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Oscar-nominated actor Joe Mantell, who co-starred in "Marty" and delivered one of the most famous lines in "Chinatown," died Sept. 29 at the Providence Tarzana Medical Center in Los Angeles following a lone illness. He was 94.

Mantell was a character actor with more than 70 film and TV credits who received an Oscar nom for his performance as Angie, the best friend of Ernest Borgnine in "Marty" (1955). His oft-repeated line to his sad-sack friend -- "Well, what do you feel like doin' tonight?" -- was one of the most memorable lines in the film, which won the Academy Award for best picture.

Mantell had originated the role opposite Rod Steiger in the live television version that aired on "The Philco Television Playhouse" in 1953.

Mantell again became a part of movie lore in "Chinatown" (1974) in which he played the partner of Jack Nicholson's detective character, J.J. Gittes. Mantell spoke the film's famous last line: "Forget it, »

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