Bob Einstein with Larry David in 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'. Picture: HBO/Supplied
Bob Einstein with Larry David in 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'. Picture: HBO/Supplied

‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ actor dead at 76

American actor and comedian Bob Einstein - famous for roles in Curb Your Enthusiasm and Arrested Development - has died aged 76.

 

Bob Einstein with Larry David in 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'. Picture: HBO/Supplied
Bob Einstein with Larry David in 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'. Picture: HBO/Supplied

 

Einstein's brother, filmmaker and comedian Albert Brooks, shared a tribute on Twitter describing him as "a great brother, father and husband" and "a brilliantly funny man."

"You will be missed forever," Brooks added.

 

Bob Einstein is a two-time Emmy award winner, who is best known for his role as Marty Funkhouser in Curb Your Enthusiasm, where he had reoccuring appearances from 2004.

He was also Larry Middleman in Arrested Development and created the satirical disaster-prone stuntman character Super Dave Osborne which dates back to the 1970s.

Einstein's Curb co-star Richard Lewis said he was shocked by the actor's passing.

The comedian was born Stewart Robert Einstein in 1942 in Los Angeles.

He got his break in TV writing for variety shows such as the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour in the 1960s.


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