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Robert P. Lieb
Robert P. Lieb
Roles Jay Warbell
Mr. Blumberg
Biographical Information
Birthdate September 15, 1914
Birthplace Pelham, New York, United States
Death Date September 28, 2002 (age 88)
Death Place Los Angeles, California, United States[1]

Robert P. Lieb played client Jay Warbell in the third season episode, "The Crone of Cawdor" (1967), and client Mr. Blumberg in the season four episode, "A Prince of a Guy" (1968).


Robert P. Lieb was a veteran character actor whose career spanned five decades on Broadway, film and television.

Lieb was born in Pelham, New York, and attended New York University before an acting career won out. He joked often that his first role was as a dead body falling out of a closet in the 1940s Broadway hit “Mr. and Mrs. North.” From that rather acrobatic beginning came more serious roles, particularly in the original Broadway casts of “Inherit the Wind,” “Death of a Salesman,” “Harvey” and “Two Blind Mice.”

Lieb also appeared in many early television shows, including “Sgt. Bilko” and “Playhouse 90” as well as “Hazel” (where he had a recurring role as George Baxter’s brother-in-law) and a classic episode of “The Twilight Zone,” in which Lieb played a bemused cop opposite Art Carney’s department store-turned-real-life Santa Claus.

There were many other television roles in the 1960s through the 1990s. One of his last televison appearances was opposite Tim Daly and Lauren Holly in the cable telepic “Dangerous Heart.”

Lieb’s feature film credits include “Angel in My Pocket,” “The Graduate,” “Myra Breckenridge” (in which he played John Huston’s seedy attorney) and “The Parallax View.”

He and his family moved to Los Angeles from New York in 1960.

Lieb died on Saturday, September 28, 2002 of complications from intestinal surgery earlier that year. He was 88.

He was survived by his wife of fifty-six years, Ina; three daughters, one of whom, Devra Lieb, is a partner in Hollywood literary agency Hohman Maybank Lieb; and two grandsons.[2]


  1. Robert P. Lieb on the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on June 8, 2020.
  2. Brodesser, Claude. Robert P. Lieb obituary, Variety, September 30, 2002. Retrieved on June 8, 2020, edited.