Zero Mostel Overview:

Legendary actor, Zero Mostel, was born Samuel Joel Mostel on Feb 28, 1915 in Brooklyn, NY. Mostel died at the age of 62 on Sep 8, 1977 in Philadelphia, PA .

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Mostel was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Zero Mostel Quotes:

Max Bialystock: Have I ever steered you wrong?
Franz Liebkind: Always.
Max Bialystock: Never mind.


Philia: That's the brute who raped my country, Thrace!
Pseudolus: He raped Thrace?
Philia: And then he came and did it again! And then again!
Pseudolus: He raped Thrace thrice?


Max Bialystock: How could this happen? I was so careful. I picked the wrong play, the wrong director, the wrong cast. Where did I go right?


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In the 1950s, he bumped into Elia Kazan on the street in New York City, and the two reminisced. Kazan said Mostel chided him for putting Mostel through the paces in Panic in the Streets (1950) , forcing him to run more than he ever had. But as the drinks set in, legend has it, Mostel kept muttering, in reference to Kazan's HUAC testimony, "Ya shouldn't a done that. Ya shouldn't a done that."

Tony Award winner 1961 for "Rhinoceros."

Father of sons Josh Mostel (b. 1946) and Tobias Mostel (b. 1949).

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