Lou Jacobi

Lou Jacobi, who acted in a wide range of project on both the stage and the screen over several decades, died on Oct. 23, 2009, at his home in Manhattan. He was 95. Mr. Jacobi originated roles in Broadway plays by Neil Simon, Woody Allen and Paddy Chayefsky, specializing in ethnic portrayals and often playing Jewish characters. He was Mr. Van Daan, one the Jews hiding from the Nazies in a house in Amsterdam in the original production of The Diary of Anne Frank. He repeated the role in the subsequent film. He was in the cast of Chayefsky's The Tenth Man in 1959 and was Walter Hollander in Allen's comedy Don't Drink the Water.

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  • Born: Dec 28, 1913 in Toronto, ON, CANADA
  • Death: Oct 23, 2009 in Manhattan, New York