Wilton mourns loss of Charles Grodin, the town’s down-to-Earth celebrity

Grodin died Tuesday in Wilton from bone marrow cancer, his family said. He was 86.

News 12 Staff

May 18, 2021, 11:57 PM

Updated 1,106 days ago

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The Town of Wilton is mourning the loss of actor and author Charles Grodin – the town’s down-to-Earth celebrity.
Grodin died Tuesday in Wilton from bone marrow cancer, his family said. He was 86.
Charles Grodin was a scene stealer in dozens of movies including “Midnight Run” and “Beethoven.”
He also played many roles at the Ridgefield Playhouse, where he was a board member.
Grodin got involved with the small theater in 2008 and loved to stop by and speak with the staff.
Known for his dead-pan style and everyday looks, Grodin also appeared in “Dave,” “The Woman in Red,” “Rosemary’s Baby” and “Heaven Can Wait.” On Broadway, he starred with Ellen Burstyn in the long-running 1970s comedy “Same Time, Next Year,” and he found many other outlets for his talents.
AP Wire Services were used in this report.  


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