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Jack Gilford (Jacob Aaron Gellman)

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Biography

New York City, New York, USA
Jack Gilford was born in Brooklyn, New York, as Yankel Gellman. He began his career in the Amateur Nights of the 1930s moving on to nightclubs as an innovative comedian doing satire and pantomime. He was a regular at the Greenwich Village nightspot, Cafe Society and hosted shows featuring Zero Mostel, Billie Holliday and jazz greats like Hazel Scott. It is said that he invented the expression, "The butler did it!", as part of one of his movie satire routines. He also did a facial pantomime of "Pea Soup Coming to a Boil". Read more...

Actor

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Character: Joey Bagle

Reckless Age 1944

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Character: Papa Andersen

The Daydreamer 1966

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Character: Dr. 'Doc' Daneeka

Catch-22 1970

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Character: Phil Greene

Save the Tiger 1973

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Character: Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

The 46th Annual Academy Awards 1974

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Character: Bernie Lefkowitz

Cocoon 1985

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Character: Bernie Nelson

Happy 1983

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Character: Joe Reiger

Taxi 1978

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Character: Bernard Bernstein

All in the Family 1971

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Character: Marty Ratner

Night Court 1984

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Character: Max

Hotel 1983

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Character: Saul

Soap 1977

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Character: Wesley Winthrop

Head of the Class 1986

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Character: Billy Glass

Rhoda 1974

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Character: Oscar Brady

Trapper John, M.D. 1979

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Character: Himself - Comic Actor

Texaco Star Theatre 1948

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Character: Wilbur Harlow

Here's Lucy 1968

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Character: Howard Liebowitz

McMillan & Wife 1971

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Character: Officer Luther Snitkin

Car 54, Where Are You? 1961

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Character: Michael Eglash

Police Woman 1974

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Character: Himself

The Dean Martin Show 1965

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Character: Bernard 'Bernie' Lefkowitz

Cocoon: The Return 1988

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Character: Himself - Performer

The 40th Annual Tony Awards 1986

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Character: Simon the Likeable

Get Smart 1965

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Character: Himself

The Garry Moore Show 1958

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Character: Jake

Alice 1976

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Character: Himself

Reading Rainbow 1983

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Character: Sholom Aleichem

NBC Experiment in Television 1967

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Character: Morrie Klein

B.L. Stryker 1989

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Character: Gog

Caveman 1981

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Character: Ned

Twigs 1975

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Character: Barney Gaylord

The Andros Targets 1977

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Character: Actor 'A Funny Thing Happened to Me on the Way to the Forum'

Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter 1982

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Character: Sam Beckerman

The Incident 1967

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Character: Brooks Carmichael

The Duck Factory 1984

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Character: Kramer

Doc 1975

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