Died Today (September 8th): Zero Mostel (1915–1977)

Festival Reviews

zeromostel.jpgZero Mostel (1915–1977)

Born: February 28, 1915 in Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died: September 8, 1977 (age 62) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Married to:
Kathryn Harkin (2 July 1944 – 8 September 1977) (his death) (2 children)

[Commenting on Jim Henson’s Muppets:] “He has the best possible actors. If you have a disagreement with them, you can always use them to wash your car.”

If people know your name, you’re famous. If they only know your face, it doesn’t count. It’s the name. One reason I became Zero was so if I accomplished only a middle level of fame, I still wouldn’t be a zero. If you know my name, how can I be a zero? Smart, huh?

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
1966
dir. Ricard Lester
Starring
Mostel
THE PRODUCERSThe Producers
1968
dir. Mel Brooks
starring
Gene Wilder
Mostel
Watership Down
1978
dir. Martin Rosen

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