July 21, 2006

“Heaven Can Wait” star Jack Warden dies at 85

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oscar-nominated character actor
Jack Warden, best known for starring alongside Warren Beatty in
"Shampoo" and "Heaven Can Wait," has died at 85, his longtime
business manager said.

Warden, who appeared in dozens of films and won an Emmy
award as the star of the 1980s TV series "Crazy Like a Fox,"
died on Wednesday in New York, business manager Sidney Pazoff

Warden, who was born John Lebzelter in New Jersey and began
acting after serving in World War Two, had a breakthrough role
in "Twelve Angry Men" in 1957.

Pazoff said the veteran character actor had retired several
years ago and had been suffering from medical problems in
recent years.