Veteran actor Mitchell Jason has died at the age of 92.
The screen and stage performer passed away in Doylestown, Pennsylvania on 11 March (14). No further details about his death have been released.
After studying at The Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute in New York City, Jason headed to Broadway and appeared in numerous shows including A View From the Bridge, So Long, 174th Street and Fiddler on the Roof.
His most recent appearance on stage was in the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of hit musical Grand Hotel between 1989 and 1992.
Jason also appeared in a number of films, including Network and The Heartbreak Kid, as well as a recurring role in Tv soap opera Loving.
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