- 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.
- 1966, Golden Globe — Actor in a Television Series: Nominee
- 1975, Tony — Actor (Dramatic): Nominee
- 1967, Golden Globe — Actor in a Television Series: Nominee
- 1967, Emmy — Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series: Nominee
- 1956, Tony — Actor (Dramatic): Nominee
- 1977, Tony — Actor (Play): Nominee
- 1985, David di Donatello Awards — Best Actor: Nominee
- 1968, Golden Globe — Actor in a Television Series: Nominee
- 1986, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Special: Nominee
- 1968, Emmy — Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series: Nominee
- 2003, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Winner
- Elizabeth Gazzara — Daughter
- Angela Cusumano Gazzara — Mother
- Audrey Hepburn — Ex-significant Other
- Elke Stuckmann — Wife
- Louise Erickson — Ex-wife
- Danja — Stepdaughter
- Tony Gazzara — Brother
- Elaine Stritch — Ex-significant Other
- Janice Rule — Ex-wife
- Antonio Gazzara — Father
- Attended City University of New York, City College, New York, NY; attended the Actors Studio, New York, NY
- Birth Name: Biagio Anthony Gazzara
- Birth Place: New York, NY
- Died: February 3, 2012
- Profession: Actor, Director, Writer
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