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Character Actor Dead At 80

Famed character actor, Jack Kruschen, who received an Oscar nomination for his role in “The Apartment,” has died. He was 80. Kruschen died while traveling April second, but his death was not immediately announced. He had reportedly been in failing health. Kruschen appeared in more than 75 movies, including the original “Cape Fear,” and “The Unsinkable Molly Brown.” He had twenty years of radio, television and movie roles behind him when he was cast as Jack Lemmon´s kindly but annoyed neighbor, Doctor Dreyfuss, in Billy Wilder´s classic comedy “The Apartment.”