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Date of Birth 26 February 1937Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
Date of Death 22 December 2012Pacific Palisades, California, USA  (pancreatic cancer)
Birth NameClifford Osmond Ebrahim
Height 6' 5" (1.96 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Cliff Osmond was born on February 26, 1937 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA as Clifford Osmond Ebrahim. He was an actor and writer, known for The Fortune Cookie (1966), Irma la Douce (1963) and Kiss Me, Stupid (1964). He was married to Gretchen. He died on December 22, 2012 in Pacific Palisades, California, USA.

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Gretchen (? - 22 December 2012) (his death) (2 children)

Trivia (4)

A longstanding drama teacher in Los Angeles, San Francisco and nationwide, he has operated his own scene study studios for decades and has taught over 20,000 students at last count. He also lectures and conducts acting seminars throughout the US.
Earned his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Dartmouth College and a Master's degree in Business Administration from UCLA.
A producer, writer and director as well as a durable character actor, he was nominated for a Writer's Guild Award for an episode of TV's The Streets of San Francisco (1972) and collaborated on the screenplay for Power Play (1978) starring Peter O'Toole, which won the best screenplay award at the Canadian Film Festival.
Discovered for films by director Billy Wilder, who used him in four of his movies, playing both bad guys and lowbrow loser types.

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