"The nice thing about growing old is, I can do whatever I want.
I can write, direct, and act occasionally. Right now, I’m working on a screenplay,
plus I have a wonderful idea for a television pilot. I’m in a very creative mode!"

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Marvin Kaplan’s new plays and productions

Talented, creative, and energetic, you never know what Marvin Kaplan is up to next! A prolific and dedicated actor, writer, and producer, Marvin, born in 1927, recently produced a full-length film Watch Out for Slick, wrote and created a musical set in the wild West A Good House for a Killing, and regularly acts in Theatre West productions.


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Our Beloved Marvin Kaplan has Passed Away25-Aug-2016

Marvin died of natural causes on Wednesday 8/25/16 in the Providence Tarzana Hospital in Tarzana, CA. ..

New Musical and Book "Bluebeard's Eighth Wife" 15-Feb-2014

Marvin is currently writing the book and lyrics of a new musical called "Bluebeard's Eighth Wife"! C.A.R.T.'..

From the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences: Retire from Show Biz? No Thanks23-Apr-2013

On January 31st, 2013 Marvin participated in a meet and greet with five successful actors who debuted when T..

Retire at 65? No Thank You!01-Feb-2013

Marvin speaks on a panel with Kaye Ballard, Pat Carroll, Jerry Lewis, Anne Jeffreys, and Charlotte Rae at th..

Marvin Directs "Harvey" Reading09-Dec-2012

On December 9th, 2012 at the Theater West in Hollywood, CA Marvin directed a reading of "Harvey". Below is ..

Photos from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences26-Nov-2012

Check out these great photos from the The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences when the Stars Came Out to..

Interview with On Screen & Beyond06-Nov-2012

Visit http://www.onscreenandbeyond.com/podcast/osb236MKaplan.mp3 to listen to Episode #236 of On Screen & Be..

The Stars Come Out to pay homage to a vintage Hollywood film. 09-Jul-2012

On July 9, 2012 the Academy of Motion Picture Art's and Science's six-film “The Last 70mm Film Festival&rd..

The Public Can Now Donate to the Kaplan-Loring Foundation03-Apr-2012

Marvin Kaplan is pleased to announce that – for the first time since its founding in 2008 – the publ..

Marvin Kaplan’s A Good House for a Killing Receives Rave Review 14-Jan-2012

Created by Marvin Kaplan, A Good House for a Killing, debuted at the California Artists Radio Theatre in July 20..

Watch Out for Slick Wins Award at 2011 Las Vegas Film Festival01-Aug-2011

In July 2011, the Las Vegas Film Festival honored Marvin Kaplan’s full-length "grey comedy" film, Watc..

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