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Actor Joseph Schildkraut Is Dead

Jan. 22, 1964 - Joseph Schildkraut, the actor, died last night of a heart attack at his home in Manhattan. He was 68 years old. Mr. Schildkraut, whose stage and screen career spanned 50 years, won Academy Awards as the best supporting actor for his portrayal of Captain Alfred Dreyfus in “The Life of Emile Zola” in 1938 and for his characterization of a weaver in “The Tell-Tale Heart” in 1942. Mr. Schildkraut’s most recent principal role was that of Anne Frank’s father, which he played in the stage and screen productions of “The Diary of Anne Frank.” The play opened on Broadway on Oct. 5, 1955. The movie version was released in 1959. In 1961, during the third season of “The Twilight Zone,” he made his first appearance on an episode called “Deaths-Head Revisited” (pictured). Later in the same season, he played an elderly man in the episode “The Trade-Ins.” Mr. Schildkraut, whose permanent residence was in Beverly Hills, Calif., was born in Vienna and became an American citizen in 1926. He and Elise Bartlett, an actress, were wed in 1923 and divorced in 1931. The next year, the actor married Mary McKay, who died in 1961. Last year, Mr. Schildkraut married Leonora Rogers, who was with him when he died.


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