Final bow: Actor Joseph Ruskin is dead at 89

Joseph Ruskin, who appeared in 25 films and 124 television shows, began and ended his acting career on the stage.

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  • Ruskin's film credits include "The Magnificent Seven," "Prizzi's Honor," "Indecent Proposal"
  • His 124 TV roles include "Twilight Zone," "Star Trek," "Mission Impossible" and "Alias"
  • His last performance was on a Los Angeles stage in 2013 in "The Crucible"
  • Ruskin was active in two actors' unions and pushed for their merger
Joseph Ruskin, who acted in 25 films and 124 television shows, died of natural causes in a Santa Monica, California, hospital Saturday, SAG-AFTRA announced Tuesday. Ruskin was 89.
Ruskin's big screen credits included roles in "The Magnificent Seven," "Prizzi's Honor," "Indecent Proposal" and "Smokin' Aces." His TV credits included