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Birth name: Eugene Klass
Date of birth: June 14, 1919 (confirmed)
Date of death:
December 9, 2009
Place of birth: New York, N.Y. 
Parents: Martin and Eva Klass
Married: Betty Claire Kalb (stage name Julie Carson), October 22, 1924 - January 31, 2003 (her death)
Children: Michael Lewis, Frederick James, Elizabeth (Liza)
Education: Attended public schools in New York City, and New Utrecht High School, Brooklyn, NY. Graduated Valedictorian from high school.  At age 17, received the conveted singing scholarship awarded by David Sarnoff, then head of RCA.
Member: Actors Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild (past First Vice-President), Boy Scouts of America, Friar's Club. National Chairman of the Multiple Sclerosis Association, and National Chairman of the Hope for Hearing Foundation at UCLA
Career: Actor in radio, stage, film and television, best known for his portrayal of dapper, well-dressed leading characters in television series. Nightclub performer.  (See also Television Credits, Movie Credits, and Stage/Club Credits.)
Awards/Honors: Golden Globe Award, 1964; Antionette Perry Award nomination, best actor in a musical, for La Cage aux folles, 1984; Critics' Award for Best Performance by an Actor in the off-Broadway production of Idiot's Delight; named ADL Man of the Year, 1986; Hollywood Walk of Fame Star; Palm Springs Star Walk.  City of Hope's "Man of the Year"  (See also Honors and Awards page.)