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Charles Grodin was an actor known for a wide variety of film and TV roles, including “The Heartbreak Kid” and “Midnight Run.”

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Published in The Pioneer News on May 18, 2021.
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May 29, 2021
I loved Charles Grodin in the movie THE HEARTBREAK KID, and his witty TV show appearances with David Letterman and Johnny Carson. Bless Charles Grodin. May he flourish in the afterlife.
Linda Stuart
May 28, 2021
Sincere condolences to the Grodin Family, May Almighty God in the Heavens comfort your hearts with peace and loving kindness as you cope with this precious loss in your lives. Thank you for Mr. Charles' contribution to the Hollywood industry as a great actor. He will be remembered to his legions of fans to whom he brought much laughter and joy. May family, friends and extended family cherish his memories.

Tony
May 27, 2021
May the memories carry you through this very difficult time.My condolences to the family. May God fulfill his promise of binding up the brokenhearted. (Isa 61:1.)
Friend
May 26, 2021
I remember back in 1988 at the premiere of Midnight Run on the east side NYC of a very small Cineplex Odeon movie theater my best friend Mark and I were the only ushers serving very large and long lines of people wanting to get in. We caught the last show that evening at midnight and I remember laughing so hard at Charles Grodin's character. The main characters of the film reminded me so much of my best friend Mark(may Mark RIP) and I. Since then I have been a Charles Grodin fan ever since. Thank you Mr. Grodin for the many laughs throughout the years. You will be missed. My sincere condolences to the family. Rest in Peace Charles Grodin.
STEVEN PRINCE
May 25, 2021
My deepest sympathy goes out to the Grodin family on the death of Charles. He will be missed by the entertainment world.
LeeRoy
May 24, 2021
Remember him from television and movies over the years.
Stephanie D Schell
May 23, 2021
Heartfelt sympathies to the Grodin family, may God be with all of you as you endure this very difficult time of your loss. Truly sorry for your loss.
RB
May 22, 2021
I send sincere condolences to the family for your loss. At this difficult time, may God comfort and strengthen you as you grieve.
Mary
Neighbor
May 22, 2021
God is a God of all Comfort and he will Comfort the family's..My heartfelt condolences to the family's..
Jimmy Crawley
May 22, 2021
Rest in Peace Tony Abbott,

You were so good in Heaven Can Wait and It was why I wanted to be a screen writer along with your brief portrayal in Dave. Rest in Peace Mr Grodin.

Pete Lieggi
Peter Felix John Lieggi
May 21, 2021
Charles Grodin, a very special person.
Always, Nina and Barry
nina lerner
Acquaintance
May 21, 2021
Such an long and amazing career, never disappointing to watch, always so very entertaining. Sincere condolences to the Grodin family, may God be with you all as you endure your time of loss.
May 21, 2021
my condolences to his friends and his family is there a store near reactor in movies and plays a great Community leader may you rest in peace
David P Call
Coworker
May 21, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Jackie Dunning
May 20, 2021
Please except my deepest sympathies, Grief can be so hard, but your special memories can help you to cope. Remembering your loved one today and always.
Simone Taylor
May 20, 2021
The most precious Act Lost from Beethoven! Awesome , Sir ! You RIP forever as only Deserving alongside the King of Kings, Jesus Christ, Amen!
Jennifer Frenkil
Acquaintance
May 20, 2021
My prayers and sincere condolences to all of Charles Grodin 's family on the loss of their loved one.
Like so many of his fans, whatever he was in, that was the film to see.
I too, thoroughly enjoyed all his works, genre, etc.
He gave us so many beautiful memories, laughs, smiling moments.
Life well lived, a wonderful legacy.
May the perpetual light shine upon you. Rest In Peace,
Charles Grodin.

Mrs "GG" Bigrigg, a fan.
Mrs GG Bigrigg
Friend
May 20, 2021
Grady Morris Youngblood
May 20, 2021
Thank you for the laughter and wit you brought into my life. My deepest sympathy to your family at this time of their terrible loss. God speed!
Jane Mick
Acquaintance
May 20, 2021
Awww, sad to hear, always loved him in the Beethoven movie when I was a kid, RIP.
Amber
May 20, 2021
My deepest sympathies to the Grodin family. A one of a kind actor. Enjoyed his visits to my Wilton office and his great stories . He will be missed!
Chief Ed Kulhawik
May 19, 2021
I never cared what the movie was about, what genre, whatever; if Charles Grodin was in it, that was the movie for me. I loved him. He was the embodiment of ascerbic, and he pushed all my buttons. God, please: no more pain for the man, now.
Ruth Ann Scanzillo
May 19, 2021
We are so sorry to hear of Mr. Grodin's passing. I remember watching him on Big Valley when I just a little girl. We will miss his wonderful smile and the laughter he brought us through life. RIP Charles. The Grodin family are in our prayers.
Jim and Terri Zezza
Friend
May 19, 2021
Alishia
May 19, 2021
Goodnight, and Godspeed Charles. Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us, and the wonderful, and unforgettable, film and TV memories...
Harry Simpson
May 19, 2021
In loving memory of a great actor and humorous author.
N.Hoffman
May 19, 2021
Funny, fun man. Always made me laugh, even when he spoke seriously!
RIP Mr. Charles.
It’s now time for you to rest in
The presence of the Lord.
May 19, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
May 19, 2021
A very good actor, funny too!

RIP
Chuck G
May 19, 2021
Thoughts and prayers to the Grodin family, so very sorry for your loss. May God be with all of you as you go through this very difficult time of your loss.
May 19, 2021
I offer my sincere condolences to the family of Charles Grodin. What a loss the world of entertainment has suffered. May Our Lord give your family comfort and peace as you mourn his loss. Philippians 4:7
Chris
May 19, 2021
RIP beautiful man , you will be most dearly missed by everyone. One of the few comics actors from the old school of Hollywood actors. My x father in law, jerry Lewis was your good friend. I loved you from afar. See you in another life. God bless your wonderful family & friends. You will be greatly missed my friend. Thank you for making us laugh all those years!
Terrye Fleetwood
May 19, 2021
To Charles Grodin,
You were a very talented actor. I enjoyed watching you in the movies Seems like old times and Beethoven etc. My prayers go to your family and friends. Lisa Weiner
Lisa Weiner
Acquaintance
May 19, 2021
What an incredible actor. Our deepest condolences to the family. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort the family during this difficult time.
May 19, 2021
My condolences, I enjoyed his movies, he was very funny. May heal the family.
May 19, 2021
Mr Grodin had a very successful career that everyone should be very proud of. I know he will be missed by a lot of people. To the family I offer my condolences. May you be granted a measure of peace and comfort.
Lindsey
May 19, 2021
Sincere sympathies to the family. His life well lived and many contributions to the entertainment world lives on. May you all be comforted by cherished memories and the love of your heavenly father.
May 19, 2021
Charles Grodin was a incredible actor that lit up the screen. I enjoyed all his movies in was in, and always watched him when he was on Johnny Carson years ago. We have truly lost a one of a kind. My heart goes out to his family and many friends, he will truly be missed. But his memory will live, in our hearts and thoughts, and his incredible movies that blessed us with his talent. God bless.
Neal Sutor
Friend
May 19, 2021
Arnie
May 19, 2021
Charles always kept us entertained with his visits to the Tonight Show and his jousting with Carson. Still watching on reruns. So sorry to learn of his passing. Condolences to his family. God Bless.
Steve Ashley
May 19, 2021
Funny, Funny, Funny. Just loved Midnight Run. "I can't fly, these things go down!" I think about that every time I get on a plane. Rest in Peace Charles. A life well lived.
Brian
May 19, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Barbara Wisbey
Friend
May 19, 2021
Wonderful Actor and human being.
May you continue to shine bright.
Jennie Dailey
Acquaintance
May 18, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Karen ohara
Friend
May 18, 2021
Charles Godin thank you for the light of your career and your wit on the shows were good the laughter,, and I have will never forget you.
Felicia Sharon Yates
Neighbor
May 18, 2021
I am so sorry to learn of Mr.Grodin's passing.
He was a terrific actor, i loved him in Seems Like Old Times with miss Goldie Hawn, and in Betoveen.
R.I.P, you will truly be missed.
Mannny hugs and prayers to your family.
Fly gigh, and may you make every one laugh in heaven like you did here on earth
Andrea Kunik
May 18, 2021
REMEMBER WHEN SEEMS LIKE OLD TIMES WAS IN THE THEATRES
STILL WATCH IT TODAY ON CABLE CHANNEL 92 CHARTER
ALL HIS FILMS MADE ME FEEL SO GOOD TO WATCH
MIDNIGHT RUN TOO
JUST LOST YAPETT KOTO ONLY MONTH AGO
THIS ONE HURTS.
IM IN EASTERN CONNECTICUT NEAR STORRS UNIV OF CT
IM PROUD TO HAVE HIM AS A RESIDENT OF OUR STATE
IM AT A LOSS OF WORDS.
GOD BLESS CHARLES AND HIS FAMILY , AND IM SURE HEAVEN CAN WAIT ON THE GRIEVING HES HERE IN SPIRIT
I JUST SAW ITS MY TURN LAST WEEK WITH KILL CLAYBURG, ANOTHER CT RESIDENT ON FLIX CABLE .

CHARLES I WANNA SAY I LOVE YOU MAN YOUR THE BEST ACTOR,
COMMENTATOR ON WCBS 880AM THAT GOD EVER BUILT
MAY GOD WIPE AWAY ALL TEARS IN THIS TIME OF SORROW
BLESS
Edward Koepke
May 18, 2021
This one hurts.

As a celebrity journalist of over a half-century, I often find truth in the adage that it's best never to meet the famous people we admire lest we be disappointed. And I've met enough famous people, both admirable and otherwise to be jaded, but Chuck Grodin is one personality I truly regret never having had the pleasure of meeting.

There was just something about his unique brand of intelligence and dry wit that got and sustained my attention.

Charles Grodin was underrated in life and that was our collective loss.

Those of us who will miss him know that the most truly bereaved will be his family and friends; those lucky enough to know Charles Grodin personally.

May they find comfort in the legacy for honesty and integrity their loved one leaves and may Charles Grodin's life be for a blessing.
Stacy Harris
May 18, 2021
Our deepest sympathy to Elissa, Marion and Nicky. Knowing him beyond the screen was my fondest memories of a most compassionate being and dear friend.
RIP Chuck
Gideon
Friend
May 18, 2021
He was a great and funny man. Prayers to his family. Rip ❤
Kathleen
May 18, 2021
So sorry to hear about the passing of Charles Grodin. My favorite movie starring Mr. Grodin didn't make the list... "The Incredible Shrinking Woman" with Lily Tomlin. Featuring Sidney the fakest gorilla in movie history (obvious man in a gorilla suit). The movie was so corny it was good, and Mr. Grodin's part as the bored husband was great. Sending thoughts and prayers to his family.
T Brooks
May 18, 2021
I remember babysitting Chuckie on N St Clair St! Fond memories of Lena and my mother Dina coffee klatching. Seems like yesterday watching Chuck drive off to NY to become an actor. Rest in peace Chuckie.
BURTON LIEBERMAN
Neighbor
May 18, 2021
Fran Godfrey
May 18, 2021
I just watched Charles on David Letterman yesterday on you tube, have always loved his dry sense of humor, hugs to your family, his was one special man.
Fran Godfrey
May 18, 2021
Rest In Peace Charles Grodin. Sad loss . Never Forget
Deanna,Dave Jones
May 18, 2021
My wife and I were just watching a few of Mr. Grodin's movies the other day. He was very diverse. A great talent has just left the stage.
Roddy Willis
May 18, 2021
Our sincerest condolences to the family. Many fond memories of Chuck. He is in our prayers.
Joe and Alice Chlebowski
May 18, 2021
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
james richardson
May 18, 2021
I just loved him in "The Woman in Red" with Gene Wilder, and "Dave" with Kevin Kline...."Get out of here as fast as you can!!".
Mr. Grodin used to crack me up on talk shows too. God bless him & RIP. My sincerest condolences to his family.
CBG
May 18, 2021
Scott Chamberland
May 18, 2021
I first saw Charles Grodin in the movie, "Seems Like Old Time". I just fell in love with him and his persona and his acting. I then went on to his other movies and enjoyed each and every one of them. You made me laugh, Charles Grodin and I will miss you. You have a unique way of acting and I plan to watch your movies all over again in honor of you. May you be at peace.
Kathy Mastronardi
Friend
May 18, 2021
Charles Grodin was a fine, but I think under-rated comedian. Loved him in Heartbreak Kid. Would have liked to have seen more of him on Broadway. RIP Charles.

Shirley Naso
Acquaintance
May 18, 2021
Loved him in everything he did ! My Fav was “ Midnite Run “ so dang funny !
I own it ! RIP with all the Funny ones who went before You.
Sue Willard
Gr . Mich .
May 18, 2021
You were FABULOUS in "The Heartbreak Kid." Played the part masterfully. I'm sure you were even better off-stage. Never got a chance to meet you but maybe some day I will. RIP. You will be missed.
Gladys Disibbio
Friend
May 18, 2021
What can i say? The Heartbreak kid. "They've got pecan pie back there!" Greatest film ever because of Charles Grodin. He will be missed.
Candy Gomstoff
Acquaintance
May 18, 2021
Most memorable to me was his line in the movie "Dave": Talking too Kevin Kline (as president) " Who does these books? If I ran my business this way..." :)
Dave Rogachefsky
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