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Grodin in February 2013
Charles Grodinsky

(1935-04-21)April 21, 1935
Died May 18, 2021(2021-05-18) (aged 86)
Cause of death Bone marrow cancer
Nationality American
Occupation Actor, comedian, writer, talk show host
Years active 1954–2017
Spouse(s) Julie Ferguson (divorced)
Elissa Durwood (m. 1985)
Children 2

Charles Grodin (born Charles Grodinsky; April 21, 1935 – May 18, 2021) was an American actor, comedian, author and former television talk show host. He won an Emmy Award for writing in 1978.

Grodin was best known for his appearances on The Tonight Show and The Late Show. He was also known for his roles in the movies Catch-22 (1970), The Heartbreak Kid (1972), Midnight Run and The Couch Trip (both 1988), Beethoven (1992) and Dave and Heart and Souls (both 1993). He was a cast member of Dream love from 1997.

Grodin was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to an Orthodox Jewish family. He had a daughter with his first wife, Julie Ferguson. He married Elissa Durwood in 1985. They had a son.

Grodin died of bone marrow cancer at his home in Wilton, Connecticut on May 18, 2021 at the age of 86.

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