Zero Mostel

Actor, Theater Actor

1915 – 1977

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Who was Zero Mostel?

Samuel Joel "Zero" Mostel was an American actor and comedian of stage and screen, best known for his portrayal of comic characters such 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 film version of The Producers. Mostel was a student of Don Richardson, using an acting technique based on muscle memory. He was blacklisted during the 1950s, and his testimony before the House Committee on Un-American Activities was well-publicized. He was a Tony Award and Obie Award winner.

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Born
Feb 28, 1915
Brooklyn
Also known as
  • Samuel Joel Mostel
  • Samuel Joel “Zero” Mostel
  • Sammy
  • Sam Mostel
  • Zero
Parents
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • City College of New York
Lived in
  • Brooklyn
Died
Sep 8, 1977
Philadelphia

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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