Award-winning American actor Ron Leibman, famed for enjoying Rachel Inexperienced’s overbearing dad within the sitcom Mates, has died on the age of 82.
His agent stated the trigger was pneumonia.
Whereas greatest identified for his function within the US sitcom, Leibman had a embellished profession in TV and movie spanning six a long time.
“Ron was an extremely proficient actor with a distinguished profession in movie, TV and theatre. Our ideas exit to his spouse, Jessica (Walter), and his household,” his agent stated in an announcement.
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Born in New York in 1937, Leibman received an Emmy award in 1979 for the collection Kaz, which he created, and a Tony award for Tony Kushner’s play Angels in America.
He appeared in quite a few movies together with Norma Rae and Slaughterhouse-5.
However his function as Dr Leonard Inexperienced in Mates is how he shall be remembered greatest.
Many have taken to social media to pay tribute to Leibman.
“So lots of the greatest reminiscences of my profession have Ron Leibman in them. Thanks, Ron. For my being my champion. Relaxation, my good friend,” stated Sally Area, who received an Oscar for Norma Rae.