Famed Actor Dead

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(RightIsRight.co) – The entertainment world and his fans are mourning the loss of a celebrated actor and director, who passed away at the age of 99 in his Chicago home due to natural causes.

Mike Nussbaum’s passing was reported by TMZ just a week shy of what would have been his 100th birthday. Nussbaum’s daughter, Karen, confirmed that he had been in hospice care for the past year, noting that “It was his time.”

Nussbaum’s illustrious career, especially notable within the Chicago theater community, spanned several decades and encompassed a variety of roles across film, television, and theater.

He was recognized as one of the oldest active actors in the industry.

His contributions to cinema included memorable performances in blockbuster hits like “Men in Black,” where he played Gentle Rosenberg, and in the thriller “Fatal Attraction” as Bob Drimmer. His extensive filmography also includes acclaimed films such as “House of Games,” “Things Change,” “Desperate Hours,” and “Losing Isaiah.”

Beyond the big screen, Nussbaum’s talents graced numerous television shows, making significant appearances in popular series like “Frasier,” “L.A. Law,” “The Commish,” “The X-Files,” “Early Edition,” and “The Chicago Code.” His ability to seamlessly adapt to various genres and characters showcased his exceptional versatility as an actor.

Remarkably, Nussbaum remained actively involved in theater up until his late 90s, demonstrating his enduring passion for the performing arts.

As of now, there have been no announcements regarding plans for a memorial.

His death marks the end of a remarkable journey in the entertainment world, leaving behind a legacy that has contributed significantly to and shaped the landscape of film, television, and theater, particularly in Chicago.