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George Tobias

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Date of Birth:
27 February 1901 New York City, New York, USA
Height:
6' (1.83 m)
Perhaps best remembered for his TV role in the hit series "Bewitched" (1964) as the Abner Kravitz who had to put up with his wife's ranting about what was going on at the neighbors. George Tobias was also a well loved character actor who was mostly cast as the amiable and lovable friend of the lead character. Born in New York City, he honed his acting skills one the stage and made his way to Broadway. Catching the eye of a Warner Brothers scout, he went west in the late 1930s and quickly established himself, often teamed up with James Cagney. He playing everything from the lovable dim-wit to the villain in everything from dramas, comedies and musicals. He retired from acting in 1977, after reprising his "Bewitched" (1964) role in the short-lived sequel "Tabitha" (1977), and passed away three years later after a battle with cancer.