Vale: Ron Leibman

US actor Ron Leibman, best known for Norma Rae, Friends & Archer has died, aged 82.

His agent said the cause was pneumonia.

“We at Abrams Artists Agency are saddened to hear the news of Ron’s passing. Ron was an incredibly talented actor with a distinguished career in film, TV and theatre. Our thoughts go out to his wife, Jessica (Walter), and his family,” his agent in a statement.

Leibman was known for his roles in films like Slaughterhouse-Five, Where’s Poppa?, Phar Lap and the 1979 film Norma Rae, where he portrayed a union organiser and starred with Sally Field.

He is also known for his role as Dr. Leonard Green, Rachel’s short-tempered father, on Friends.

Other credits included Murder Show Wrote, Pacific Station, Kaz, Law & Order: SVU, Holding the Baby and The Sopranos. More recently, Leibman lent his voice for the recurring role of Ron Cadillac in Archer, playing the husband of Malory Archer.

In 1993, Leibman won a Tony Award for best actor in a play for his role as Roy Cohn in the Angels in America: Millennium Approaches.

Source: CNN


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