Ron Leibman, 'Friends' and 'Norma Rae' actor, dies at age of 82

New York: Award-winning actor Ron Leibman, whose career in movies, theatre and television spanned six decades, died after an illness at the age of 82.

Best known for playing Rachel's overbearing father, Dr Leonard Green in the popular sitcom 'Friends', Leibman died on December 6 in Manhattan, reported The New York Times.

A spokeswoman for his wife, Arrested Development star Jessica Walter, said the cause of death was pneumonia.

Primarily a stage actor, Leibman won an Emmy award in 1979 for the short-lived CBS series Kaz, which he created, and also has a Tony to credit for the play Angels in America.

He played Cohn in the first part of Tony Kushner's monumental two-part play about homosexuality and the age of AIDS.

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