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Keir Dullea Biography

Birth Place:
Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Fast Facts

  • Grew up in the New York City neighborhood of Greenwich Village, where his parents owned a book store
  • Hitchhiked to San Francisco after his first semester of college and briefly worked as a carpenter
  • Studied method acting with Sanford Meisner
  • Made his off-Broadway debut in a 1959 production of Season of Choice
  • Retired from Hollywood in the early '80s to found an actors workshop in Connecticut called the Theater Artists Workshop of Westport
  • Has acted on stage many times with wife Mia Dillon


  • 1964BAFTA Film Awards-Most Promising Newcomer to Film: nominated
  • 1963Golden Globe-New Star of the Year - Actor: winner