On October 23, actor Lou Jacobi passed away in his Manhattan home at the age of 95.

Born in Toronto, Jacobi began acting as a boy, but really kicked off his career in the '50s, playing Captain Noakes in Is Your Honeymoon Really Necessary in 1953 and soon making his Broadway debut in 1955 as one of the attic dwellers in The Diary of Anne Frank. Only a few years later, he brought his role as Mr. Hans Van Daan to the big screen opposite Shelley Winters in 1959 and followed it with a long career as a character actor, filled with notable film and television roles.

Cinematically, he played Uncle Morty in My Favorite Year, a plant store owner in Arthur, Herb in Next Stop, Greenwich Village, Gabriel Krichinsky in Avalon, and even Kurt Godel in I.Q. -- his last film. But perhaps his most notable character was Sam Musgrave in Woody Allen's Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex *But Were Too Afraid to Ask. If you've seen the film, you'll remember Jacobi, the man who snuck his way into a woman's closet, cross-dressed in a white and red dress, and ended up in a whole thieving kerfuffle on the suburban streets outside.

Watch the clip and reminisce after the jump. Lou, you are missed.

[via Variety]
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