G. McConway
July 24, 2023

Actor Arthur Rubin Dead at 97

Actor Arthur Rubin passed away on July 23.

Rubin had a sparse profile, but they were mostly very memorable productions.

According to his obituary, he died “peacefully surrounded by his loving children Ronnie and Anne, Alan and Jane.”

Long Career

Rubin’s first credited role on his IMDb profile is a show we all remember from our childhood, “Car 54, Where Are You.” He appeared for one episode in 1963.

He starred in a couple of episodes of “The Patty Duke Show” in the mid-1960s before appearing in “The Producers” in 1967.

Rubin also had an uncredited role in 1993’s “Robin Hood: Men in Tights.”

Where Rubin really made his mark was in Broadway productions.

Rubin’s first role on his IBDb profile is in 1951, playing the conductor in “Two on the Aisle.” He also played a policeman in “Can-Can” in 1953.

His first credited role on Broadway, however, did not take place until 1961, playing Francis in “Kean.” That performance seemed to not only solidify Rubin as a Broadway regular but also opened the door to many other opportunities in the industry for him.

His profile goes on with dozens of credits, with everything from a performer to stage manager to producer in the various shows in which he was involved.

Rubin eventually joined The Nederlander Organization, which was founded by David Nederlander.

The group was initially founded in Detroit in 1912, but it was moved to New York City for obvious reasons. The group currently owns nine Broadway theaters, among other theaters nationwide, making it the second to only the Shubert Organization.

Among the theaters that fall under its umbrella are the Gershwin Theatre and the Neil Simon Theatre.

At the time of his death, Rubin was serving as the vice president and general manager of the group.

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