Monday, October 26, 2009

Lou Jacobi

Lou Jacobi (above, left - with Vivian Vance and Woody Allen) passed away this weekend at 96.

Jacobi was a respected stage (Woody Allen wrote Don't Drink The Water especially for him) and film actor (notably The Diary of Anne Frank and My Favorite Year).

I remember him mainly from television. He played character parts in many sitcoms and variety shows. I recall him being a regular on The Dean Martin Show and a guest star on Barney Miller.

But perhaps most importantly - he was the inspiration for the voice of one of my favorite cartoon characters.