Comedian Lou Jacobi no more

MUMBAI: Lou Jacobi, to play comic roles and winning praise in dramatic ones too in his long career in theatre and films expired at the age of 95 last Friday. The death was confirmed by Leonie Nowitz, a social worker who had been taking care of him.

Jacobi made his Broadway debut in 1955 in The Diary of Anne Frank in which he played one of the occupants of the Amsterdam attic where the Franks were hiding. He played the same role in the 1959 film version.

Nine other Broadway plays that featured Jacobi include Paddy Chayefsky‘s Tenth Man in 1959 and Neil Simon‘s Come Blow Your Horn in 1961.

Jacobi was also seen in other films like the Dudley Moore comedy Arthur, Woody Allen‘s Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex and Barry Levinson‘s Avalon.

His last film was the 1994 film I.Q. in which he played the logician Kurt Godel, one of Albert Einstein‘s professor friends at Princeton.

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