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Emmy-Nominated Character Actor Dies

Nov 28, 2016  •  Post A Comment

A well-known character actor who appeared on television, in film and on the stage, earning an Emmy nomination and winning a Tony Award, has died.

The New York Times reports that Fritz Weaver died Saturday at his home in Manhattan. He was 90.

Weaver was nominated for a Primetime Emmy for Lead Actor in a Limited Series in 1978 for his performance as a German Jewish doctor who was killed by the Nazis in “Holocaust.” He won a Tony in 1970 for his performance as a strict disciplinarian teacher in “Child’s Play,” set in a Roman Catholic boys’ school.

Weaver was also known for the 1975 TV movie “The Legend of Lizzie Borden” and for his many guest appearances on shows including “The Twilight Zone” and “The X-Files.”

Early in his career he was a regular on the anthology drama series of the ’50s, including “Playhouse 90,” “The DuPont Show of the Month,” “Armstrong Circle Theatre” and “Studio One in Hollywood.”

On the big screen, Weaver appeared in “Fail-Safe,” “The Day of the Dolphin,” “Marathon Man” and other high-profile films. His most recent credit was in the 2016 release “The Congressman,” starring Treat Williams.

Here’s a clip of Weaver’s appearance in the “Mission: Impossible” episode “Underwater,” from 1971 …

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