Actor Lou Jacobi has left this world, at age 95.
That's a good long run.
- Follow link to his obituary from The New York Times.
Five decades spent in showbiz.
Numerous appearances on stage, screen, TV - - and I'll wager that there is not one production among them that was not greatly improved by his presence.
Even just the sound of his distinctive voice - - I have fond memories of hearing him in the ensemble cast of some of Booker & Foster's silly comedy albums, like 'When You're In Love, The Whole World Is Jewish', or in the role of band leader Al Tijuana. ▶
- Click over to the 'Tijuana Brass Sound' box set post at WFMU's Beware of The Blog and you'll find numerous Al Tijuana cuts sprinkled throughout the available mp3s.
(At the very least, take a listen to the adaptation of
A World Without Lou Jacobi In It?
Impossible to contemplate.
No thank you, I reject the notion.
His listing at IMDb tells me that it has been fifteen years since Lou Jacobi's last film credit, but I've enjoyed watching him on several occasions during that time.
I also see in that long list at IMDb that there are still many of his performances waiting for me in films I've not yet seen.
Thank you for everything Mr. Jacobi, I look forward to seeing you again soon.
- A YouTube clip embedded below: ▼
From 1971, a juicy Jacobi scene from Jules Feiffer's 'Little Murders', directed by Alan Arkin.
Jacobi plays the judge, reacting to news from engaged couple Marcia Rodd & Elliott Gould that they plan to omit God from their wedding vows...
Sunday, October 25, 2009