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Michael Lerner

22 June 1941 to 8 April 2023

An American actor, who worked across film and television. Michael Lerner was nominated for an Academy Award for Barton Fink (1991), but is perhaps best known for his supporting roles in Elf (2003) and television series Clueless (1996-1997) and Glee (2013-2014). He made his first appearance on US television in Dr. Kildare (1963) and went on to earn more than 180 credits. His films included Harlem Nights (1989), Blank Check (1994), Godzilla (1998), The Mod Squad (1999) and X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014). On television, he guested on many series, including The Brady Bunch (1969), MAS

  • H (1974), Starsky & Hutch (1975), Kojak (1978), Wonder Woman (1978), Hill Street Blues (1983), Saving Grace (2009) and The Good Wife (2012).

Read Michael Lerner's New York Times obituary

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