Nehemiah Persoff

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Nehemiah Persoff
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Persoff in 1960
Born(1919-08-02)August 2, 1919
DiedApril 5, 2022(2022-04-05) (aged 102)
OccupationActor
Years active1948–1999
Spouse(s)
Thia Persoff
(m. 1951; her death 2021)
Signature
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Nehemiah Persoff (August 2, 1919 – April 5, 2022) was an American actor and artist. He was known for his roles in The Comancheros, Some Like It Hot, An American Tail, The Wrong Man, and in Twins. His career has lasted for over 50 years.

Persoff was born in Jerusalem, on August 2, 1919. He was raised in New York City. Persoff studied the Actors Studio. He was married to Thia Persoff between 1951 and her death in 2021. They had four children.

Persoff died on April 5, 2022 at a care home in San Luis Obispo, California from heart failure, aged 102.[1]

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  1. Evans, Greg (April 6, 2022). "Nehemiah Persoff Dies: Prolific Actor Of 'Yentl', 'The Twilight Zone', 'Gunsmoke' & Many More Was 102". Deadline.com. Retrieved April 6, 2022.

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