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Subject: Loved Balsam in EVERYTHING he was in -big or small! The gay guy in "Anderson Tapes" is hilarious, and as 'Mr. Green' in "Pelham...", as frustrated forman in "12 Angry", and as spineless Naval doctor against Widmark psycho captain in "Bedford Incident"...always great in what he did!

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Date Posted: Monday, November 04, 02:25:16pm
In reply to: Bio & PHOTOS ~In 1996, Balsam, 76, died suddenly of a stroke in his hotel room while vacationing. 's message, "ARCHIVE: November 4, 1919 ~Veteran Academy Award-winning actor MARTIN BALSAM, renowned for his prolific film role performances in both comedy and dramas like "A Thousand Clowns" (Oscar for Best Supporting Actor), "Breakfast at Tiffany's", Psycho", "12 Angry Men" (forman), "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three", "Murder on the Orient Express", was born a century ago today! ~Happy 100th! ..." on Monday, November 04, 02:17:30pm

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YEARS ago I saw a PBS airing of a Broadway (Ronald Ribman) play called "Cold Storage" about two men on a cancer hospital rooftop discussing life and death, and fears of dying.It was with scared patient Len Cariou nad a jaded patient Martin Balsam, in the best thing I ever saw him do.Monday, November 04, 06:36:19pm

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