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Martin Balsam (Martin Henry Balsam)

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Biography

The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA
Martin Henry Balsam was born on November 4, 1919 in the Bronx, New York City, to Lillian (Weinstein) and Albert Balsam, a manufacturer of women's sportswear. He was the first-born child. His father was a Russian Jewish immigrant, and his mother was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents. Martin caught the acting bug in high school where he participated in the drama club. After high school, he continued his interest in acting by attending Manhattan's progressive New School. When World War II broke out, Martin was called to service in his early twenties. Read more...

Actor

Character: Juror #1

12 Angry Men 1957

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Character: O.J. Berman

Breakfast at Tiffany's 1961

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Character: Police Chief Mark Dutton

Cape Fear 1962

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Character: Sanford Kaufman

Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? 1963

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Character: Everett Redman

Harlow 1965

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Character: Harry Granoff

Caccia alla volpe 1966

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

The 38th Annual Academy Awards 1966

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Character: Himself - Winner: Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play

The 22nd Annual Tony Awards 1968

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Character: Col. Cathcart

Catch-22 1970

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Character: Admiral Kimmel

Tora! Tora! Tora! 1970

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Character: Det. Martin Balsam

Il silenzio dei prosciutti 1994

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Character: Gil Solarski

Midnight Caller 1988

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Character: Arnold Fleischman

Naked City 1958

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Character: Dr. Gilbert Holt

Hotel 1983

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Character: Harry Walden

Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams 1973

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Character: Arnold Justin

The Untouchables 1959

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Character: Albert Sully

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 1964

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Character: Leo Valera

Arrest and Trial 1963

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Character: Frank Dunlear

The Eleventh Hour 1962

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Character: Andrew Newmark

The Fugitive 1963

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Character: Edward J. Reilly

The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case 1976

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Character: Bernard B. Norman

The Carpetbaggers 1964

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Character: Dr. Milton Orliff

Dr. Kildare 1961

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Character: Professor Ruzinsky

The Sentinel 1977

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Character: Stanley Pulska

The Old Man Who Cried Wolf 1970

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Character: Ira Davidoff

The Storyteller 1977

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Character: Parmigian

Cold Storage 1983

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Character: Sen. Glancey

Space 1985

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Character: Joel Aurnou

The People vs. Jean Harris 1981

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Character: Juror #1

Fonda on Fonda 1992

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Character: Himself - Memorial Tribute

The 68th Annual Academy Awards 1996

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Character: Abramson

Suspense 1949

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Character: Evan Corelli

Route 66 1960

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Character: Mac Keeley

Al Capone 1959

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Character: Commissario Bonavia

Confessions of a Police Captain 1971

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Character: Harold Longman aka Green

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three 1974

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Character: Dr. David Harris

Marjorie Morningstar 1958

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Character: Nathan Burkan

Little Gloria... Happy at Last 1982

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Character: Himself

Night of 100 Stars 1982

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Character: Capt. Ernie Weinberg

Contract on Cherry Street 1977

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Character: Sergente Quintino Fornaciari

Everybody Go Home! 1960

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Character: Rabbi Eli Oringer

Breaking Point 1963

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Character: Don Calogero Barretta

La piovra 5 - Il cuore del problema 1990

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Character: Questore Martorana

L'avvertimento 1980

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