Ben Gazzara

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Biagio Anthony Gazzara
  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 08/28/1930, Virgo
  • Date of Death: 02/03/2012
  • Profession: Actor; director; writer
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Ben Gazzara Fast Facts:
  • Attended, on a scholarship, Erwin Piscator's Dramatic Workshop of the New School for Social Research.
  • In 1953, made his Broadway debut as the lead in the play End as a Man
  • Made his film debut in the 1955 drama I'll Cry Tomorrow.
  • Cast in the original 1955 Broadway production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
  • Wore three hats---actor, cowriter and director---for the 1990 Italian movie Oltre l'oceano (Beyond the Ocean). 
  • Wrote his autobiography, titled In the Moment: My Life as an Actor, in 2004.
  • In 2005, was awarded the Erwin Piscator Award for his acting achievements. 
  • Passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2012.
  • Ben Gazzara Relationships:
  • Janice Rule - Ex-wife
  • Antonio Gazzara - Father
  • Elke Stuckmann - Wife
  • Louise Erickson - Ex-wife
  • Angela Cusumano Gazzara - Mother
  • Audrey Hepburn - Ex-significant Other
  • Elizabeth Gazzara - Daughter
  • Danja - Stepdaughter
  • Tony Gazzara - Brother
  • Elaine Stritch - Ex-significant Other
  • Ben Gazzara Awards:
  • 2003 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Winner
  • 1968 Emmy: Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series - Nominee
  • 1986 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Special - Nominee
  • 1967 Emmy: Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series - Nominee
  • 1967 Golden Globe: Actor in a Television Series - Nominee
  • 1966 Golden Globe: Actor in a Television Series - Nominee
  • 1975 Tony: Actor (Dramatic) - Nominee
  • 1956 Tony: Actor (Dramatic) - Nominee
  • 1977 Tony: Actor (Play) - Nominee
  • 1968 Golden Globe: Actor in a Television Series - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended City University of New York, City College, New York, NY; attended the Actors Studio, New York, NY

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