Steve Gravers

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Steve Gravers (born Solomon Gottlieb; April 8, 1922, New York City – died August 22, 1978, Studio City, California) was an American character actor who appeared in numerous television shows and also in several movies in a career that lasted from 1952 until his death in 1978.


A life member of The Actors Studio,[1] Gravers made his Broadway debut in the Studio's production of Michael Gazzo's A Hatful of Rain on November 9, 1955.[2]

This was the same night on which Graver's first featured television performance was aired, a guest appearance on I Spy (not the popular hour-long series which would debut a decade later, but rather a half-hour anthology series hosted/narrated in character by Raymond Massey, as 'Anton the spymaster'),[3] in an episode entitled "Bits and Pieces".

Personal life[edit]

Gravers married actress Vitina Marcus by whom he had two children; the couple divorecd in 1960. Gravers lived in California until his death on August 22, 1978 from lung cancer in Studio City, California.

Selected credits[edit]




  1. ^ Garfield, David (1980). "Appendix: Life Members of The Actors Studio as of January 1980". A Player's Place: The Story of The Actors Studio. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc. p. 280. ISBN 0-02-542650-8.
  2. ^ Calta, Louis (November 9, 1955). "'HATFUL OF RAIN' ARRIVES TONIGHT; Tale of Narcotics User, With Shelley Winters and Ben Gazzara, Due at Lyceum". The New York Times. p. 41. Retrieved December 10, 2012.
  3. ^ "Dad Gets Around". The Miami News. December 4, 1955. p. 8F. Retrieved December 10, 2012.

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