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Lincoln Maazel (February 12, 1903 – September 15, 2009) was an American singer and actor of stage and screen.

Biography

Maazel was born on February 12, 1903 in New York City. In 1920, aged 17, he and 30 other young people were picked to perform at the Shubert Theater on Broadway, where he sang the Prologue to Pagliacci. He later moved to Los Angeles, California and developed into a performer at nightclubs and for local television. As an actor, the elder Maazel did not start an onstage career until he was 56 but proceeded to appear in stage plays for the Pittsburgh Playhouse, the Civic Light Opera, Little Lake Theater, Mountainview Playhouse, Odd Chair Playhouse and White Barn Theatre. In 1976, he appeared in the screen role for which he is best known in George A. Romero's Martin. Maazel's only other screen role was in an episode of NET Playhouse as a Chauffeur.

In 1928 he married his wife Marie (died 1993) in Paris. On March 6, 1930 his son, conductor Lorin Maazel (1930-2014) was born. In 2003 he turned 100 and became a centenarian. He died six years later on September 15, 2009 in Castleton, Virginia, United States, at the age of 106.

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