Lee J. Cobb


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Lee J. Cobb

Lee J. Cobb Death

Lee passed away on February 11, 1976 at the age of 64 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA. Lee's cause of death was heart attack.

Lee J. Cobb death quick facts:
  • When did Lee J. Cobb die?

    February 11, 1976
  • How did Lee J. Cobb die? What was the cause of death?

    Heart attack
  • How old was Lee J. Cobb when died?

  • Where did Lee J. Cobb die? What was the location of death?

    Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

Lee J. Cobb Birthday and Date of Death

Lee J. Cobb was born on December 8, 1911 and died on February 11, 1976. Lee was 64 years old at the time of death.

Birthday: December 8, 1911
Date of Death: February 11, 1976
Age at Death: 64

Lee J. Cobb - Biography

Lee J. Cobb (December 8, 1911 – February 11, 1976) was an American actor. He is best known for his performances in 12 Angry Men (1957), On the Waterfront (1954), and one of his last films, The Exorcist (1973). He also played the role of Willy Loman in the original Broadway production of Arthur Miller's 1949 play Death of a Salesman under the direction of Elia Kazan. On television, Cobb costarred in the first four seasons of the western series The Virginian. He typically played arrogant, intimidating, and abrasive characters, but often had roles as respectable figures such as judges and police officers.
Cobb was born in New York City, to a Jewish family of Russian and Romanian extraction. He grew up in the Bronx, New York, on Wilkins Avenue, near Crotona Park. His parents were Benjamin (Benzion) Jacob, a compositor for a foreign-language newspaper, and Kate (Neilecht). Cobb studied at New York University before making his film debut in The Vanishing Shadow (1934). He joined the Manhattan-based Group Theatre in 1935.

Cobb married Yiddish theatre and film actress Helen Beverley in 1940. They had two children, including actress Julie Cobb, before their 1952 divorce. Cobb's second marriage was to school teacher Mary Hirsch, with whom he had two more children before his death.
Cobb died of a heart attack in February 1976 in Woodland Hills, California, and was buried in Mount Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles. His death came the day before his Exodus (1960) co star Sal Mineo was murdered.