Jack Gilford was an American actor on Broadway, films and television. Gilford was born Jacob Aaron Gellman on the lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City, and grew up in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. His parents were Romanian-born Jewish immigrants Sophie "Susksa" , who owned a restaurant, and Aaron Gellman, a furrier. Gilford was the second of three sons, with an older brother Murray and a younger brother Nathaniel . Gilford was discovered working in a pharmacy by his mentor Milton Berle. While working in amateur theater, he competed with other talented youngsters, including a young Jackie...
|Birthdate:||July 25, 1907|
|Birthplace:||Lower East Side, New York|
|Date of death:||June 4, 1990|
|Also known as:||Jacob Aaron Gellman, Gilford, Jack, Yankel Gellman|