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Steven Hill


Born - 24 February 1922, Seattle, Washington, USA
Died - 23 August 2016

Black-haired (later balding), no-neck American actor of intense handsomeness, a contributor to prestige projects in his earlier days, but perhaps best remembered as Law & Order's crusty DA Adam Schiff, a role he played through more than 200 episodes between 1990 and 2000. Born Solomon Krakovsky, he had begun with the Actors' Studio in a late 1940s' TV series. In between TV and theatre assignments, films followed: A Lady Without Passport (1950), The Turning Point (1952), Storm Fear (1955), The Goddess (1958), Kiss Her Goodbye (1959), A Child is Waiting (1962), and The Slender Thread (1965). In 1967 he quit acting to sell real estate, not returning for more than a decade: It's My Turn (1980), Rich and Famous (1981), Yentl (1983), Teachers (1984), Raw Deal (1986), Legal Eagles (1986), Running on Empty (1988), White Palace (1990), Billy Bathgate (1991) and The Firm (1993), his last. His two wives gave him nine children.