintexas Dec 8 #9
dixiegrrrrl Dec 8 #11
Skittles Dec 7 #2
Kaleva Dec 7 #3
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Floyd R. Turbo Dec 7 #4
Paladin Dec 7 #5
Doc_Technical Dec 7 #6
yellowdogintexas Dec 8 #10

Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 12:49 AM

1. I always liked him.



The "B" actors have always fascinated me, they often turn in better roles than the more famous leads.
Most of the ones I enjoy are British or from other countries. In fact, currently I am making it a point to see anything that Alun Armstrong or Stephen Graham are in, and adored Bob Hoskins..R.I.P.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 10:41 AM

9. Have you seen "Captain Jack" It's on either Netflix or Prime

great film based loosely on a true story. Hoskins played Jack and he was wonderful.

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Response to yellowdogintexas (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 01:35 PM

11. Thank you!!!!!!!



Found it on Amazon prime.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 12:52 AM

2. that the second ex of Linda Lavin to pass this year

Kip Niven died in May

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 05:08 AM

3. In Archer, he played a husband to a character voiced by his real life wife Jessica Walter.

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 12:26 PM

7. Ron Cadillac?

I loved that character! He was hilarious!

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Response to robbob (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 12:41 PM

8. Yes!

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 09:08 AM

4. He was brilliant in Where's Poppa and The Hot Rick.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 10:57 AM

5. "Nobody fucks with Paul Lazzaro!"

Unforgettable line from the movie of "Slaughterhouse Five." RIP to a gifted actor.

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Response to Paladin (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 11:28 AM

6. Paul Lazzaro was the first character that came to mind.

also, his over the top portrayal as Esteban, the alcalde, in
Zorro: The Gay Blade.

RIP Ron Leibman

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Response to Doc_Technical (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 10:42 AM

10. OMG That Guy! I love Zorro the Gay Blade and Esteban

His wife screaming at him. LOVED it. Note to self: need to watch again.

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