Appeared in "Some of My Best Friends" on Broadway.
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3 Articles |
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5' 5" (1.65 m)
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[describing his Chicago youth] I was one of those kids who'd put on neighborhood puppet shows. I was a puppet fanatic. I was always putting on plays and enlisting my friends to help.
His mother, Elenore (Pottasch), acted under the surname Barry. His father, Elmer Balaban
(1909-2001), was the last surviving of seven Balaban brothers, who dominated the theater business in Chicago and in much of the Midwest. The Balaban boys built city's first "supercolossal" theaters, the 700-seat Circle and the 2,000-seat Central Park. Bob's uncle, Barney Balaban
, became chairman of Paramount ...