Ralph Tabakin

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Ralph Tabakin
Born(1921-09-22)September 22, 1921
DiedMay 13, 2001(2001-05-13) (aged 79)
Spouse(s)Madolyn Doress
(m. c. 1942; d. 1996)

Ralph Tabakin (September 22, 1921 – May 13, 2001) was an American actor, engineer, and World War II veteran.

Career[edit]

In his acting career, Tabakin is most associated with the work of Barry Levinson, as he appeared in fifteen of Levinson's films from Diner onward. His appearance in Diner began after a visit to the set where he impressed Levinson. Considered a lucky charm of Levinson,[1] Tabakin is perhaps best known for playing medical examiner Dr. Scheiner on the Levinson-produced TV series Homicide: Life on the Street, a recurring character from the first episode through all seven seasons and the follow-up Homicide: The Movie.

Personal life[edit]

Born in San Antonio, Texas, he was the middle child in a family of five. They would also live in New Orleans, Louisiana, before moving and settling in Richmond, Virginia. As a veteran he received five Purple Hearts and two Bronze Stars.[2] He also worked as a Federal Aviation Administration engineer for several years.[1] He died in 2001 due to heart disease.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ralph Tabakin at AllMovie
  2. ^ a b "Ralph Tabakin; Actor, 79". The New York Times. Associated Press. May 16, 2001.

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