Murray Gershenz – perhaps best known for his role as Felix, the elderly man in the hospital scene from The Hangover – died August 28 of a heart attack in Los Angeles.
Despite starting his acting career at the age of 80, Gershenz won roles on shows including Pushing Daisies, Mad Men and Parks and Recreation. He frequently appeared in comedic films, playing parts in I Love You, Man as well as this year’s The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.
Gershenz was a prolific record collector. As the owner of Music Man Murray, a shop housing “hard-to-find” recordings in Los Angeles, Gershenz accumulated countless rare records for more than 50 years, an effort that led to Music Man Murray, a 2011 documentary by Richard Park chronicling Gershenz’s efforts to sell his collection.
He is survived by two sons, a daughter, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.