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The son of a Newark dentist, Robert Ellenstein grew up in that New Jersey city and saw his father go on to become its two-term mayor. He got his feet wet acting-wise prior to serving with the Air Corps during World War II; earning a Purple Heart during his service, he began acting, directing and teaching in Cleveland, Ohio. A veteran of the "Golden Age" of live television (he played Quasimodo in a live "Robert Montgomery Presents" (1950) version of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"), he made his first film in 1954 (MGM's Rogue Cop (1954)) and was still active in television and regional theater. Robert Ellenstein died at age 87 of natural causes on October 28, 2010.