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Subject: Actress Judith Granite

Dies at 81
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Date Posted: Friday, July 07, 11:58:17am

Englewood, NJ: Judith Granite, 81, passed away on July 1, 2017, at The Lillian Booth Actors Home. She was born on April 22, 1936, in Rochester, NY to the late Albert and Martha (Potter) Granite.

Judith graduated from Benjamin Franklin High School. She studied piano and ballet at the Eastman School of Music, received her Bachelor of Arts from Syracuse University and a Master of Arts from New York University.

In 1980, she married Melvin M. Beldock, who preceded her in death.

A gifted actress, she made her Broadway debut in THE DEVILS with Anne Bancroft and Jason Robards. Other Broadway credits include CRISS-CROSSING and THE CEMETERY CLUB. Off-Broadway credits include BEAU JEST; SURVIVAL OF ST. JOAN; THE WORLD OF GÜNTER GRASS and MACBIRD!. Regional credits include FIDDLER ON THE ROOF; THE PRISONER OF SECOND AVENUE; BORN YESTERDAY, for which she received a Florida Carbonell Best Supporting Actress nomination, and Indiana Repertory Theatre's TORCH SONG TRILOGY, for which she was named Best Supporting Actress. Television and movie credits include Law and Order and Crimes and Misdemeanors. She prospered as a voice over artist and recorded books on tape.

Judith lived life with a resilient and indomitable spirit. In 2001, she resolutely conquered a brain tumor. She was innately inquisitive and a lifelong student. She relished her time with friends and colleagues at the New School Institute for Retired Professionals.

Survived by her brother, Harvey (Patricia Meek) Granite, Warsaw, NY; nieces, Deborah Granite, Skokie, IL; Tamara (Steven) Seidman, Northport, ME; step-daughter, Ellen Beldock, Boca Raton FL.

Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on July 5, 2017


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