Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
Birth Name: Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA
Death Place: Solvang, California, USA
Born in New York City on Nov. 30, 1918, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. was the only male scion of a well-known performing family. His father, Efrem Zimbalist, Sr., was a noted concert violinist and composer, while his mother, Anna Gluck, was among the most famous vocalists of the early 20th century, and the first artist to record a song that sold over a million copies. Zimbalist, Jr. received a stellar education, including a brief stint at Yale University at the age of 16. He later became a radio page at NBC before enlisting in the Army during World War II. After earning a Purple Heart in combat, Zimbalist returned to the United States and studied acting at both the Yale School of Drama and the Neighb...