Josip Elic, Actor in 'One Flew Over Cuckoo's Nest,' Dies at 98

Josip Elic, Actor in 'One Flew Over Cuckoo's Nest,' Dies at 98
Josip Elic, the familiar character actor who carried Jack Nicholson on his shoulders in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, has died. He was 98.

Elic died Monday in River Edge, New Jersey, of complications from a fall, producer and manager Matt Beckoff told The Hollywood Reporter.

A burly 6-foot-3 native of Montana, Elic also played a restaurant violinist who gets a bottle of champagne poured down his pants by Zero Mostel in Mel Brooks' The Producers (1967) and appeared in Pocketful of Miracles (1961), starring Bette Davis and Glenn Ford.

On The Twilight Zone, he portrayed an officer in a future totalitarian state ...
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