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Marvin Kaplan Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

Born: January 24, 1927 in New York City, New York
Died: August 25, 2016 in Burbank, California
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Marvin Kaplan, born on January 24, 1927, in Brooklyn, New York, was a distinguished American actor recognized for his character roles in both film and television. With a distinctive voice and comedic timing, Kaplan's career spanned over six decades.

One of Kaplan's most memorable film roles came early in his career with "Adam's Rib" (1949), where he played a court stenographer opposite Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy. The film, directed by George Cukor, is a classic of the romantic comedy genre, and Kaplan's role added a touch of humor that resonated with audiences.

In the realm of television, Kaplan is best remembered for his portrayal of Henry Beesmeyer in the sitcom "Alice," which aired from 1976 to 1985. His character, a telephone lineman, became a favorite among viewers for its humor and relatability. Further cementing his position in television, Kaplan voiced the character Choo-Choo in the animated series "Top Cat" (1961-1962), a role that showcased his distinctive voice and comedic prowess.

In addition to his acting roles, Kaplan was involved in the theater, having written and starred in the play "A Good House for a Killing," which was produced at Los Angeles' renowned Stage Society. Beyond the screen and stage, Kaplan was an advocate for fellow actors. He served on the board of directors of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and was active in promoting actors' rights and welfare throughout his career.
Film Credits | show moreshow less
1958-The-Lux-Show (in person), 1982-Walt-Disney's-Wonderful-World-of-Color (Other), 1950-Hollywood-Theatre-Time (Performer), 2005-McBride:-The-Chameleon-Murder (Performer), 1999-ER (Performer), 1994-Revenge-of-the-Nerds-IV:-Nerds-in-Love (Performer), 1993-Witchboard-2:-The-Devil's-Doorway (Performer), 1991-Garfield-and-Friends (Performer), 1990-Wild-at-Heart (Performer), 1986-The-Fall-Guy (Performer), 1981-1984-ABC-Weekend-Specials (Performer), 1984-Don't-Ask-Me,-Ask-God (Performer), 1983-Deck-the-Halls-with-Wacky-Walls (Performer), 1978-CHiPs (Performer), 1974-Snakes (Performer), 1972-1973-Love,-American-Style (Performer), 1970-I-Dream-of-Jeannie (Performer), 1968-Gomer-Pyle:-USMC (Performer), 1966-Honey-West (Performer), 1963-The-Nutty-Professor (Performer), 1960-Wake-Me-When-It's-Over (Performer), 1953-General-Electric-Theater (Performer), 1951-Behave-Yourself! (Performer), 1951-Angels-in-the-Outfield (Performer), 1951-The-Fat-Man (Performer), 1950-Francis (Performer), 1972-Maude (Writer), 1969-The-Bill-Cosby-Show (Writer), 1999-Biography (in person), 1995-The-Cartoon-Cartoon-Show (Performer), 2012-Autism-and-Cake (Performer), 2009-Dark-and-Stormy-Night (Performer), 2002-Even-Stevens (Performer), 1992-Monster-in-My-Pocket:-The-Big-Scream (Performer), 1991-They-Came-from-Outer-Space (Performer), 1989-Double-Your-Pleasure (Performer), 1988-Cagney-&-Lacey (Performer), 1986-Hollywood-Vice-Squad (Performer), 1980-Midnight-Madness (Performer), 1979-Flying-High (Performer), 1977-We've-Got-Each-Other (Performer), 1973-The-Severed-Arm (Performer), 1972-Wait-Till-Your-Father-Gets-Home (Performer), 1971-Julia (Performer), 1969-Petticoat-Junction (Performer), 1968-My-Three-Sons (Performer), 1965-Hank (Performer), 1963-A-New-Kind-of-Love (Performer), 1963-Maggie-Brown (Performer), 1961-1962-Top-Cat (Performer), 1960-Tom,-Dick-and-Harry (Performer), 1959-Alcoa-Theatre (Performer), 1953-The-Ford-Television-Theatre (Performer), 1952-Stars-in-the-Eye (Performer), 1965-The-Addams-Family (Writer), 1991-Something-a-Little-Less-Serious:-A-Tribute-to-'It's-a-Mad-Mad-Mad (in person), 1998-2004-Becker (Performer), 1997-Johnny-Bravo (Performer), 1992-On-the-Air (Performer), 1991-Delirious (Performer), 1990-Monsters (Performer), 1987-Top-Cat-and-the-Beverly-Hills-Cats (Performer), 1977-Charlie's-Angels (Performer), 1971-The-Chicago-Teddy-Bears (Performer), 1968-Out-of-the-Blue (Performer), 1966-Gidget (Performer), 1965-The-Great-Race (Performer), 1965-McHale's-Navy (Performer), 1965-Valentine's-Day (Performer), 1964-Bob-Hope-Presents-the-Chrysler-Theatre (Performer), 1961-The-Detectives (Performer), 1961-The-Many-Loves-of-Dobie-Gillis (Performer), 1960-M-Squad (Performer), 1958-Make-Room-for-Daddy (Performer), 1952-The-Fabulous-Senorita (Performer), 1951-Criminal-Lawyer (Performer), 1950-Key-to-the-City (Performer), 2011-Troupers (in person), 1996-Aaahh!!!-Real-Monsters (Performer), 1989-My-Two-Dads (Performer), 1986-MacGyver (Performer), 1983-Saturday-Supercade (Performer), 1976-Freaky-Friday (Performer), 1975-The-Lost-Saucer (Performer), 1974-Kolchak:-The-Night-Stalker (Performer), 1969-My-World-and-Welcome-to-It (Performer), 1964-The-Baileys-of-Balboa (Performer), 1963-1964-Vacation-Playhouse (Performer), 1952-1955-Meet-Millie (Performer), 1954-Shower-of-Stars (Performer), 1951-I-Can-Get-It-for-You-Wholesale (Performer), 1950-The-Reformer-and-the-Redhead (Performer), 1949-Adam's-Rib (Performer), 2010-Watch-Out-for-Slick (Writer), 2010-Watch-Out-for-Slick (Producer), 2010-Watch-Out-for-Slick (in person), 2010-Stage-5 (in person), 2004-Cool-Cats-in-Interview-Alley (in person), 1963-It's-a-Mad,-Mad,-Mad,-Mad-World (Performer), 1988-1st-&-Ten:-The-Championship (Performer), 1976-1985-Alice (Performer), 1956-1958-The-Red-Skelton-Hour (Performer), 1969-Mod-Squad (Performer)

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