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Irving Jacobson (1898–1978)

Irving Jacobson was born on June 18, 1898 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. He was an actor, known for The Great Advisor (1940), Eli Eli (1940) and The United States Steel Hour (1953). He was married to Mae Schoenfeld. He died on December 17, 1978 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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The Great Advisor David Fish
Eli Eli David
The Art of Love Mr. Fromkis


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 1965 The Art of Love
Mr. Fromkis
 1961 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Jake Rosebaum
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 1940 The Great Advisor
David Fish
 1940 Eli Eli
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 1966 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
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 1966 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
Self - Sancho Panza in 'Man of La Mancha'

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Together with most of the original cast, he played his original stage roles in the limited-run 1972 Broadway return engagement of "Man of La Mancha". This revival was staged only months before the much (and some would say, unfairly) maligned film version was released. James Coco played the roles of Sancho Panza and the ... See more »


Mae Schoenfeld  (her death)

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Often, stage audiences were uncertain about his age, since he wore a black hairpiece to portray Sancho Panza and Cervantes's Manservant in "Man of La Mancha" on Broadway. At times it was rumored that he was well into his seventies when playing the role , but this was clearly untrue (Richard Kiley, who played the dual role of Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra and his fictional creation Don Quixote, ... See more »

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