Rod Colbin

Rod Colbin

Performer

Rod Colbin, who instructed actors from James Dean to Marlon Brando to Jimmy Durante how to handle a foil, died on Feb. 4, 2007, in Denver, CO, according to Variety. He was 83 and had suffered a series of strokes. A founding member of the Society of American Fight Directors, he taught many a movie and stage star how to conduct themselves in a duel. He himself displayed his skills in the stage shows Cyrano de Bergerac and his own show, Swordplay. He staged the duel seen in the 1969 Broadway production of John Osborne's A Patriot for Me.

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  • Death: Feb 4, 2007 in Denver, CO

Roles (10)

Twigs Playbill - Dec 1971 Celia (1971)
Opened Nov 14, 1971
  • as Swede (Standby - Original)
  • as Phil (Standby - Original)
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Twigs Playbill - Dec 1971 Emily (1971)
Opened Nov 14, 1971
  • as Frank (Standby - Original)
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Twigs Playbill - Dec 1971 Dorothy (1971)
Opened Nov 14, 1971
  • as Lou (Standby - Original)
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A Patriot for Me Playbill - Oct 1969 A Patriot for Me (1969)
Opened Oct 6, 1969
  • Duel Staging
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The Physicists Playbill - Oct 1964 The Physicists (1964)
Opened Oct 13, 1964
  • as Uwe Sievers (Original)
  • as Herbert George Beutler (Newton) (Understudy - Original)
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Production Placeholder The Legend of Lizzie (1959)
Opened Feb 9, 1959
  • as Officer Mead (Original)
  • as Townsperson (Understudy - Original)
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Production Placeholder The Taming of the Shrew (1957)
Opened Feb 20, 1957
  • as Curtis (Original)
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