Jack Gilford Overview:

Actor, Jack Gilford, was born Jacob Aaron Gellman on Jul 25, 1908 in New York City, NY. Gilford died at the age of 81 on Jun 2, 1990 in New York City, NY .



Although Gilford was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1973Best Supporting ActorSave the Tiger (1973)Phil GreeneNominated

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Jack Gilford Quotes:

Hysterium: I live to grovel.

Hysterium: Pseudolus...
Pseudolus: I'm Lycus!
Hysterium: But, Pseudolus...
Pseudolus: I'm Lycus!
Hysterium: But, Pseudolus - !
Pseudolus: I'm Lycus, and I still know where you keep that erotic pottery!
Hysterium: Well, Lycus - all right, Lycus! He's Lycus!

Pseudolus: We'll need a body. Anybody's body.
Hysterium: Can you get one from Gusto the Body Snatcher?
Pseudolus: He owes me a favor! But he died yesterday.
Hysterium: Uh - what about HIS body?
Pseudolus: Somebody snatched it. Uh, let's see... who do we know that's dead?
Hysterium: [sadly] I wish *I* was.
[Pseudolus grins madly at him. As if to say, "Aha! That's it!"]

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Brother-in-law of Fran Lee.

He and his wife, Madeline Lee, were blacklisted during the Hollywood Blacklist of the 1950s.

Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 325-327. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999.

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