Jack Weston Biography (1915-1996)

Born Morris Weinstein, August 21, 1915 (some sources say 1924), in Cleveland,OH; died of lymphoma, May 3, 1996, in New York, NY. Actor. A character actor, Weston is remembered for his work in film and television productions as well as his contributions to the stage. His interest in acting began in his childhood, and he pursued studies at the Cleveland Playhouse. In an acting careerthat spanned four decades, he made his Broadway debut in Season in the Sun in 1950. His stage career included roles in South Pacific, The Ritz, California Suite, Cheaters, Measure for Measure, The Tenth Man, and The Floating LightBulb. Weston's work in the latter production earned him an Antoinette PerryAward nomination. He also participated in tours of Crazy October and The Lastof the Red Hot Lovers, among others. Weston made his film debut in Stage Struck, and followed with comedic roles in movies such as Please Don't Eat the Daisies. He also showed his talents as the villain who stalked a blind woman in Wait Until Dark. He appeared in the film version of The Ritz; his later motion pictures included Ishtar, Short Circuit 2, and Dirty Dancing. Weston wasalso a frequent face on television, starring in series such as My Sister Eileen and The Four Seasons, appearing in episodes of The Twilight Zone and Gunsmoke, and portraying Joker Martin in the miniseries Harold Robbins' "79 Park Avenue."

Birth Details
August 21, 1915
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Death Details
May 3, 1996
New York, New York, United States

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