Brin, Charles age 92, of Minneapolis, died January 29, 2016. Preceded in death by parents, Fanny and Arthur; brother, Howard; and sister, Rachel Helstein. Survived by life partner, Beryl Greenberg; and loving nieces and nephews. From a start in radio drama and theater at the University of Minnesota, Charles Brin moved to New York for a stint on and off Broadway. His 1954 appearance in "The Dybbuk" won him an award for the best supporting actor Off-Broadway that year. Following this, he appeared for two years in the original production of "Inherit the Wind" with Paul Muni, Tony Randall and Ed Begley, Sr. on Broadway. He then did graduate work in psychology at New York's New School for Social Research, after which he received training and certification as a psychodramatist from Dr. Jacob L. Moreno, the Viennese psychiatrist who developed the use of reenactment of personal experiences for therapeutic purposes. Following his return to Minnesota, he co-founded and directed the Minnesota Institute of Psychodrama. For the past 38 years, he and his partner, Beryl Greenberg, produced a weekly KFAI radio program, "Tuesday's Spoken Word." During his long acting career he was in countless plays and several movies: Petrie's "Grumpy Old Men," the Coen Brothers' "A Serious Man" and most recently (at the age of 90), he had a principle role in Eigen's "The Jingle Dress." He was a local board member of the actors' union SAG-AFTRA. For years he also played violin in the Minneapolis Northeast Orchestra. Memorial service MONDAY 11 AM, ILLUSION THEATER, Cowles Center for the Arts entrance, 528 Hennepin Ave., Mpls. Memorials preferred to KFAI Radio Station, 1808 Riverside Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55454. SHIVA at 4209 Basswood Rd, St. Louis Park, Tue. & Wed. 7 pm. Hodroff-Epstein 612-871-1234 hodroffepstein.com
Published on January 31, 2016
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