Martin Balsam



  • Birth Name: Martin Henry Balsam
  • Birth Place: Bronx, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 11/04/1919, Scorpio
  • Date of Death: 02/13/1996
  • Profession: Actor
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Martin Balsam Fast Facts:
  • Served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
  • One of the original members of the Actors Studio, he had a steady stream of roles on stage and TV before making his film debut in On the Waterfront (1954).
  • Appeared in both versions of Cape Fear, the 1962 original and the 1991 remake.
  • Divided his time between films and theater; his movies included Psycho (1960) and A Thousand Clowns (1965), and plays included Death of a Salesman and Camino Real.
  • Costarred in the sitcom Archie Bunker's Place from 1979 to '81.
  • A highly respected and successful character actor, he worked steadily in films and television until 1994, just two years before he died of a stroke while vacationing in Rome, Italy.
  • Martin Balsam Relationships:
  • Joyce Van Patten - Ex-wife
  • Lillian Balsam - Mother
  • Warren Balsam - Brother
  • Adam Balsam - Son
  • Zoe - Daughter
  • Pearl Somner - Ex-wife
  • Albert Balsam - Father
  • Irene Miller - Ex-wife
  • Talia Balsam - Daughter
  • Martin Balsam Awards:
  • 1974 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1975 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Supporting Actor - Nominee
  • 1976 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Supporting Actor - Nominee
  • 1965 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Winner
  • 1977 Emmy: Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Special - Nominee
  • 1968 Tony: Actor (Dramatic) - Winner
  • College:
  • Attended the Actors Studio, New York, NY

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