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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 20 March 1922Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Date of Death 2 April 2002Chandler, Arizona, USA  (natural causes)
Birth NameJack Joseph Kruschen

Mini Bio (1)

Canadian-born Jack Kruschen entered films after years on the stage, and became a dependable character actor both in movies and on television. Often cast as ethnic comedy relief, Kruschen occasionally landed a role as a villain, but was more often the volatile, emotional Italian or Jewish neighbor patriarch. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in The Apartment (1960).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: frankfob2@yahoo.com

Spouse (3)

Mary Pender (23 July 1979 - 2 April 2002) (his death)
Violet Rafaella Mooring (22 February 1963 - 8 February 1978) (her death)
Marjorie Ullman (12 January 1947 - 1961) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (4)

Performed in radio dramas while still in high school.
In 1939, Kruschen was already appearing in TV dramas on the Don Lee experimental station in Los Angeles; the programs were beamed out to roughly 200 sets with 3" screens.
One of the few actors killed by Martians in 2 different movies: War of the Worlds (1953) and Angry Red Planet (1960).
Along with Phyllis Coates and Jack Larson, he is one of only three actors to appear in both Adventures of Superman (1952) and Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993).

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