Jack GilfordOscar Nominee
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Jack was born under the official name Gellman, Jacob Aaron on July 25th, 1908. He died on June 2nd, 1990 in New York City, New York, USA (stomach cancer). He has been a credited actor since the 1966 film A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.
Jack was a dependable supporting cast member. He has appeared in three films including: the 1988 adventure film Cocoon: The Return as the character Bernard 'Bernie' Lefkowitz, the 1970 comedy movie Catch-22 playing Dr. 'Doc' Daneeka and the 1966 comedy release A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum cast as Hysterium.
His most commercially successful project to date has been the 1970 comedy film Catch-22, which brought in $25,000,000 at the box office.
Jack has stayed out of the media limelight, having been featured in one magazine article. He has been the subject of at least one book.
As an actor Jack Gilford has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences on one occasion. He was nominated for the Oscar for Best Actor In A Supporting Role for his role as Phil Greene in the 1973 movie Save the Tiger.