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Michael Tolan
Birth: Nov. 27, 1925
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
Death: Jan. 31, 2011
Columbia County
New York, USA

Actor. Born Seymour Tuchow, he attended Wayne State University and gained acting experience while performing with a Detroit-area repertory company. He would move to New York where he was mentored by Stella Adler and furthered his studies in acting at Stanford University. His break in the entertainment industry came with his first film role (under the name Lawrence Tolan) in the Humphrey Bogart feature "The Enforcer" (1951). From that point on Tolan performed a wide range of roles, as he alternated between films, TV and stage. Among his other motion picture credits are "Fort Worth" (1951), "Julius Caesar" (1953), "The Greatest Story Ever Told" (as Lazarus, 1965), "Hour of the Gun" (1967), "John and Mary" (1969) and "All That Jazz" (1979). His television guest roles include the programs "Naked City", "Outer Limits", "Mannix", "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Kojak", among many others; he had a recurring role as Jordan Boyle in the series "The Bold Ones: The Senator" (1970 to 1971). Tolan had notable performances in the Broadway plays "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter" (1955 to 1956), "Romanoff and Juliet" (1957 to 1958), "A Majority of One" (1959 to 1960) and "Unlikely Heroes" (1971). He was a founder of the off-Broadway venue American Place Theater. He died of complications from heart disease and renal failure. (bio by: C.S.) 
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Record added: Feb 03, 2011
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