Oscar nominee for his performance as Don Corrado Prizzi in the 1985
He was a child stage actor, and made his Broadway debut in the 1951 production of Saint Joan.
His last film appearance was in 1997's MouseHunt, which was dedicated to him.
He was of Irish descent and grew up with an older sister, Dorothy.
He provided the voice of Dr. Finkelstein in Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas.