George Tobias

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - View original article

George Tobias
Born(1901-07-14)July 14, 1901
New York City, New York, U.S.
DiedFebruary 27, 1980(1980-02-27) (aged 78)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of deathBladder cancer
Resting placeMount Carmel Cemetery
OccupationActor
Years active1927–1977
 
Jump to: navigation, search
George Tobias
Born(1901-07-14)July 14, 1901
New York City, New York, U.S.
DiedFebruary 27, 1980(1980-02-27) (aged 78)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of deathBladder cancer
Resting placeMount Carmel Cemetery
OccupationActor
Years active1927–1977

George Tobias (July 14, 1901 – February 27, 1980) was an American character actor.

Contents

Early life and career

Born to a Jewish family in New York, he began his acting career at the Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, California. He then spent several years in theater groups before moving on to Broadway and, eventually, Hollywood. In 1939, Tobias signed with Warner Brothers, where he played in supporting roles, many times along with James Cagney, in such movies as Cagney's Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) as well as with Gary Cooper in Sergeant York (1941) and Irving Berlin, Ronald Reagan, George Murphy in This Is The Army (1943). Tobias later achieved fame in the 1960s by playing long-suffering neighbor Abner Kravitz on the TV sitcom Bewitched.

Tobias often appeared in a uncredited role as a courtroom spectator on Perry Mason. He did have a guest appearance as Sidney Falconer in the 1964 episode, "The Case of the Antic Angel."

George Tobias never married and retired from acting in 1977 after a guest role in the Bewitched sequel Tabitha.

Death

On February 27, 1980, Tobias died of bladder cancer at the age of 78 at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. He is buried in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Glendale, Queens, New York.

Selected filmography

External links