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Tony winning-actor Fritz Weaver dies at 90

Press Trust of India  |  New York 

Fritz Weaver, the veteran of Broadway and the big screen, who stood out in films like "Fail-Safe" and "The Day of the Dolphin", has passed away. He was 90.

Weaver died Saturday at his home in Manhattan, reported The New York Times.

Weaver received his Tony in 1970 for his performance as strict Catholic boarding school teacher Jerome Malley in Robert Marasco's long-running thriller "Child's Play".

He also played in the 1965 musical "Baker Street" and appeared in Alan Ayckbourn's 1974 comedy "Absurd Person Singular" and Lanford Wilson's "Angels Fall" in 1982.

Weaver worked often in television, earning an Emmy nomination in 1978 for portraying a Jewish doctor sent to Auschwitz in the NBC miniseries "Holocaust".

He was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame in 2010.

More recently, Weaver appeared in the 2013 HBO telefilm "Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight" and in the "The Cobbler" (2015) and "The Congressman" (2016).

He is survived by actress wife Rochelle Oliver, daughter Lydia Weaver, son Anthony and a grandson.

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First Published: Tue, November 29 2016. 13:48 IST