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Robert Ellenstein


Born - 23 June 1923, Newark, New jersey, USA
Died - 28 October 2010

Benign, balding character actor who did more distinguished work in the theatre, where he directed numerous productions, and took the title role in a much-acclaimed King Lear of 1999. Aftert distinguished World War 2 service, he began an acting career in 1947. Early movie roles tended to swing between cops and villains, his debut coming as the former in Rogue Cop (1954). Further film credits include Illegal (1955), The Garment Jungle (1957), 3:10 to Yuma (1957), The Young Lions (1958), North by Northwest (1959), Pay or Die! (1960), The Big Bankroll (1961) and The Legend of Lylah Clare (1968), then many TV series before and after Love at First Bite (1979), Brewster's Millions (1985) and The Voyage Home: Star Trek IV (1986), his last theatrical feature.