Sunday, November 27, 2016

Fritz Weaver, R. I. P.

The New York Times: Fritz Weaver, a Tony Award-winning character actor who played a German Jewish doctor slain by the Nazis in the 1978 mini-series “Holocaust” and an Air Force colonel who becomes increasingly unstable as the nation faces a nuclear crisis in the 1964 movie “Fail Safe” died on Saturday at his home in Manhattan. He was 90.

5 comments:

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

I hadn't thought about him in years. Didn't realize he was still alive.

Anonymous said...

Another Sherlock bites the dust. He played Holmes in the original Broadway production of Baker Street, the Musical. I recommend the cast album. sas

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Wesver won a Tony for CHILD'S PLAY in 1970. We saw the London production a year later. He wasn't in it.

Dan said...

Sherlock on Broadway, and I seem to recall; he was in an early MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.

Gary R. Peterson said...

Fritz will be missed! Two roles spring to mind: The Chancellor in "The Obsolete Man" episode of THE TWILGHT ZONE (co-starring Burgess Meredith) and Rogosh in the "Operation Rogosh" episode of MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE. Those two shows made me a lifelong fan.