American actor Charles Grodin, known for comedy and family films, has died at the age of 86. His son confirmed it.
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Charles Grodin is dead. He died of cancer on Tuesday at his home in Connecticut, citing his son Nicholas, according to the New York Times. The actor, comedian, writer, presenter and director was 86 years old.
Grodin first appeared on Broadway in New York. She made her first screen appearances in films such as “Rosemary’s Baby”, “Catch-22 – The Bad Trick”, “The Heartbreak Kid” and “Heaven Should Wait” in the 1960s and 1970s.
Charles Grodin at a film festival in 2013. (Source: IMAGO / Future Image)
He gained a lot of fame especially in the eighties through “The Woman in Red” and the accompanying comedy Robert De Niro In the action comedy “Midnight Run”. Many people know Grodin for his role as the family’s father George Newton in “A Dog Called Beethoven” and the sequel “A Family Called Beethoven”.
For his performance in Ivan Reitman’s film “Dave”, Grodin received the 1994 American Comedy Award for “Best Supporting Actor in a Feature Film”. He also appeared in several television productions, hosted his own radio show “The Charles Grodin Show” and was a political commentator for the CBS show “60 Minutes II”. American also wrote several non-fiction books and plays.
Charles Grodin had been married twice, most recently since 1985 to writer Alyssa Durwood Grodin. He also leaves two grown children. Daughter Marion Grodin and son Nicholas Grodin are also active as actors.