Elissa Durwood Grodin Bio, Wiki
Elissa Durwood Grodin is best known for being the wife of Charles Grodin, an American actor, comedian, author, and television talk show host. He is bein reported to have died on May 18th, 2021 from bone marrow cancer. He was 86. Grodin began his acting career in the 1960s appearing in TV serials including The Virginian. He had a small part in Rosemary’s Baby in 1968.
Elissa Durwood Grodin Background
Elissa Durwood Grodin is a writer who was married to Charles Grodin from 1983 until the actor’s death in 2021. Writing as Elissa D Grodin, she is the author of such books as Death by Hitchcock, Physics Can Be Fatal, and The Happy Prince.
Death by Hitchcock is a murder mystery that was published in 2014. “Physics and film seemingly have few academic features in common,” reads a description of the novel.
“However, when local siren Bunny Baldwin, a student in the Film Studies Department at Cushing College, is found strangled to death on the opening night of the Hitchcock Film Festival, Physics professor Edwina Goodwin puts on her detecting hat.
“Using her scientific sleuthing skills to assist her almost-boyfriend Police Detective Will Tenney, the pair work together to investigate the campus murder.”
Durwood was born in Kansas City, Missouri, the fourth of six children, and would attend Antioch and Dartmouth colleges. She and Grodin shared a son, Nicholas. The actor had previously had a daughter Marion with first wife Julia Ferguson.
Charles Grodin Death & Cause
Grodin died in Wilton, Connecticut, from bone marrow cancer on Tuesday, May 18h, 2021. He appeared in such movies as The Heartbreak Kid, Midnight Run, Dave, The Woman in Red, Rosemary’s Baby, and Heaven Can Wait.
Grodin also charmed audiences as the bedeviled father in the Beethoven films. In The Heartbreak Kid, directed by Elaine May, he starred as a Jewish newlywed who abandons his comically neurotic bride to pursue a beautiful, rich blonde played by Cybill Shepherd.
“After seeing the movie, a lot of people would approach me with the idea of punching me in the nose,” Grodin would say.
“I thought the character in The Heartbreak Kid was a despicable guy, but I play it with full sincerity,” Grodin told the AV Club in 2009.