Monday, June 15, 2015

Sad News: two deaths - Sol Frieder and Marilyn Kravitz

The Central Park Gardens Tenants’ Association mourns the loss of our friend and neighbor


for a long time, the oldest working actor in the United States.

The funeral will be this WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2015 at Noon
at the Plaza Jewish Community Chapel
630 Amsterdam Ave. at W. 91st Street
followed by the burial at the Mount Zion Cemetery in Maspeth, Queens.

Our condolences go to his niece Dana Lehrman, the rest of his immediate family, and his long-time companion Anna, who helped care for him before and after he went into the Jewish Home following hospitalization.

Sol’s sparkle and wit will be missed.   Read an obituary for him from Actors Equity newsletter below

In Memoriam
One of the oldest working actors in Equity has died. Sol L. Frieder, born in Stuttgart, Germany, the youngest of nine children, endured Swiss labor camps for 30 months during WWII. He arrived in New York in 1949 and became an accountant. Then, in 1958, auditioned for The Diary of Anne Frank (Gateway Playhouse, Bellport, NY), which earned him his Equity card. He appeared in six Broadway productions, including Cabaret, opposite Lotte Lenya, and Fiddler on the Roof. Off-Broadway:   The Primary English Class, with Diane Keaton, and an Israel Horovitz trilogy, earning him a prestigious Hirschfeld caricature (2 Ninas). His final stage bow at age 90: Athol Fugard’s Have You Seen Us?  Films include Love and Death; Next Stop, Greenwich Village and Music Box. With his final film, John Turturro’s Fading Gigolo, he became one of the oldest actors working under a SAG-AFTRA contract at the age of 94. Sol L. Frieder lived to act, and he did that to the very end.
— Lori Tan Chinn

Marilyn Kravitz
who trained as a school psychologist, passed away during the night of June 14-15, 2015.  Our condolences to her brother and her close friend Alisa Doctoross.

Funeral arrangements to be announced.