Manny Fried: 1913-2011

February 25, 2011 Updated Feb 26, 2011 at 10:07 AM EDT

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Manny Fried: 1913-2011

February 25, 2011 Updated Feb 26, 2011 at 10:07 AM EDT

Manny Fried: 1913-2011

The great Manny Fried passed away last night at the age of ninety-seven. His work was legendary, and so was his personality—this was evident in Jana Eisenberg's Forever Young interview with Fried in 2008. He was 94 at the time. —Chris Schobert ( editor at Buffalo Spree and Forevery Young Magazine )

Life, Love, Labor and Theater: Manny Fried at 94
By Jana Eisenberg

Even at 94, and recovering from hip replacement, Emanuel “Manny” Fried gives the impression of being a rough and ready fellow, full of salty talk and as fiery in his opinions as ever. A lifelong labor activist, actor, playwright and teacher, Fried has lived in Buffalo most of his years.

Read the complete interview with Jana Eisenberg from BuffaloSpree.com ... go to "news links" at wkbw.com