Lee J. Cobb biography

Lee J. Cobb

Actor, Film actor

1911 – 1976

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Who was Lee J. Cobb?

Lee J. Cobb was an American actor. He is best known for his performance in 12 Angry Men, his Academy Award-nominated performance in On the Waterfront, and one of his last films, The Exorcist. He also played the role of Willy Loman in the original Broadway production of Arthur Miller's 1949 play Death of a Salesman under the direction of Elia Kazan. On television, Cobb costarred in the first four seasons of the popular, long-running western series The Virginian. He typically played arrogant, intimidating, and abrasive characters, but often had roles as respectable figures such as judges.

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Born
Dec 8, 1911
New York City
Also known as
  • Leo Jacoby
  • Lee Jacoby
  • Lee Cobb
  • Cpl. Lee Cobb
  • Lee Colt
  • Leo Jacob
  • Leo Joachim Jacoby IV
Parents
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • New York University
Lived in
  • New York City
Died
Feb 11, 1976
Woodland Hills
Resting place
Mount Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013