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Zero Mostel
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In the Broadway play Fiddler on the Roof (1964)
Born
Samuel Joel Mostel

(1915-02-28)February 28, 1915
Brooklyn, New York City
Died September 8, 1977(1977-09-08) (aged 62)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Cause of death Aortic aneurysm
Alma mater City College of New York
New York University
Occupation Actor, comedian, singer
Years active 1941–1977
Known for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Fiddler on the Roof
The Producers
The Front

Samuel Joel "Zero" Mostel (February 28, 1915 – September 8, 1977) was an American actor, singer and comedian. He was best known for his roles as Tevye on stage in Fiddler on the Roof, Pseudolus on stage and on screen in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and Max Bialystock in the original movie version of Mel Brooks' The Producers (1967).

Mostel later starred in the Hollywood Blacklist drama movie The Front (1976) alongside Woody Allen, for which Mostel was nominated for the British Academy Film Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Mostel was an Obie Award and three-time Tony Award winner.


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