Osmond in The Fortune Cookie in 1966
|Born||Clifford Osman Ebrahim
February 26, 1937
Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.
|Died||December 22, 2012
Pacific Palisades, California, U.S.
|Cause of death||Pancreatic cancer|
|Residence||Pacific Palisades, California|
|Alma mater||University of California, Los Angeles|
|Occupation||Actor, screenwriter, director, producer, writer|
|Years active||1961 – 2012|
|Home town||Union City, New Jersey|
|Spouse||Gretchen Ebrahim (m. 1950–2012) (his death)|
Cliff Osmond (Clifford Osman Ebrahim, February 26, 1937 – December 22, 2012) was an American actor, screenwriter, director, writer, and producer who is known for his roles in Irma la Douce, The Fortune Cookie, and in Kiss Me Stupid.
Early and personal life[change | change source]
Osmond was born on February 26, 1937 in Jersey City, New Jersey. He was raised in Union City, New Jersey. Osmond studied at Dartmouth College and at the University of California, Los Angeles. He was married to Gretchen Ebrahim from the 1950s until his death in 2012. They had two children, Margaret and Eric Ebrahim.
Career[change | change source]
Osmond's career would begin in 1961 in the television show The Riffleman. Then he would appear in other movies such as Wild and Wonderful, Three Guns for Texas, Invation of the Bee Girls, The Front Page, The Great Brain, The North Avenue Irregulars, and in his last well-known role in For Which He Stands in 1996. After he stopped acting and later he began to direct and produce shows or television movies. He directed his last movie before his death Bxx: Haunted in 2012.
Death[change | change source]
Some movies[change | change source]
- Irma La Douce (1963)
- Wild and Wonderful (1964)
- Kiss Me, Stupid (1964)
- The Fortune Cookie (1966)
- Three Guns for Texas (1968)
- Invasion of the Bee Girls (1973)
- The Front Page (1974)
- Sharks' Treasure (1975)
- The Great Brain (1978)
- The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again (1979)
- The North Avenue Irregulars (1979)
- For Which He Stands (1996)
References[change | change source]
- "Cliff Osmond". allmovie.com. http://www.allmovie.com/artist/cliff-osmond-p105233. Retrieved 28 December 2012.
- "Cliff Osmond, Prolific Character Actor, Dies at 75". New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/28/arts/television/cliff-osmond-prolific-character-actor-dies-at-75.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0. Retrieved 28 December 2012.