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About Lee J. Cobb
Like most movie stars of his generation, Lee J. Cobb began his career as a stage performer. In 1936, he joined the Group Theatre where he appeared in his first Broadway production. He was best known for originating the Willy Loman character in the 1949 play titled “Death of a Salesman” which was written by Arthur Miller.
After garnering some amount of fame, the American actor made his film debut in 1937 in “North of the Rio Grande”. Some of the popular films that he starred in were “Man of the West” and “How the West Was Won”.
At birth he was named Leo Jacoby and was raised by his parents Kate Neilecht and Benjamin Jacob. He divorced actress Helen Beverley before marrying Mary Brako Hirsch in 1957. He was survived by four children including actress Julie Cobb.
He’s an alumnus of New York University.
In 1981, he became a member of the American Theatre Hall of Fame. He was nominated for Emmy Awards' “Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor” on three occasions. He was also shortlisted for an Academy Award.
He mostly appeared as an abrasive and intimidating character.
During the Second World War, he was a member of the United States Air Force.
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F.A.Q. about Lee J. Cobb
When is his birthday?
Lee J. Cobb's birthday is on December 8, 1911.
In how many days is his birthday?
Lee's birthday is in 72 days
How old was Lee when he died?
He was 64 years old.
When did he die?
He died in February 11, 1976.
How old would he be today?
Lee J. Cobb would be 111 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Lee from?
He was born in New York City, New York, U.S..