Harvey Fierstein



  • Birth Name: Harvey Forbes Fierstein
  • Birth Place: Bensonhurst, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 06/06/1954, Gemini
  • Profession: Actor; playwright
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Harvey Fierstein Fast Facts:
  • Made his New York stage debut in the role of a cleaning lady in Andy Warhol's off-Broadway play Pork.
  • Wrote and starred in Torch Song Trilogy, an autobiographical play about a man struggling with his sexual identity.
  • Narrated a 1984 documentary about the life, career and murder of openly gay politician Harvey Milk.
  • Created the role of effusive plump matriarch Edna Turnblad in the Broadway musical Hairspray (a stage adaptation of John Waters' 1988 silver-screen satire of the 1960s). Returned to the role in 2008 for the show's final performances.
  • Is an outspoken activist for gay rights.
  • Harvey Fierstein Relationships:
  • Ronald Fierstein - Brother
  • Bruce Bibby - Ex-significant Other
  • Irving Fierstein - Father
  • Jacqueline Harriet Fierstein - Mother
  • Harvey Fierstein Awards:
  • 1983 Tony: Actor (Play) - Winner
  • 1983 Tony: Play - Winner
  • 1984 Tony: Book (Musical) - Winner
  • 2014 Tony: Play - Nominee
  • 2013 Tony: Book of a Musical - Nominee
  • 2012 Tony: Book of a Musical - Nominee
  • 1992 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2003 Tony: Actor (Musical) - Winner
  • College:
  • Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

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