Lee J. Cobb Overview:

Legendary actor, Lee J. Cobb, was born Leo Jacoby on Dec 8, 1911 in New York City, NY. Cobb died at the age of 64 on Feb 11, 1976 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles and was laid to rest in Mount Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Cobb was nominated for two Oscars, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1954Best Supporting ActorOn the Waterfront (1954)Johnny FriendlyNominated
1958Best Supporting ActorThe Brothers Karamazov (1958)Fyodor KaramazovNominated
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Lee J. Cobb Quotes:

Johnny: Where you guys going? Wait a minute! I'll remember this! I'll remember every one of you! I'll be back! Don't you forget that! I'll be back!


Gen. LaSalle: Do you think I like to slaughter civilians?
Col. Feroud: The Syrians will think so.
Gen. LaSalle: They don't think. They're guerillas, bandits
Col. Feroud: They consider themselves patriots. We French came along with a mandate...
Gen. LaSalle: And they don't like it and they don't trust us. I know all that! And I know how to make them happy, too. Pack up my army and march out.
Col. Feroud: Sir, if I may say so, there is another way. You could send me to see Emir Hassan.
Gen. LaSalle: You never let go of an idea, do you?
Col. Feroud: It still isn't too late to arrange a truce.
Gen. LaSalle: You'd only get your throat cut. You know what a butcher he is.
Col. Feroud: I wonder what they'll call *you* after you execute those hostages.


Juror #3: It's these kids - the way they are nowadays. When I was a kid I used to call my father, 'Sir'. That's right... 'Sir'. You ever hear a kid call his father that anymore?
Juror #8: Fathers don't seem to think it's important anymore.
Juror #3: You got any kids?
Juror #8: Three.
Juror #3: I got one. Twenty-two years old.
[takes photo from his wallet and shows it to Juror #8]
Juror #3: Aah. When he was nine years old he ran away from a fight. I saw it; I was so embarrassed I almost threw up. I said, "I'm gonna make a man outa you if I have to break you in two tryin'". And I made a man out of him. When he was sixteen we had a fight. Hit me in the jaw - a big kid. Haven't seen him for two years. Kids... work your heart out...


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Lee J. Cobb Facts
Former father-in-law of Christopher Morgan.

He was also an accomplished harmonica artist. He was a member of the famed Borrah Minevitch and His Harmonica Rascals, who appeared in the 1928 film, The Patriot (1928) starring Lewis Stone, and directed by Ernst Lubitsch.

Grandfather of Rosemary Morgan.

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