His sister, four-time Emmy nominee Mary Weaver Dodson, was an art director on that show and died earlier this year. He also starred in many Shakespeare productions including Hamelet, King Lear and Macbeath. And we spent a day at Mauthausen [the concentration camp in northern Austria]. He was nominated for an Emmy award for portraying the role of Dr. Josef Weiss, the patriarch of a Jewish family in the NBC series Holocaust where his character was first sent to the Warsaw ghetto and then to Auschwitz where he was murdered. Weaver had prominent roles in two works by the late Lanford Wilson (Hot L Baltimore, Fifth Of July) — A Tale Told and, on Broadway, Angels Fall.
He was awarded the 1981 Drama-Logue Award for Outstanding Performance for the play, "A Tale Told" at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Weaver was 90. Weaver had prominent roles in two works by the late Lanford Wilson (Hot L Baltimore, Fifth Of July) — A Tale Told and, on Broadway, Angels Fall. “Oh, it all came flapping back. In the latter, he’s the Chancellor of a fascist state that sentences a librarian (Burgess Meredith) to death for “obsolescence,” only to find himself later deemed obsolete. You also agree to our Terms of Service. A good, good man.”. ", But winning the award did not catapult Mr. Weaver into stardom. Bob Biggs Dies: Founder Of Influential Slash Records Label Was 74, Jan Maxwell Has Died; Five-Time Tony Nominee Praised ‘Law & Order’ As “The Mother Ship”, Broadway’s Youngest Turk Takes A Page From Trump’s Twittery Playbook, ‘Hedwig’ Producer David Binder Named BAM Artistic Director, Liam Neeson ‘Honest Thief’ Leads B.O. newspaper archive. He was 90. ‘It’s important!’ he would say…which kept me going.”. There’s a picture of me saying goodbye to him when he was getting on the train, and oh, it’s still painful. His earliest TV roles included Playhouse 90, Studio One In Hollywood, and a TV movie of Jane Eyre. By clicking “I agree” below, you consent to the use by us and our third-party partners of cookies and data gathered from your use of our platforms. He is survived by his daughter, Lydia Weaver; his son, Anthony; and a grandson. Get Fritz Weaver 's Cause of Death, Birthdate, Health Status, Net Worth, and Profile! Fritz Weaver, an actor who transmitted an air of patrician assurance in roles that took him from a regular presence in Golden Age television dramas to Broadway stardom, prominent characters in films including Fail-Safe in 1964, and an Emmy nomination for NBC’s acclaimed 1978 drama series Holocaust, died Saturday at home in Manhattan. With $4M+, Peter Roth To Step Down As Warner Bros. TV Group Chairman After 22 Years At The Helm, New York Theaters Outside City Can Reopen Oct. 23, Notes On The Season: How Oscar Can Save The Industry; Plus, Aaron Sorkin On Saving Our Democracy. He played a Jewish doctor sent to Auschwitz and appeared alongside Meryl Streep, James Woods, and Michael Moriarty—who ended up winning the Emmy.