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Jack Warden
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    (September 18, 1920-July 19, 2006)
    Raised by his grandparents in Louisville, Kentucky
    Birth name is John Lebzelter
    Acted in '12 Angry Men (1957),' 'The Bachelor Party (1957),' 'Edge of the City (1957),' 'Run Silent, Run Deep (1958), 'The Sound and the Fury (1959),' 'Escape from Zahrain (1962),' 'Donovan's Reef (1963),' 'Blindfold (1966),' 'The Sporting Club (1971),' 'The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing (1973),' 'Billy Two Hats (1974),' 'Shampoo (1975),' 'All the President's Men (1976),' 'Heaven Can Wait (1978),' 'And Justice for All (1979),' 'Being There (1979),' 'Used Cars (1980),' 'So Fine (1981),' 'The Great Muppet Caper (1981),' 'Carbon Copy (1981),' 'The Verdict (1982), 'The Aviator (1985),' 'Problem Child (1990),' 'Guilty as Sin (1993),' 'Bullets Over Broadway (1994),' 'While You Were Sleeping (1995),' 'Mighty Aphrodite (1995),' 'Ed (1996),' 'The Volunteers (1997),' 'Bulworth (1998),' 'A Dog of Flanders (1999),' 'The Replacements (2000)' and 'Abandon (2002)'
    Died at 85
    As a teen he was a welterweight boxer under the very ethnic sounding name Johnny Costello.
    He was chiefly a character actor and portrayed many an authority figure, usually military, law enforcement and political roles.
    He was involved in several failed TV series, including 'Norby' (1955), 'The Asphalt Jungle' (1961), 'The Wackiest Ship in the Army' (1965-66), 'Jigsaw John' (1976), 'The Bad News Bears' (1979-80) and 'Knight & Daye' (1989).
    He married and divorced French actress Vanda Dupre.
    He enlisted in the U.S. Navy at 17, then when his tour of duty was over promptly signed up to be a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne Division in the U.S. Army.
    He fought in the Battle of the Bulge during World War II.
    While recuperating from a broken leg during a practice jump he read a Clifford Odets play and decided he wanted to be an actor.
    He won an Emmy Award portraying Chicago Bears coach George Halas in the TV movie 'Brian's Song' (1971).
    He was nominated twice for an Oscar as 'Best Actor in a Supporting Role' in 1976 for 'Shampoo' and 1979 for 'Heaven Can Wait.'
    He was steadily employed, appearing in either a TV show or movie between 1951-68, then between 1971-2000.

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