Broadway, ‘Ghostbusters’ actor David Margulies dies at 78


David Margulies attends the opening night after party for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of ‘Marjorie Prime’ at Tir Na Nog Irish Pub & Grill on December 14, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK — David Margulies, a veteran actor of the stage and screen, whose career spanned decades on Broadway and numerous film roles including the mayor in “Ghostbusters,” has died. He was 78.

Margulies died in New York on Monday, his agent Mary Harden said Tuesday. No cause of death was immediately available, she said.

The Brooklyn-born Margulies made his Broadway debut in the 1973 revival of “The Iceman Cometh.” He performed on Broadway a dozen more times, including as Roy Cohn in “Angels in America.”

He played the mayor of New York in 1984’s “Ghostbusters,” as well as its 1989 sequel. Most recently, he had roles in J.C. Chandor’s “A Most Violent Year” and John Turturro’s “Fading Gigolo.” His numerous TV stints included playing Tony Soprano’s lawyer, Neil Mink, on “The Sopranos.”


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