Elissa Durwood Grodin Wiki – Elissa Durwood Grodin Biography
Elissa Durwood Grodin is the wife of Charles Grodin, was an American actor, comedian, author, and television talk show host. Grodin began his acting career in the 1960s appearing in TV serials including The Virginian. He had a small part as an obstetrician in Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby in 1968. In the 1970s he moved into film acting, including playing the lead in Elaine May’s The Heartbreak Kid (1972) and supporting roles in Mike Nichols’ Catch-22 (1970) and Warren Beatty’s Heaven Can Wait (1978).
He became a familiar face as a supporting actor in many Hollywood comedies of the era, including Real Life (1979), Seems Like Old Times (1980), Ishtar (1987), and Dave (1993). Grodin co-starred alongside Robert De Niro in the action-comedy Midnight Run (1988), and in the family film Beethoven (1992). He made frequent appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and Late Night with David Letterman.
Elissa Durwood Grodin Age
Elissa Durwood Grodin‘s age is unknown.
I started out writing as a book and film reviewer, with the belief that there are many different ways of looking at any given piece of work, and that the more deeply we see into a thing, the better. The more deeply we see into a thing, the more we learn about human nature, about the world around us, about ourselves. The spirit in which I write books for children and adults is influenced by the philosopher and educator, Howard Thurman, who said, “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” I try to be an advocate for this idea in my writing, for my readers, and for myself.
Elissa Durwood Grodin & Charles Grodin
Grodin had two children: daughter Marion (a comedian), from his marriage to Julie Ferguson, and son, Nicholas, from his marriage to Elissa Durwood. For a period in the 2000s, Grodin gave up show business to be a stay-at-home dad to his children.
Charles Grodin Cause of Death
Actor Charles Grodin, whose comedic work graced TV, movies and Broadway, has died of bone marrow cancer. He was 86. Grodin’s son, Nicholas, confirmed the news to the New York Times, saying he passed away in his home in Wilton, Connecticut.
A master of deadpan, Grodin starred in movies such as “The Heartbreak Kid,” “Midnight Run” and “Beethoven,” as well as in the Broadway show “Same Time, Next Year.” Throughout the ’90s, he was a familiar face on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” and “Late Show With David Letterman.”
Though he never won an Emmy for those performances, he did nab one for his writing: In 1978, he won the Outstanding Writing award for his work on “The Paul Simon Special,” a comedy event that aired on NBC.
Grodin landed on the acting scene in 1962 with the Broadway comedy “Tchin-Tchin,” followed by a role in “Absence of a Cello” in 1964 and his breakthrough appearance in “Same Time, Next Year,” opposite Ellen Burstyn. Then, it was onto Hollywood, where he became a household name for his roles in director Mike Nichols’ “Catch-22” in 1970, followed by Elaine May’s “The Heartbreak Kid” opposite Cybill Shepherd in 1972 and 1978’s “Heaven Can Wait” with Warren Beatty.
“The most striking part is that I had never met Michael J. Fox until now,” Grodin told The Post. “I was certainly aware of him, and he’s really quite inspiring. These are very long days [shooting the show] — and I’m healthy, it seems to me — and then I look at this guy and it’s amazing.
“The best moment was at the end of our 14-hour day,” he said. “As we said goodbye, I said to Michael, ‘The next time we’re in a scene together, give me a couple of takes without doing the Parkinson’s thing,’ and the fact that he laughed — I took a chance with that — is quite something.”
Stars including comedians Patton Oswalt, Marc Maron, and Billy Eichner quickly took to Twitter to pay homage to the performer and writer they considered a legend.