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Overview (3)

Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameLouis Harold Jacobovitch

Mini Bio (1)

Lou Jacobi was born on December 28, 1913 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Louis Harold Jacobovitch. He was an actor, known for Irma la Douce (1963), Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask (1972) and I.Q. (1994). He was married to Ruth Ludwin. He died on October 23, 2009 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.

Spouse (1)

Ruth Ludwin (1957 - 12 May 2004) (her death)

Trivia (9)

Was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame, and given a cement star outside of the Roy Thomson [Concert] Hall. [May 1999]
Played "Mr. Hans Van Daan" in both the original 1955 Broadway production of "The Diary of Anne Frank" and in George Stevens' 1959 film The Diary of Anne Frank (1959).
He was also a stand-up comic.
He was the drama director of a Toronto Young Men's Hebrew Association in Ontario, Canada.
He played the violin.
He is survived by his brother, Avron Jacobovitch, and sister, Rae Jacobovitch, both of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Made the spoof record albums "Al Tijuana and his Jewish Brass," essaying the role of a master of ceremonies/bandleader of dance band who plays songs such as "Downtown," and "The Yiddish Are Coming! The Yiddish Are Coming!" He also was part of a group that made the comic records "You Don't Have to Be Jewish" and "When You're in Love, the Whole World Is Jewish".
A one-time social director at a summer resort.
He began acting as a boy, making his stage debut in 1924 at a Toronto theater, playing a violin prodigy in "The Rabbi and the Priest".

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