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Merwin Goldsmith, Broadway Veteran Actor, Dies At Age 81

Updated On 24 Jan, 2019 Published On

Merwin Goldsmith, a familiar character actor and Broadway veteran who appeared on multiple hit films such as Cadillac Man (1990) and Quiz Show (1994), has died at the age of 81.

His death was confirmed by his family. His brother, Steven Goldsmith, said in a statement that Merwin passed away on Monday, January 21, at his home in New York City.

His other movie credits include Joe Gould's Secret (2000), Rounders (1998), It Could Happen to You (1994), Making Mr. Right (1987),  Lovesick (1983), Boardwalk (1979), Shamus (1973) and Hercules in New York (1970).

As for his Broadway plays, Merwin appeared in Me and My Girl, Rex, and Dirty Linen, and as for his television appearances, starred in The Good Wife and Law and Order.

In addition to Steven, Merwin is survived by his wife, Barbara; stepson Jamie; granddaughter Sally; sister Barbara; and brothers Jonathan and Mark; 14 nephews and nieces; and 11 great-nephews and nieces.

The family will observe a week-long mourning period, called 'Shiva', until January 29. As for the funeral service, Merwin will be buried on Wednesday at Adat Shalom Memorial Park Cemetery in Livonia at 12:30 p.m.

Rest in Peace Merwin Goldsmith!

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