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Martin Balsam
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Sex:M
Age:76
Birth Date:November 11, 1919
Astrology Sign:Scorpio
Chinese Sign:Sheep - Yang
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Died Date:February 13, 1996
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Occupation:Movie Actor

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MARTIN BALSAM
Martin Balsam

Biography:Martin Balsam (November 4, 1919 - February 13, 1996) was an American actor.

Born to a Jewish family in the Bronx, New York, he studied dramatics at The New School in New York City and then served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. In 1947 he was selected by Elia Kazan and Lee Strasberg to be a player in the Actors' Studio television program and went on to appear in a number of television plays in the 1950s and returned frequently to television as a guest star on numerous dramas.

Balsam appeared in such films as On the Waterfront, 12 Angry Men (as Juror #1), Psycho, Cape Fear (1962) as the police chief, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Seven Days in May, Catch-22, Tora! Tora! Tora!, and The Delta Force.

In 1965 he won an Academy Award for best supporting actor for his role as Arnold Burns, the agent brother of the oddball non-conformist and unemployed kiddie-show writer Jason Robards, Jr. in A Thousand Clowns and starred as Murry Klein on the All in the Family spin-off Archie Bunker's Place for two seasons.

In 1967 he won a Tony Award for his appearance in the 1967 Broadway production of You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running.

He married and divorced actress Joyce Van Patten. Their daughter, Talia Balsam, was born January 1, 1960.

Preceded by: Peter Ustinov for Topkapi Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor 1965 for A Thousand Clowns Succeeded by: Walter Matthau for The Fortune Cookie

Achievements: (Filmography)
Little Big Man (1971)
Catch-22 (1970)
Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
A Thousand Clowns (1965)
Psycho (1960)
Twelve Angry Men (1957)

Chinese Horoscope for Martin Balsam
Includes characteristics and Vices
Martin Balsam's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 01, 1919 - February 19, 1920
Birthday: November 11, 1919

The Sheep is a Yang,
and is the Eighth sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Characteristics:    
Invention
Sensitivity
Perseverance
Whimsky
Good Manners
Taste
Vices:
Parasitism
Lack of Foresight
Tardiness
Pessimism
Impracticality
Worry


Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Martin Balsam's Personality Tarot Card The Lovers - Personality Card

Birthday: November 11, 1919

A relationship or love affair with a trial or choice involved.


This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Martin Balsam's Growth Tarot Card The Chariot

Birthday: November 11, 2010

A struggle or conflict, yet strong potential for triumph over adversity.

 

 

 

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