These are the words written in the memorial program of Avraham Meister better known as Al Lewis and even more known for his role as "Grandpa Munster" on the popular CBS sitcom "The Munsters" that aired from September 24, 1964 to May 12, 1966.
He began his career in burlesque and vaudeville theaters. He soon found himself on Broadway when he performed in "The Night Circus" and "One More River" He also took on the role of "Moe Shtarker" in the musical comedy "Do Re Mi"
His television career began on "Decoy" "The Phil Silvers Show" and "Naked City" He began to gain his fame on "Car 54 Where are You" having played the role of Officer Leo Schnauser" from 1961-63. When it came to movies, Lewis first role was "Machine Gun Manny" in "Pretty Boy Floyd" and "Turkey" in They Shoot Horses, Don't They?"
|Officer Leo Schnauser|
Al Lewis was an outspoken political activist and was a Green Party candidate for Governor of New York City but was defeated.
|Al Lewis Funeral Program|
Al Lewis died on February 3, 2006 first reported at the age of 95 and then was determined to be 82 from complications from heart surgery.
|Grampa Al Commemoration|
Al Lewis was cremated and his ashes were placed in his favorite cigar box.