Charles Grodin – an actor, author, comedian, television show host and former Upper West Sider – has passed away at the age of 86, the NY Times reports.
Grodin passed away at his home in Connecticut, but he lived on the Upper West Side for a period of time. He had an apartment at 33 Riverside Drive, on the corner of 75th Street, which he bought in 2006 with his wife, writer Elissa Durwood. They put the apartment up for sale in 2018.
Grodin also starred in Broadway comedy “Same Time, Next Year,” hosted “The Charles Grodin Show” from 1995-1998, wrote plays and television scripts, and made many guest appearances throughout his career, including on late night talk shows where he was able to showcase the unique sense of humor he was loved for.
The New York Times reported that Grodin’s son, Nicholas, said he had passed away from bone marrow cancer.
Sorry to read this. Grodin was a wonderful comic actor. I would be happier if your writers would eschew the execrable euphemism, “passed away,” (three times in this article!) when writing of someone’s death. “Death” (never used here) is what happens, death is dignified, exact, to the point; “passed away” is some airy fairy trip to who knows where – fantasy land.