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Character actor, Jack Weston, was born Jack Weinstein on Aug 21, 1924 in Cleveland, OH. Weston died at the age of 71 on May 3, 1996 in New York City, NY .


Jack Weston appeared in over 100 film and television roles, playing an array of characters from bungling friends to terrifying villains. Some of his memorable roles include Walter Matthau's ’playboy’ friend Harvey Greenfield in Cactus Flower, an aspiring cabbie playwright in Please Don’t Eat the Daisies and the stalker who (along with Alan Arkin) terrorizes Audrey Hepburn Wait Until Dark (1967).

(Source: article by Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub).



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By Annmarie Gatti on Aug 21, 2012 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Born August 21, 1924, Character Actor ! Weston appeared in over 100 roles — from bungling friends to terrifying villains. My personal favorite: Cactus Flower (I think I know his dialog by heart!), but there are so many other great ones too, including Wait Until Dark and Please Don&#... Read full article

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Jack Weston Quotes:

Harvey Greenfield: Oh I don't work for a living, honey. I'm an actor.

Harvey Greenfield: Good, very good... That's such a big, dirty, rotten, filthy lie, it has class.

Harvey Greenfield: You know you look different when you're all dressed up. In the office you sort of look like a large bandaid.

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During World War II, he spent two years in Italy as a machine-gunner in an infantry company.

Brother of adult film director Anthony Spinelli.

Was nominated for Broadway's 1981 Tony Award as Best Actor (Play) for Woody Allen's "The Floating Light Bulb."

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