David Margulies

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David Margulies
Born (1937-02-19)February 19, 1937
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Died January 11, 2016(2016-01-11) (aged 78)
New York, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1972–2016
Spouse(s) Carol Grant (divorced; 1 child)

David Joseph Margulies (February 19, 1937 – January 11, 2016) was an American actor.

Early life[edit]

Margulies was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Runya (née Zeltzer), a nurse and museum employee, and Harry David Margulies, a lawyer.[1][2][3] He graduated from City College of New York.


Margulies made his stage debut in the off-Broadway play Golden 6 (1958). In that same year, he joined the American Shakespeare Festival as an apprentice, which led to his receiving an Actors' Equity Association contract for the 1960 theater season.[4] His first Broadway appearance was in the 1973 revival of The Iceman Cometh.

His film credits include The Front (1976), Last Embrace (1979), All That Jazz (1979), Hide in Plain Sight (1980), Dressed to Kill (1980), Times Square (1980), I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can (1982), Daniel (1983), Ghostbusters (1984), Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986), 9½ Weeks (1986), Ishtar (1987), Running on Empty (1988), Ghostbusters II (1989), Out on a Limb (1992), A Stranger Among Us (1992), Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994), and Fading Gigolo (2013).[5] His television credits include Kojak, Tales from the Darkside, Spenser: For Hire, The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, Chicago Hope, NYPD Blue, Northern Exposure, Touched by an Angel, four episodes of Law & Order, and eight episodes of The Sopranos as mob boss Tony Soprano's lawyer Neil Mink.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Margulies died on January 11, 2016 in Manhattan, New York, at the age of 78. He was survived by his partner, actress Lois Smith, as well as a son and grandson by his marriage, which ended in divorce.[6][7][8]


Additional Broadway credits[edit]


  1. ^ David Margulies profile, filmreference.com; accessed January 13, 2016.
  2. ^ David Margulies profile, milkenarchive.org; accessed December 19, 2015.
  3. ^ Bloom, Nate. "Celebrity Jews", jweekly.com, March 10, 2006; accessed December 19, 2015.
  4. ^ "Bard Academy Awards Equity Contracts to 7". Bridgeport, CT. The Bridgeport Post. April 17, 1960. p. 13. Retrieved April 2, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  5. ^ a b David Margulies at the Internet Movie Database
  6. ^ "Stage and Screen Actor David Margulies Passes Away at 88". BroadwayWorld.com. Retrieved 2016-01-12. 
  7. ^ Reddit comment from his grandson with picture; states "one of" his sons.
  8. ^ Reddit comment from his grandson; mods verified it in the comment below his.

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