Al Rosen (actor)

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Al Rosen
Al Rosen (actor).jpg
Rosen in Cheers
Born Albert Rosen
(1910-05-09)May 9, 1910
Baltimore,[1] Maryland, U.S.
Died August 2, 1990(1990-08-02) (aged 80)
Hollywood, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1941–1990

Albert "Al" Rosen (May 9, 1910 – August 2, 1990) was an American actor. He is known for his recurring role of "Al" in the television sitcom Cheers.


Rosen was born in Maryland. He acted in several films in the 1940s, then in the 1970s was a production supervisor on the TV show What's My Line?. Again in the 1980s, he acted in television series and films as minor roles, including the recurring character "Al" (or "Big Al") in the sitcom Cheers [2] and the cafeteria concession stand attendant in the sitcom Night Court.


He died of cancer in Hollywood, California at the age of 80.[3][4]

Season 9, episode 12 of Cheers ("Norm and Cliff's Excellent Adventure") is dedicated to Rosen with "to our friend Al Rosen" shown during the credits.[5]



  1. ^ Billboard Apr 24, 1943
  2. ^ Chance, Norman (2010-12-23). Who Was Who on TV. Xlibris Corporation. ISBN 9781456821296. 
  3. ^ "Caskets On Parade - Book of the Dead: "Ro" - "Rt"". Retrieved 2010-07-30. 
  4. ^ "Cheers Barfly Al Rosen, Boxer and Then Bit Actor". San Jose Mercury News. August 5, 1990. p. 7B.  (subscription required)
  5. ^ TV guide, Volume 51

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