LOS ANGELES (AP) — Film, television and stage actor Joseph Ruskin has died of natural causes at the age of 89.
Ruskin garnered 124 television credits, including “Mission: Impossible” and “Star Trek,” and appeared in 25 films, namely “The Magnificent Seven,” ”Prizzi’s Honor” and “Smokin’ Aces.”READ MORE: Man And Woman Shot To Death In Gardena
The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists said Tuesday that Ruskin died at UCLA Santa Monica Hospital on Saturday.
His last performance was on the stage this year in the Anteus Theatre Company’s production of “The Crucible.”READ MORE: Local Doctors Flying Back From Super Bowl Save Woman's Life On Plane
Ruskin was born in Haverhill, Mass. He studied drama at Carnegie Mellon University and began his professional acting career at Pittsburgh Playhouse and the Rochester Arena Stage before finding success in television.
He served as SAG’s first national vice president for eight years and was the first western regional vice president of Actors Equity Association.MORE NEWS: Rally Held Outside LA Hall Of Justice To Recall District Attorney George Gascón
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