Martin Balsam

Born Nov 4, 1919

Martin Henry Balsam was an American actor. He is known for his Oscar-winning role as Arnold Burns in A Thousand Clowns and his role as Detective Milton Arbogast in Psycho.

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1919 Birth Born on November 4, 1919.


1941 21 Years Old Martin Balsam made his professional debut in August 1941 in a production of The Play's the Thing in Locust Valley. … Read More
1948 28 Years Old 1 More Event
In early 1948, he was selected by Elia Kazan to be a member in the recently formed Actors Studio.


1951 31 Years Old In 1951, Balsam married his first wife, actress Pearl Somner. … Read More


1963 43 Years Old He married his third wife, Irene Miller, in 1963.


1987 67 Years Old They had two children, Adam and Zoe Balsam, and divorced in 1987.
1996 76 Years Old On February 13, 1996, Balsam died of a sudden stroke in his hotel room in Rome, Italy, while on vacation. … Read More
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