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Harvey Lembeck
Wally AITF
Harvey Lembeck appeared as Wally, a lodge buddy of Archie's who helps pull a prank on him in the Season 8 AITF episode "Archie's Other Wife".
Personal Information
Gender: Male
Born: (1923-04-15)April 15, 1923
Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S.
Died: January 5, 1982(1982-01-05) (aged 58)
Deathplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Years active: 1947-1982, his death
Character/Series involvement
Series: All in the Family in guest appearance
Episodes appeared in: "Archie's Other Wife" in Season 9
Character played: as Wally
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Harvey Lembeck (April 15, 1923 – January 5, 1982) appeared as Wally, and buddy of Archie's who, along with the other buddies and Marabel, (Jonelle Allen), a stewardess his date, play a practical joke on Archie in the episode titled "Archie's Other Wife" in Season 9 of All in the Family (#7).

About Harvey[]

A gifted comedic actor, Harvey is perhaps best remembered for his role as Cpl. Rocco Barbella on The Phil Silvers Show (a.k.a. Sgt. Bilko) in the late 1950s, and as the stumbling, overconfident outlaw biker Eric Von Zipper in beach party movies during the 1960s. He also turned in noteworthy performances in both the stage and screen versions of Stalag 17. He was the father of actor/director Michael Lembeck and actress Helaine Lembeck.

Harvey Lembeck

Harvey in 1950's film screenshot.


Lembeck continued to perform and teach up until his death from a heart attack on January 5, 1982. He was performing in an episode of Mork and Mindy when he took ill, collapsed and died. In an interview taped shortly before his own death in 1985, Phil Silvers said he was shocked and saddened by the untimely death of Lembeck, and missed him terribly.[1]  

Selected filmography[]

  • You're in the Navy Now (1951)
  • The Frogmen (1951)
  • Just Across the Street (1952)
  • BBack at the Front, a.k.a. Willie and Joe Back at the Front (1952)
  • Mission over Korea (1953)
  • Stalag 17 (1953)
  • Between Heaven and Hell (film)
  • Vu du pont (A View from the Bridge, 1961/1962)
  • The Last Time I Saw Archie (1961)
  • Love with the Proper Stranger (1963)
  • Beach Party (1963)

  • Bikini Beach (1964)
  • Pajama Party (film) (1964)
  • The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964)
  • Beach Blanket Bingo (1965)
  • The Wild Weird World of Dr. Goldfoot (1965) (TV)
  • How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965)
  • The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966)
  • Hello Down There (1969)
  • There Is No 13 (1974)
  • Raid on Entebbe (1977)
  • The Gong Show Movie (1980)

Theatrical appearances[]

  • Mister Roberts (2/18/48; Alvin Theatre) - Insigna. Also appearing: Karl Lukas, Tige Andrews, Murray Hamilton (all from The Phil Silvers Show)
  • Stalag 17 (5/8/51, 472 performances). Also appearing: Robert Strauss, Allan Melvin, Bob Shawley (all from The Phil Silvers Show; Strauss and Lembeck appeared in the filmed version)
  • Wedding Breakfast (11/20/54-2/26/55, 113 performances, 48th Street Theatre) - Norman
  • Phoenix '55 (with Nancy Walker)
  • Oklahoma! (3/19/58-3/30/58; 16 performances, New York City Center)—Ali Hakim
  • Man of La Mancha—Sancho Panza (touring company, also performed at the White House for President Lyndon B. Johnson)


  1. Interview taken from Sgt. Bilko - 50th Anniversary Edition (The Phil Silvers Show) DVD

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