Happy Birthday: Zero Mostel (1915–1977)

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Zero Mostel (1915–1977).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)
Clara Sverd (2 July 1939 – 1 June 1944) (divorced)

[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?

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