Two bumbling hustlers in the 1920s attempt to gain the fortune of an heiress. Martin Henry Balsam (November 4, 1919 – February 13, 1996) was an American actor who had a prolific career in character roles in film, in theatre, and on television.. Tora! A human-looking alien from a highly advanced but emotionless all-male society is sent to Earth to impregnate a woman and bring the child back to their planet. Born to parents of Jewish descent, he experienced his first taste of acting as a villain in an amateur production of "Pot Boiler" in 1935 and after his graduation from DeWitt Clinton High School, he toiled at several occupations. During World War II he served as a sergeant radio operator in a B-24in the China-Burma-India theater of operations. Use the links under “See more…” to quickly search for other people with the same last name in the same cemetery, city, county, etc. GREAT NEWS! He would star in several poliziottesco films throughout the 1970s, directed by the likes of Fernando Di Leo and Enzo G. Castellari. Balsam starred as Murray Klein on the All in the Family spin-off Archie Bunker's Place for two seasons (1979–81) and returned for a guest appearance in the show's fourth and final season. Your Scrapbook is currently empty. Sorry! He received an Emmy Award nomination for "Raid on Entebbe" (1977). Along with Gregory Peck and Robert Mitchum, Balsam appeared in both the original Cape Fear (1962), and the 1991 Martin Scorsese remake. His marriage with actress Joyce Van Patten produced their daughter Talia who went onto become an actress. GREAT NEWS! Use the HTML below. Martin Balsam made his professional debut in August 1941 in a production of The Play's the Thing in Locust Valley. He is interred at Cedar Park Cemetery, in Emerson, New Jersey. or don't show this again—I am good at figuring things out. In early 1948, he was selected by Elia Kazan to be a member in the recently formed Actors Studio. Quickly see who the memorial is for and when they lived and died and where they are buried. This account has been disabled. In 1951, Balsam married his first wife, actress Pearl Somner. To suggest a change to a cemetery page, visit the Cemetery Corrections forum. Jeffrey Struyk . Balsam suffered a fatal stroke while vacationing in Rome. What does the "22" in the title refer to. Chronicling the lifelong sexual development of two men who meet and befriend one another in college. , On February 13, 1996, Balsam died suddenly of a stroke in his hotel room while vacationing in Rome, Italy. Balsam played an official of the New York Port Authority investigating mob involvement in the city's waterfront unions. There is a problem with your email/password. Please try again later. A bombardier in World War II tries desperately to escape the insanity of the war. Upon his return home, he enrolled at the Dramatic Workshop of the New School for Social Research, where he was tutored by the acclaimed German theatre diretor Erwin Piscator. Make sure that the file is a photo. I thought you might like to see a memorial for Martin Balsam I found on Findagrave.com. Columnist Earl Wilson dubbed him "The Bronx Barrymore"..