Martinn Henry Balsam
Birthday: 4/11/1919, the
Age: 76 years
Place of Birth: Bronx, New York, United States
Date of Death: 02/13/1996 Year
Place of death: Rome, Italy
The most famous of which brought him the Oscar as Arnold Burns (Arnold Burns) in dramedii Fred Coe (Fred Coe) ‘A Thousand Clowns’ (‘A Thousand Clowns’), as well as the role of the detective Milton Arbogast (Milton Arbogast) Hitchcock thriller ( Hitchcock) ‘Psycho’ (‘Psycho’).
Henry Martin Balsa (Martin Henry Balsam) was born on November 4, 1919, in the Bronx (Bronx), into a Jewish family. Son Lillian Weinstein (Lillian Weinstein), and the manufacturer of sportswear for women Balsamo Albert (Albert Balsam) attended DeWitt Clinton High School (DeWitt Clinton High School).
At school, Martin went to the drama club. Also, the future actor was a student of Dramatic Workshop at the New School of New York (The New School, New York), which was led by an authoritative German director Erwin Piscator (Erwin Piscator). During World War II he served in the Balsa United States Air Force.
Professionally he made his debut in August 1941 – in the production of ‘The play is everything’ (‘The Play’s the Thing’) in the village of Locust Valley (Locust Valley). In 1947, directors Elia Kazan (Elia Kazan) and Lee Strasberg (Lee Strasberg) Balsamo selected to participate in a TV program for the organization of professional actors ‘Actors Studio’ (‘Actor’s Studio’).
Martin starred in several television series, including an episode of ‘The Sixteen Millimeter Shrine’ series ‘Twilight Zone’ (‘The Twilight Zone’) and the TV series ‘The New Exhibit’. In the pilot episode of NBC ‘Five Fingers’ (‘ Five Fingers’), he appeared in the form of a psychologist, and also played in a Drama Series’ Target: The Corruptors! ‘,’ The Eleventh Hour ‘(‘ The Eleventh Hour ‘),’ breaking point ‘(‘ Breaking Point ‘),’ Alfred Hitchcock Presents ‘(‘ Alfred Hitchcock Presents ‘) and’ Mr. Broadway ‘.
In Kinograf American actor came melodrama ‘The Port’ (‘On the Waterfront’) with Marlon Brando (Marlon Brando), a detective drama ’12 Angry Men ‘(’12 Angry Men’) and the war drama Karl Malden (Karl Malden) ‘Limit time ‘(‘ Time Limit ‘) with Richard Widmark (Richard Widmark).
Balsa played OJ. Berman (OJ Berman) in one of the best Hollywood melodramas ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ (‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’) with Audrey Hepburn (Audrey Hepburn) and her famous little black dress, sold at auction for $ 807,000. In the thriller “Seven Days in May ‘(‘ Seven Days in May ‘), he played the role of Paul Girard (Paul Girard), and supplemented his track record of participation in the crime drama” film Anderson’ (‘The Anderson Tapes’), western’ Ombre: Brave arrows ‘(‘ Hombre ‘), the military comedy’ Catch-22 ‘(‘ Catch-22 ‘) and Japanese-American insurgents’ Tora! Tora! Tora! ‘ (‘Tora! Tora! Tora!’).
Together with Gregory Peck (Gregory Peck) and Robert Mitchum (Robert Mitchum), Martin Balsa played in the crime drama John. Lee Thompson (J. Lee Thompson) ‘Cape Fear’ (‘Cape Fear’) 1962, and then in 1991- m appeared in the remake of the film, filmed by Martin Scorsese (Martin Scorsese).
In 1965 Balsa won an Academy Award in the category ‘Best Supporting Actor’ for his role as Arnold Burns dramedii ‘A Thousand Clowns. ” In 1967 he was awarded the prestigious theater prize ‘Tony’ for his role in the Broadway production of Robert Anderson (Robert Anderson) ‘You know, I can not hear you, when water flows’ (‘ You Know I Can not Hear You When the Water’s Running ‘).
The blockbuster J. Alan. Pakula (Alan J. Pakula) ‘All the President’s Men’ (‘All the President’s Men’) 1976, the actor looked great in the image editor of ‘The Washington Post’ (‘Washington Post’) Howard Simons (Howard Simons) . He also was a member of the cult American television series “Mystery Theater 3000 ‘(‘ Mystery Science Theater 3000 ‘) and played James Arthur Cummings (James Arthur Cummings) Andrew V. MakLaglena (Andrew V. McLaglen) in the blockbuster’ Mitchell ‘.
In 1952 Balsa married actress Pearl Sumner (Pearl Somner); 2 years of their marriage broke up. His second wife was also an actress – Joyce Van Patten (Joyce Van Patten). In 1959 the couple had a daughter, Talia Balsa (Talia Balsam). The second marriage lasted three years. Finally, in 1963, Martin third time to be bound with scriptwriter Irene Miller (Irene Miller). From the third marriage he had a son and a daughter.
Martin Balsa died on 13 February 1996 of a heart attack in Rome, Italy (Rome, Italy), at the age of 76 years. He was buried in the cemetery of Cedar Park in Emerson, New Jersey (Cedar Park Cemetery, Emerson, New Jersey).
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