Nehemiah Persoff1919 — 2022 Age: 102 years old
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Nehemiah Persoff (born August 2, 1919) was a former American film and television character actor. He was born in Jerusalem, Palestine Mandate. Born in what is now part of Israel, Persoff emigrated with his family to the United States in 1929. He began to take an interest in acting in the 1940s, and after serving in the Army during World War II, he began to pursue his acting career in the New York Theater. In 1947, he was accepted into the Actor's Studio and eventually began appearing in films. His film credits include: On the Waterfront, Some Like It Hot, Al Capone, The Greatest Story Ever Told, Voyage of the Damned, The Comancheros, Yentl (portraying Barbra Streisand's character's father), Twins and the American Tail (animated-film series) (voiced, "Papa Mousekewitz"). Persoff appeared in such television series as, Five Fingers ("The Moment of Truth"), The Big Valley ("Legend of a General", Parts I & II, episode), The Twilight Zone ("Judgment Night" episode), Alfred Hitchcock Presents ("Heart of Gold" episode), The Untouchables, Naked City, The Legend of Jesse James, Gunsmoke, The Wild Wild West, Hawaii Five-O, Ellery Queen ("The Adventure of the Pharaoh's Curse" episode), Mission: Impossible (3 episodes), Adam-12 ("Vendetta" episode), Charlie's Angels, Hunter, Columbo, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Magnum, P.I., Law & Order and Chicago Hope. In the mid-1980s, Persoff began to pursue painting, specializing in watercolour. This was at a time when health problems forced him to decrease his acting workload. Description above from the Wikipedia article Nehemiah Persoff, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
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1954 On the WaterfrontCab Driver (uncredited) 1956 The Harder They FallLeo 1957 The Wrong ManEugene 'Gene' Conforti 1959 Some Like It HotLittle Bonaparte 1959 Day of the OutlawDan, Starret's Foreman 1959 Al CaponeJohnny Torrio 1961 The ComancherosGraile 1965 The Greatest Story Ever ToldShemiah 1976 Voyage of the DamnedHerr Hauser 1983 YentlRebbe Mendel 1986 An American TailPapa Mousekewitz (voice) 1988 TwinsMitchell Traven 1991 An American Tail: Fievel Goes WestPapa Mousekewitz (voice) 1998 An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan IslandPapa Mousekewitz (voice) 1999 An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night MonsterPapa Mousekewitz (voice)Limited to the 15 most popular items