Joe Mantell Died at 94 After Long Illness


Joe Mantell Died at 94 After Long Illness
A private funeral service for the Oscar-nominated actor who passed away at the Providence Tarzana Medical Center will be held on Sunday, October 3.


Oscar-nominated actor Joe Mantell has died at the age of 94. Mantell, best known for his roles in "Marty" and "Chinatown", passed away at the Providence Tarzana Medical Center in Tarzana, California on Wednesday, September 29 after a long illness.

The actor racked up more than 70 film and TV credits throughout his long running career and was nominated for an Academy Award in 1956 for his famous role in "Marty" opposite Ernest Borgnine, who picked up an Oscar for his part in the movie.

Mantell returned to prominence with his role in 1974's "Chinatown", playing Jack Nicholson's police partner and uttering the film's famous last line, "Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown." He reprised his role in the 1990 sequel, "The Two Jakes", which was directed by Nicholson

Mantell also appeared in Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" as well as numerous famous TV shows, including "Mission: Impossible", "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.", "Ironside" and "The Twilight Zone". He is survived by his wife Mary, daughters Jeannie and Cathy, and son Robert. A private funeral service will be held on Sunday, October 3.

© AceShowbiz.com


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