Acting Teacher Fred Kareman Dies at 77

Obituaries   Acting Teacher Fred Kareman Dies at 77
 
Fred Kareman, a New York acting teacher who schooled such performers as Mary Steenburgen and Marisa Tomei, died Feb. 25 of a heart attack, Variety reported. He was 77.

Mr. Kareman's other famous students included Maria Bello, Robert Lupone and Hugh Panaro.

Born in Ashbury Park, NJ, he trained as an actor at the Neighborhood Playhouse under Sanford Meisner as one of the famed acting teacher's original students. He performed in a 1955 Broadway revival of Thornton Wilder's The Skin of Our Teeth and the short-lived 1961 play A Cook for Mr. General, as well as many Off-Broadway plays.

On television, he acted in episodes of "Operation Petticoat" and "Charlie's Angels."

As a coach, Mr. Kareman carried on the teachings of his mentor Meisner.

A memorial service will be held 4 PM March 12 at the Museum of the City of New York. He is survived by his wife, director Pamela Moller Kareman; a daughter; a son and a sister.

Donations may be made to the Schoolhouse Theater, the legit troupe in Croton Falls, N.Y., of which his wife is artistic director.

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