Ron Liebman, Tony winner and ‘Friends’ star, dead at 82

Ron Liebman, Tony winner and ‘Friends’ star, dead at 82

Award-winning actor Ron Liebman is dead at the age of 82, his family has confirmed.

Liebman died of pneumonia on Friday in his hometown of New York City, according to TMZ.

While younger audiences may recognize Liebman as Rachel’s overbearing father on 1990s sitcom “Friends,” the talented thespian’s impressive resume reaches back to the 1950s, when he made his film debut in the 1970 film “Where’s Poppa?”

Actress Linda Lavin and husband Ron Liebman
Actress Linda Lavin and husband Ron LiebmanRon Galella Collection via Getty

Liebman also starred opposite Sally Fields in 1979’s “Norma Rae,” and earned an Emmy the same year for his role in “Kaz.” In 1993, the actor took home a Tony for his stage work in “Angels in America: Millennium Approaches.”

He also appeared on such shows as “The Practice,” “Law & Order,” “The Sopranos” and animated series “Archer.”

Variety reports the actor is survived by his wife, actress Jessica Walter, and his stepdaughter, Brooke Bowman. He was previously married to actress Linda Lavin from 1969 to 1981.


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