Final bow: Actor Joseph Ruskin is dead at 89 – CNN.com


Joseph Ruskin

Los Angeles (CNN) — Joseph Ruskin, who acted in 25 films and 124 television shows, died of natural causes in a Santa Monica, California, hospital Saturday, SAG-AFTRA announced Tuesday. Ruskin was 89.

Ruskin\’s big screen credits included roles in \”The Magnificent Seven,\” \”Prizzi\’s Honor,\” \”Indecent Proposal\” and \”Smokin\’ Aces.\” His TV credits included \”Twilight Zone,\” \”Star Trek,\” \”Mission Impossible\” and \”Alias.\”

He began and ended his acting career on the stage. His first professional performances were at the Pittsburgh Playhouse and the Rochester Arena Stage after he left the U.S. Navy following World War II. His last theater performance came this year as a member of the Antaeus Theatre Company of Los Angeles.

He appeared in the 2012 Antaeus production of \”You Can\’t Take It With You.\” He took his final bow on stage in 2013 in the company\’s \”The Crucible\” production.

via Final bow: Actor Joseph Ruskin is dead at 89 – CNN.com.

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