Lee J. Cobb

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  • Birth Name: Leo Jacob
  • Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
  • Died: February 11, 1976
  • Profession: Actor
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  • Was a violin prodigy as a child, but suffered a broken wrist that affected his playing.
  • Was an accomplished harmonica player.
  • Early in his career, did stage work with California's Pasadena Playhouse and New York's Group Theatre.
  • Played Willy Loman in the original 1949 Broadway production of Death of a Salesman.
  • Provided testimony as a friendly witness before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1953.
  • Was originally considered to play police detective Columbo in the 1968 TV-movie Prescription: Murder.
  • Starred with daughter Julie Cobb in the 1974 Gunsmoke episode "The Colonel."

Awards

  • 1967, Emmy — Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Drama: Nominee
  • 1964, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1954, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1958, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1958, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1960, Emmy — Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor: Nominee
  • 1958, Emmy — Actor- Best Single Performance- Lead or Support: Nominee

Relationships

  • Helen Beverly — Ex-wife
  • Kate Neilecht Jacob — Mother
  • Julie Cobb — Daughter
  • Benjamin Jacob — Father
  • Mary Hirsch — Wife

College

  • Attended Community College of New York, New York, New York, United States

Details

  • Birth Name: Leo Jacob
  • Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
  • Died: February 11, 1976
  • Profession: Actor

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