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Charles Grodin

actor, producer
Born: 4/21/1935
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

A comedian who has played both romantic cads and evil villains with a straight face, Charles Grodin's diverse screen endeavors have included being obstetrician to Rosemary's Baby (1961) and amour to Miss Piggy in The Great Muppet Caper (1981). He won critical attention in The Heartbreak Kid (1972), Heaven Can Wait (1979), and Midnight Run (1988), and recently appeared opposite a St. Bernard in the Beethoven movies (1992, 1993). An accomplished writer, director, and producer, he has authored three books, including It Would Be So Nice If You Weren't Here (1989). He currently hosts a prime-time talk show on MSNBC.


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  • Beethoven - Starring Charles Grodin, Bonnie Hunt, Dean Jones, Nicholle Tom, Christopher Castile
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  • The Woman in Red - Starring Gene Wilder, Charles Grodin, Joseph Bologna, Judith Ivey, Michael Huddleston
  • King Kong (1976) - Starring Jeff Bridges, Charles Grodin, Jessica Lange, John Randolph, Rene Auberjonois
  • The Great Muppet Caper - Starring Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Diana Rigg, Charles Grodin, John Cleese

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