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Allan Arbus is a Actor American born on 15 february 1918 at New York City (USA)

Allan Arbus

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Birth name Allan Franklin Arbus
Nationality USA
Birth 15 february 1918 at New York City (USA)
Death 10 april 2013 (at 95 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Allan Franklin Arbus (February 15, 1918 – April 19, 2013) was an American actor and photographer. He is most known for his role as psychiatrist Dr. Sidney Freedman on the CBS television series M*A*S*H.


Allan and Diane Arbus had two children, photographer Amy Arbus and writer and art director Doon Arbus. The couple separated in 1959 and divorced in 1969, two years before Diane Arbus's suicide in 1971.

Arbus married actress Mariclare Costello in 1977. The couple had one daughter, Arin Arbus, who is the Associate Artistic Director at Theatre for a New Audience.

Arbus died of congestive heart failure on April 19, 2013, in Los Angeles. He was 95.

Usually with

Stan Winston
Stan Winston
(2 films)
Edith Head
Edith Head
(3 films)
Terence Hill
Terence Hill
(1 films)
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Filmography of Allan Arbus (28 films)

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Lieberman in Love, 39minutes
Directed by Christine Lahti
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Danny Aiello, Christine Lahti, Nancy Travis, Allan Arbus, Lisa Banes, Beth Grant
Roles Elderly Man
Rating65% 3.27923.27923.27923.27923.2792
At a resort, Joe Lieberman is attracted to a guest named Shaleen, who turns out to be a prostitute. They begin a professional relationship, which continues even after Joe develops a romantic interest in a woman who sells him a condo, Kate, who is married.
Josh and S.A.M., 1h38
Directed by Billy Weber
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Adventure
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies
Actors Jacob Tierney, Noah Fleiss, Martha Plimpton, Stephen Tobolowsky, Joan Allen, Chris Penn
Roles Homme d'affaires
Rating56% 2.848592.848592.848592.848592.84859
The film is a road-trip themed dark comedy about two young brothers who run away from home due to emotional conflict over the divorce of their parents. Jacob Tierney plays older brother Josh who unintentionally brainwashes his younger brother Sam (Noah Fleiss) making him believe that he was a genetically designed child warrior. Josh says that Sam is actually an acronym, and that he is a "Strategically Altered Mutant" that was designed by the government to fight in a secret war in Africa. After a series of various suspicious coincidences in Josh's lies, Sam eventually believes that he is a S.A.M.
Too Much Sun
Directed by Robert Downey Sr.
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Allan Arbus, Robert Downey Jr., Howard Duff, Lara Harris, James Hong, Eric Idle
Roles Vincent
Rating42% 2.1295052.1295052.1295052.1295052.129505
A multi-millionaire is making out his will. His son is gay and his daughter a lesbian, yet he vows to leave his fortune to the first one who can produce a grandchild.
When He's Not a Stranger, 1h40
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction
Actors Annabeth Gish, John Terlesky, Kevin Dillon, Kim Myers, Stephen Elliott, Paul Dooley
Roles Judge Thomas J. Gray
Rating61% 3.095623.095623.095623.095623.09562
At Woodword University, a football-oriented California school, Lyn McKenna is raped and brutalized by her best friend's boyfriend, football player Ron Cooper. Lyn is hesitant to reveal this information as she fears that doing so will create a number of social issues and will simply worsen the aftermath of her experience. However, continued threats from Ron and his fellow football teammates lead Lyn into desperate action, and she requests that the school hold a disciplinary hearing against Ron, and ultimately demands that a district attorney prosecute.
From the Hip, 1h51
Directed by Bob Clark
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Judd Nelson, Elizabeth Perkins, John Hurt, Darren McGavin, Dan Monahan, David Alan Grier
Roles Phil Ames
Rating60% 3.048693.048693.048693.048693.04869
Fresh out of law school, Robin "Stormy" Weathers cannot stand the tedium of case filing and research. Desperately wanting to "practice law" and go to trial, one morning he intentionally withholds the fact that a trial is scheduled to begin that very afternoon to compel his superiors to let him try the case because he is the only one familiar with the facts of the case. During his meeting with the client (the president of a bank who intentionally struck another banker), the banker declares the "simple assault case" to be a no-winner (explaining that he hits people all the time), but wants the one-day trial to somehow be stretched to three days to run up the other banker's court fees.
Crossroads (1986)
, 1h36
Directed by Walter Hill
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Le blues, Musical films, Road movies, Buddy films
Actors Ralph Macchio, Joe Seneca, Jami Gertz, Joe Morton, Tim Russ, Dennis Lipscomb
Roles Dr. Santis
Rating71% 3.551423.551423.551423.551423.55142
Eugene Martone (Ralph Macchio) is a classical guitar student at the Juilliard School for Performing Arts in New York City who has an obsession for the blues, especially the famed Robert Johnson. Most intriguing are the legends surrounding exactly how Johnson became so talented most notably the one claiming he "sold his soul to the Devil at the crossroads" along with a supposed lost song that Johnson never recorded.
A Fighting Choice, 1h31
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure
Actors Patrick Dempsey, Beau Bridges, Karen Valentine, Danielle von Zerneck, Frances Lee McCain, Lawrence Pressman
Roles Dr. Andreas Hellman
Rating68% 3.402883.402883.402883.402883.40288
16-year-old Kellin Taylor suffers from epilepsy. He has not had a seizure in five months and is visiting the nation's most praised doctor. Due to his two-weekly visits to Dr. Tobin (Lawrence Pressman), he has been neglecting school work. This upsets his parents, who are disappointed considering the joy they experienced months earlier when they could enroll Kellin in a regular high school for the first time in his life. To better his grades, he is assigned to a tutor student, Susie Fratelli (Danielle von Zerneck), whom he immediately falls in love with. Despite his shyness, Susie takes a liking in him as well, and invites him to jog with her the next morning. All these new adjustments cause him to have another epileptic seizure at night. The next day, Susie is initially upset that he did not show up for jogging, until Kellin reluctantly informs her about his epilepsy. Susie is not scared off, like he suspected, and they grow even closer.
Volunteers (1985)
, 1h47
Directed by Nicholas Meyer
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Tom Hanks, John Candy, Rita Wilson, Tim Thomerson, Gedde Watanabe, Allan Arbus
Roles Albert Bardenaro
Rating55% 2.750532.750532.750532.750532.75053
Lawrence Bourne III (Tom Hanks), is a spoiled rich kid who just graduated from Yale ("A College") Class of 1962; with a $28,000 gambling debt. After his father, Lawrence Bourne Jr. (George Plimpton), refuses to pay his son's debt, Lawrence escapes his angry creditors by trading places with his college roommate Kent (Xander Berkeley) and jumping on a Peace Corps flight to Thailand.
Don Camillo, 2h6
Directed by Terence Hill
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy, Action
Actors Terence Hill, Colin Blakely, Mimsy Farmer, Lew Ayres, Sam Whipple, Allan Arbus
Roles Christ
Rating56% 2.8020152.8020152.8020152.8020152.802015
In a small village in Emilia Romagna, the parish priest Don Camillo repeatedly collides with the communist mayor Peppone. The two do not share anything in common and the slights are continuous, up to even in some cases to beat. Don Camillo coaches the football team of young boys of the village, and the day of the final match is near. Peppone however, to make a joke in bad taste to the enemy, corrupts the referee. Don Camillo realizes it and fights again with him; so Don Camillo is exiled. But the citizens of the village do not agree, and so Peppone is forced to make up for not winning the confidence in the government.
Goodbye, Farewell and Amen, 2h15
Directed by Alan Alda
Genres Drama, War, Comedy
Actors Alan Alda, Rosalind Chao, Loretta Swit, Harry Morgan, David Ogden Stiers, Kellye Nakahara
Roles Maj. Sidney Freedman
Rating87% 4.39594.39594.39594.39594.3959
During the final days of the Korean War, Hawkeye Pierce has suffered a nervous breakdown and is being treated by Dr. Sidney Freedman in a mental hospital. The breakdown was triggered by a series of repressed memories stemming from the aftermath of an outing most of the 4077th staff had at a beach near Incheon. Sidney is trying to get Hawkeye to release the repressed memories, which are causing Hawkeye to remember things incorrectly. The first memory Hawkeye is repressing involves the trip home on one of the 4077th buses. Initially the scene is jaunty, with a drunk Hawkeye calling for a bottle of whiskey to be passed to someone who "can't wait" to drink it. Eventually, Sidney draws the memory out of Hawkeye slowly. First he discovers that the person in question was a soldier who needed the bottle. Then, it is revealed that the bottle was not containing whiskey but plasma and the soldier was severely wounded. Hawkeye was attending to the soldier and was frustrated that his fellow staff members were not responding quickly enough to the injured soldier, hence why he said "this guy can't wait".
Gangster Wars, 2h1
Directed by Richard C. Sarafian
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Michael Nouri, Joe Penny, Brian Benben, Kathleen Lloyd, Madeleine Stowe, Markie Post
Roles Goodman
Rating64% 3.240073.240073.240073.240073.24007
The film tells the story of three teenagers, based on real life gangsters Charles "Lucky" Luciano (Michael Nouri), Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel (Joe Penny) and Michael Lasker (Brian Benben) (a fictional character who was most likely modeled after Meyer Lansky), growing up in New York's ghettos during the early 1900s to their rise though organized crime.
Americathon, 1h26
Directed by Neal Israel
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Environmental films, Films set in the future, Films based on plays
Actors John Ritter, Peter Riegert, Harvey Korman, Fred Willard, Richard Schaal, Chief Dan George
Roles Moishe Weitzman
Rating45% 2.259792.259792.259792.259792.25979
In the (then-near future) year 1998, the USA has run out of oil, and many Americans are living in their now-stationary cars and using other non-gas-powered means of transportation such as jogging, riding bicycles and rollerskating. Many Americans wear sweatsuits. In search of leadership, Americans elect Chet Roosevelt (Ritter) as President. Roosevelt, a "cosmically inspired" former governor of California, proves to have little else in common with Teddy Roosevelt or FDR other than his name. Roosevelt, an overly-optimistic man who quotes positive affirmation slogans, stages a number of highly publicized fund raising events, all of which fail. Real money comes in the form of loans from a cartel of Native Americans, led by billionaire Sam Birdwater (George), in control of Nike (which has been renamed "National Indian Knitting Enterprise").
The Electric Horseman, 2h2
Directed by Sydney Pollack
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Adventure, Romance, Western
Themes Films about animals, Transport films, Films about horses, Road movies, Chase films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Valerie Perrine, John Saxon, Willie Nelson, Allan Arbus
Roles Danny
Rating63% 3.1979053.1979053.1979053.1979053.197905
Norman "Sonny" Steele is a former championship rodeo rider who has sold out to a business conglomerate and is now reduced to making public appearances to sell a brand of breakfast cereal. Prior to making a Las Vegas promotional appearance to ride the $12 million champion thoroughbred race horse who responds to the name of Rising Star, Sonny discovers to his horror that the horse has been drugged and is injured.
Damien: Omen II, 1h47
Directed by Don Taylor, Mike Hodges
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Action, Horror, Crime
Themes Films about children, Films about religion, Demons in film
Actors William Holden, Lee Grant, Jonathan Scott-Taylor, Nicholas Pryor, Lew Ayres, Sylvia Sidney
Roles Pasarian
Rating62% 3.102073.102073.102073.102073.10207
A week after the burial of Robert and Katherine Thorn, archeologist Carl Bugenhagen (Leo McKern) learns of the survival of their adopted son Damien. Confiding to his friend Michael Morgan (Ian Hendry) that Damien is the Antichrist, Bugenhagen attempts to convince him to give Damien's guardian a box containing the means to kill Damien. As Morgan is unconvinced, Bugenhagen takes him to some local ruins to see the mural of Yigael's Wall, which was said to have been drawn by one who saw the Devil and had visions of the Antichrist as he would appear from birth to death. Though Morgan believes him upon seeing an ancient depiction of the Antichrist with Damien's face, both he and Bugenhagen are buried alive as the tunnel collapses on them.