Sandy Baron, the Broadway, TV and film actor who was also a stand-up comic, died Jan. 21 at a Los Angeles nursing home, The New York Times reported. Mr. Baron was 64 and had suffered from emphysema.
His varied career included songwriting (a Lou Rawls hit called "A Natural Man"), standup comedy in the Catskills, improv work with The Second City, writing and performing on comedy albums and appearing on Broadway in shows including Tchin-Tchin, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Arturo Ui, Generation and the title role, Lenny Bruce, in Lenny.
In Woody Allen's film, "Broadway Danny Rose," he played one of the narrators swapping stories at the Carnegie Deli. He was Morty Seinfeld's Florida condo enemy on the TV sitcom, "Seinfeld."
Mr. Baron was born Sanford Beresofsky in Brooklyn.
— By Kenneth Jones