Born in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina , Grizzard has appeared in more than forty films and dozens of television programs. He appeared in Advise and Consent in 1962, as well as guest starring several times on the NBC television drama Law & Order as defence attorney Arthur Gold.
Grizzard made his Broadway debut in The Desperate Hours in 1955. He has been a frequent interpreter of the plays of Edward Albee , having appeared in the original production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1962), the 1996 revival of A Delicate Balance, and the 2005 revival of Seascape. He won the Tony Award for Best Actor in 1996 for A Delicate Balance . Additional Broadway credits include The Creation of the World and Other Business, The Glass Menagerie , The Country Girl, The Royal Family , and California Suite. Grizzard appeared as Big Daddy in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof at the Kennedy Center in 2004.
He died of complications from lung cancer, at the age of 79, on October 2, 2007 in Manhattan. 
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