Rod Colbin

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Rod Colbin
Born Irving Herbert Lichtenstein
(1923-11-23) November 23, 1923 (age 90)
New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.
Died February 4, 2007(2007-02-04) (aged 83)
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
Occupation Actor, Fencing Instructor/Fight Director
Years active 1952-1986
Children 2 daughters, 2 grandchildren

Rod Colbin (born Irving Herbert Lichtenstein[1] on December 23, 1923-died February 4, 2007) was an American character actor whose career spanned four decades. He was also a fencing instructor who, at one time, served as Katharine Hepburn's personal masseur. He was born to Jewish parents in New Haven, CT, the son of Samuel (made gravestones) and Bess (Silverdollar) Lichtenstein.


Rod married Annemarie Polonyi on September 16, 1965; they divorced in 1978. They had three daughters: Johanna, who died at age 4, Shana Rebecca, and Kaila Johanna.[2]


Colbin died in February 2007 in Denver, Colorado after a series of strokes. He was 83. Colbin was survived by his two daughters. two grandchildren and two sisters.[3][4]



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