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Jack Weston (born Jack Weinstein in Cleveland, Ohio, August 21, 1924 May 3, 1996) was an American film, stage, and television actor.

Weston usually played comic roles, in films such as Cactus Flower and Please Don't Eat the Daisies, but also occasionally essayed heavier parts, such as the scheming crook and stalker who, along with Alan Arkin and Richard Crenna, attempts to terrorize and rob a blind Audrey Hepburn in the 1967 film Wait Until Dark.

In 1981, Weston appeared on Broadway in Woody Allen's comedy The Floating Lightbulb, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award as Best Actor. Other stage appearances included Bells Are Ringing (with Judy Holliday), The Ritz, One Night Stand, and Neil Simon's California Suite.

Weston married twice, first to actress Marge Redmond. They occasionally appeared together, for example on a 1963 episode of The Twilight Zone, "The Bard", that also featured a young Burt Reynolds. Redmond and Weston divorced and he later remarried. That marriage lasted until his death of lymphoma in 1996.


Selected filmography

Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960)
The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964)
The Cincinnati Kid (1965)
Wait Until Dark (1967)
The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
The April Fools (1969)
Cactus Flower (1969)
A New Leaf (1971)
Gator (1976)
The Ritz (1976)
The Four Seasons (1981)
High Road to China (1983)
The Longshot (1986)
Rad (1986)
Ishtar (1987)
Dirty Dancing (1987)
Short Circuit 2 (1988)

Television appearances

Weston's most memorable television role was in the 1961-1962 sitcom The Hathaways (ABC, produced by Screen Gems) in which he and Peggy Cass adopted a trio of chimpanzees (The Marquis Chimps). The program followed Straightaway, an adventure series about auto racing on the ABC schedule starring Brian Kelly and John Ashley. Neither series could compete with CBS' Rawhide.

The Twilight Zone in episodes: The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street and The Bard
Tales of the Unexpected
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
The Carol Burnett Show
Perry Mason (TV Series) Episode: "The Case of the Daring Decoy" aired 03/29/1958.

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