|Date of Birth||4 November 1919 , The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA|
|Date of Death||13 February 1996 , Rome, Lazio, Italy (heart attack)|
|Birth Name||Martin Henry Balsam|
|Nickname||The Bronx Barrymore|
|Height||5' 7" (1.7 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
In the 1950s, Martin had many television roles. He had recurring roles on some of the most popular television series of that time, including The United States Steel Hour (1953), The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (1948), Goodyear Playhouse (1951) and Studio One in Hollywood (1948). In 1957, he was able to prove himself on the big-screen once again, with a prominent role in 12 Angry Men (1957), directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Henry Fonda. All of Martin's television work in the 1950s did not go to waste. While starring on an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955), Hitchcock was so impressed by his work, that he offered him a key supporting role of Detective Milton Arbogast in Psycho (1960). His work with Hitchcock opened him up to a world of other acting opportunities. Many strong movie roles came his way in the 1960s, including parts in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), Cape Fear (1962) and The Carpetbaggers (1964). One of the proudest moments in his life was when he received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for A Thousand Clowns (1965).
It was soon after that he began accepting roles in European movies. He soon developed a love for Italy, and lived there most of his remaining years. He acted in over a dozen Italian movies and spent his later life traveling between Hollywood and Europe for his many roles. After a career that spanned more than fifty years, Martin Balsam died of natural causes in his beloved Italy at age 76. He passed away of a heart attack at a hotel in Rome called Residenza di Repetta. He was survived by his third wife Irene Miller and three children, Adam, Zoe and Talia.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Irishlass240 (email@example.com)
|Irene Miller||(1963 - 13 February 1996) (his death) (2 children)|
|Joyce Van Patten||(18 August 1957 - 14 August 1962) (divorced) (1 child)|
|Pearl Somner||(1952 - 1954) (divorced)|
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