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Stanley Adams was a character who had a lengthy theatrical motion picture career. The majority of his roles were playing minor characters with the possible exception of his role playing Rusty Trawler who's a pint sized millionaire in the film "Breakfast at Tiffany's. Otherwise, he played innumerable minor ethnic villains, bartenders and avuncular, fast-talking characters, known in the credits only by their first names. In other words, most of his roles were rather small. On television, conversely, he proved himself quite a scene stealer, particularly in the 1960s and early '70s, when his face appeared on just about every major show. He was at his best as pool hustler Sure-shot Wilson in an episode of The Odd Couple (1970), Rollo, a quirky time-traveling scientist on La quatrième dimension (1959), and - famously - as 'asteroid detecting', tribble dealing galactic entrepreneur Cyrano Jones on Star Trek (1966). Alas, he was also a space carrot named Tybo on Perdus dans l'espace (1965)....His suicide in April 1977 has been attributed to severe depression as a result of a back injury, sustained earlier in the decade. Apart from the obvious pain, it would almost certainly have limited his employment opportunities.

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