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Lou Jacobi Biography (1913-)
Full name, Louis Harold Jacobi; born December 28, 1913, in Toronto, ON, Canada; son of Joseph and Fay Jacobi; married Ruth Ludwin, July 15, 1957. Addresses: AGENT--William Morris Agency, 1350 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019.
- Birth Details
- December 28, 1913
- Toronto, Canada
- STAGE DEBUT--Young Hero, The Rabbi and the Priest, Princess Theatre, Toronto, ON, Canada, 1924.
- BROADWAY DEBUT--Mr. Van Daan, The Diary of Anne Frank, Cort Theatre, 1955.
- LONDON DEBUT--Morris Rosenberg, Remains to Be Seen, Her Majesty's Theatre, 1952.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- Ensemble, Spring Thaw (revue), Museum Theatre, Toronto, ON, Canada, 1949.
- Liver Lips Louie, Guys and Dolls, Coliseum Theatre, London, 1953.
- Ludlow Lowell, Pal Joey, Prince's Theatre, London, 1954.
- Father Abraham, "Bontche Schweig," Rabbi David, "A Tale of Chelm," and Russian tutor, "The High School," in The World of Sholom Aleichem, Embassy Theatre, London, 1955.
- Miller, Into Thin Air, Streatham Hill Theatre, London, 1955.
- Schlissel, The Tenth Man, Booth Theatre, New York City, 1959.
- Mr. Baker, Come Blow Your Horn, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1961.
- Lionel Z. Governor, Fade Out--Fade In, Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, 1964, reopened 1965.
- Walter Hollander, Don't Drink the Water, Morosco Theatre, New York City,1966.
- Max Krieger, A Way of Life, American National Theatre and Academy Theatre, New York City, 1969.
- Ben Chambers, Norman, Is That You?, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1970.
- title role, "Epstein" and Tzuref "Eli, the Fanatic," in Unlikely Heroes,Plymouth Theatre, New York City, 1971.
- ensemble, Milliken Breakfast Show, Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City,1972.
- Al Lewis, The Sunshine Boys, Shubert Theatre, New York City, 1973.
- Howard, Cheaters, Biltmore Theatre, New York City, 1978.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Mr. Van Daan, The Diary of Anne Frank, U.S. cities, 1957-58.
- Al Lewis, The Sunshine Boys, U.S. cities, 1974.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
- Captain Noakes, Is Your Honeymoon Really Necessary?, Adelphi, 1953.
- theatre manager, Charley Moon, British Lion, 1956.
- Blackie Isaacs, A Kid for Two Farthings, Independent Film Distributors/Lopert, 1956.
- Mr. Van Daan, The Diary of Anne Frank, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1959.
- Potin, Song Without End, Columbia, 1960.
- Moustache, Irma la Douce, United Artists, 1963.
- Papa Leo, The Last of the Secret Agents?, Paramount, 1966.
- Ducky, Penelope, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1966.
- Goodman, Cotton Comes to Harlem, United Artists, 1970.
- judge, Little Murders, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1971.
- Sam, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*but were afraid toask), United Artists, 1972.
- Herb, Next Stop, Greenwich Village, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1976.
- Stan, "The Waltz," in Roseland, Cinema Shares, 1977.
- Wolsky, The Magician of Lublin, Cannon, 1979.
- Elia Goldberg, The Lucky Star, Telemetropole Internationale, 1980.
- plant store owner, Arthur, Warner Brothers, 1981.
- landlord, Chu Chu and the Philly Flash, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1981.
- Uncle Morty, My Favorite Year, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1982.
- Abe Kapp, Isaac Littlefeathers, Lauron, 1984.
- Harry Taphorn, The Boss' Wife, Tri-Star, 1986.
- Murray, "Murray in Videoland," in Amazon Women on the Moon, Universal, 1987.
- Also appeared in The Good Beginning, Associated British/Pathe, 1953; andOff Your Rocker, 1980.
- TELEVISION DEBUT--The Rheingold Theatre, BBC, 1954.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
- Regular, The Dean Martin Show, NBC, 1971-73.
- title role, Ivan the Terrible, CBS, 1976.
- Jack, Melba, CBS, 1986.
- Lieutenant Lou Finch, Kibbe Hates Finch, CBS, 1965.
- proprietor, The Happeners, syndicated, 1967.
- Harold Fisher, Allan, NBC, 1971.
- Lieutenant Wolfson, The Judge and Jake Wyler, NBC, 1972.
- Raskin, Rear Guard, ABC, 1976.
- Max, Saint Peter, NBC, 1981.
- Rosenthal, Joanna, ABC, 1985.
- "Stormtrooper" Bernie Sagowitz, "The Arena," ABC Comedy Specials, ABC, 1986.
- "Volpone," Play of the Week, NTA, 1960.
- The Dick Van Dyke Show, CBS, 1965.
- Barney Miller, ABC, 1975.
- Somerset, NBC, 1976.
- Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Presents the Rheingold Theatre, NBC.
- The Milton Berle Show, NBC.
- The Defenders, CBS.
- Alfred Hitchcock Presents, CBS.
- Playhouse 90, CBS.
- The Texan, CBS.
- Trials of O'Brien, CBS.
- Sam Benedict, CBS.
- The Nurses, CBS.
- That's Life, ABC.
- That Girl, ABC.
- Love, American Style, ABC.
- Man from U.N.C.L.E., NBC.
- Make Room for Granddaddy, ABC.
- The Judge and Jake Wyler, NBC.
- Paul, Too Close for Comfort.
- Waiter, Coffee, Tea or Me?, CBS, 1973.
- Milton Cohen, Better Late Than Never, NBC, 1979.
- Ed Blye, If It's Tuesday It Still Must Be Belgium, NBC, 1987.
- Ed Sullivan's Broadway, CBS, 1973.
- Mayor R. Van Winkle, "The Day the Kids Took Over," ABC Weekend Special, ABC, 1986.
- Also "Tales from the Hollywood Hills: The Old Reliable," Great Performances, PBS, 1988.
Credits; PRINCIPAL RADIO APPEARANCES; SERIES
- Regular, Mid-Day Music Hall, BBC, 1953-54.
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