Jack Kruschen, 80, a character actor with a flair for...

Deaths Elsewhere

May 26, 2002

Jack Kruschen,

80, a character actor with a flair for dialects who received an Oscar nomination for best supporting actor for his 1960 role in The Apartment, has died.

Kruschen, who played the Greek grandfather in the 1980s sitcom Webster, died April 2 while traveling, but news of his death was not immediately reported.

In a career that spanned more than six decades, Kruschen appeared in more than 75 movies, including the original Cape Fear, The Unsinkable Molly Brown and McLintock!

Sihung Lung,

72, the Taiwanese actor best known to Western audiences for deft portrayals of conflicted fathers in the Ang Lee films Pushing Hands, The Wedding Banquet and Eat Drink Man Woman, died of liver failure May 2 in Taipei. Lung became known in the United States for playing traditional fathers struggling with modernity and adult children in the movies known to some as the Father Knows Best trilogy.

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