|Full Name Jack Weinstein|
Role Film actor
Years active 1949–1988
Spouse Laurie Gilkes (m. ?–1996)
Siblings Anthony Spinelli
Name Jack Weston
|Born August 21, 1924 (1924-08-21) Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.|
Died May 3, 1996, New York City, New York, United States
TV shows The Hathaways, Rod Brown of the Rocket Rangers, My Sister Eileen, The Four Seasons
Movies Dirty Dancing, Wait Until Dark, The Thomas Crown Aff, Cactus Flower, Short Circuit 2
Similar People Jane Brucker, Cynthia Rhodes, Emile Ardolino, Jerry Orbach, Max Cantor
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Jack Weston (born Jack Weinstein; August 21, 1924 – May 3, 1996) was an American film, stage and television actor.
- A new leaf 1971 walter matthau elaine may jack weston
- Suspects jack weston introduces himself
- Life and career
- Personal life
- Television appearances
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Life and career
Weston, a Cleveland, Ohio native, usually played comic roles in films such as Cactus Flower (1969) and Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960). He occasionally essayed heavier parts, such as the scheming crook and stalker who, along with Alan Arkin and Richard Crenna, attempts to terrorize and rob a blind Audrey Hepburn in the 1967 film Wait Until Dark.
Weston had countless character roles in major films such as The Cincinnati Kid and The Thomas Crown Affair. On television he made numerous appearances such as murderer Fred Calvert in the 1958 Perry Mason episode, "The Case of the Daring Decoy."
In 1981, Weston appeared on Broadway in Woody Allen's comedy The Floating Light Bulb, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award as Best Actor. Other stage appearances included Bells are Ringing in 1956 (with Judy Holliday), The Ritz in 1975, Neil Simon's California Suite (1976) and One Night Stand in 1980.
Weston co-starred in Alan Alda's 1981 film The Four Seasons, and then reprised his role to star in a television series spinoff on CBS.
Weston served in the United States Army during World War II. Weston married twice, first to actress Marge Redmond. They occasionally appeared together, an example being a 1963 episode of The Twilight Zone titled "The Bard". Redmond and Weston divorced. The union was childless.
His second marriage was to Laurie Gilkes and lasted until his death from lymphoma on May 3, 1996, after a six-year struggle. He was 71 years old and also survived by his stepdaughter, Amy.
Weston was Jewish
In the 1960–1961 television season, Weston appeared as Chick Adams, a reporter, on the CBS sitcom My Sister Eileen starring Shirley Bonne and Elaine Stritch as two sisters who share a New York City brownstone apartment. The other co-stars were Stubby Kaye, Rose Marie and Raymond Bailey.
The next season, 1961–62, he starred in the short-lived sitcom The Hathaways (ABC, produced by Screen Gems), in which he and Peggy Cass adopted a trio of chimpanzees (the Marquis Chimps).
He also made guest appearances on such television series as Peter Gunn, Perry Mason, Rescue 8, The Twilight Zone (episodes "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street", and "The Bard"), The Untouchables, Have Gun Will Travel, Johnny Staccato, Thriller, The Lawless Years (2 episodes), Harrigan and Son, Stoney Burke, Breaking Point, The Fugitive, Bewitched, Gunsmoke, Twelve O'Clock High, Laredo, Tales of the Unexpected, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Carol Burnett Show, All in the Family and The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show.