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Nehemiah Persoff


Born - 2 August 1919, Jerusalem, Israel (then Palestine)
Died - 5 April 2022

Powerful, stockily built, squat-faced Israeli-born actor with very dark fuzzy hair. In America from the age of nine, he worked at one time as a subway electrician , but in post-war years he enrolled at the Actors' Studio, emerging in the late 1940s and becoming a film regular from the mid 1950s, often in intense, aggressive roles. Later he became prolific in guest star-type parts in films and TV, often as professors and elder statesmen. Many film appearances included those in A Double Life (1947), The Naked City (1948), On the Waterfront (1954), The Wrong Man (1956), The Harder They Fall (1956), Men in War (1957), The Badlanders (1958), Al Capone (1959), Some Like It Hot (1959), The Comancheros (1961), The Hook (1963), Fate is the Hunter (1964), The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), The Power (1967), The Money Jungle (1968), The Girl Who Knew Too Much (1969), Mrs Pollifax - Spy (1970), Devil's Harvest (1972), Psychic Killer (1975), Voyage of the Damned (1976), St Helens/Killer Volcano (1981), Yentl (1983), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), Twins (1988), The Dispossessed (1990), Dream Factory (1996) and 4 Faces (1999), his last. He died from congestive heart failure, his (second) wife Thia having died in 2021 after 70 years of marriage.