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Finding Aid for the Harvey Lembeck Papers, 1946-1982
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Description
Harvey Lembeck made his acting debut in the Broadway production of Mr. Roberts (1948) and went on to establish himself in film, television, and on stage. The collection consists of photographs, clippings, ephemera and a small number of scripts related to his career.
Background
Harvey Lembeck was born in Brooklyn, NY, on April 15, 1923. His numerous credits include roles in film, television, and theater. He made his acting debut in the Broadway production of Mr. Roberts with Henry Fonda (1948). His film work includes Stalag 17 (1953), Love with the Proper Stranger (1963), The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964), and he is well known for his recurring role as Erich Von Zipper in a string of 1960s beach party films. He established his television career as Rocco Barbella on The Phil Silvers Show: You'll Never Get Rich (1955-1959). He founded the Harvey Lembeck Comedy Workshop (1964) to train performers in the art of comedy. Lembeck died in Beverly Hills, CA, on January 5, 1982.
Extent
4 boxes (2 linear ft.) and 1 carton (1.5 linear ft.)
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.