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Ben Gazzara

Actor
Male
Born Aug 28, 1930
Hometown City of New York
Died Feb 3, 2012
Death Place U.S.
Nationality American
Alma Mater Actors Studio + T...
Other Names Gazzara, Ben

Biagio Anthony Gazzarra, known as Ben Gazzara, was an American film, stage, and Emmy Award winning television actor and director.

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CHILDHOOD

1930 Birth Born on August 28, 1930.

TWENTIES

1954 23 Years Old In 1954, Gazzara (having tweaked his original surname from "Gazzarra") made several appearances on NBC's legal drama Justice, based on case studies from the Legal Aid Society of New York. … Read More
1957 26 Years Old He joined other Actors Studio members in the 1957 film The Strange One. … Read More

FIFTIES

1982 51 Years Old Gazzara married three times; to Louise Erickson (1951–57), Janice Rule (1961–1979), and German model Elke Krivat from 1982. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1998 67 Years Old Gazzara told Charlie Rose in 1998 that he went from being mainly a stage actor who often would turn up his nose at film roles in the mid-1950s to, much later, a ubiquitous character actor who turned very little down. "When I became hot, so to speak, in the theater, I got a lot of offers," he said. "I won't tell you the pictures I turned down because you'll say, 'You are a fool,' and I was a fool." … Read More
2003 72 Years Old In his seventies, Gazzara continued to be active. In 2003, he was in the ensemble cast of the experimental film Dogville, directed by Lars von Trier of Denmark and starring Nicole Kidman, as well as the television film Hysterical Blindness (he received his first Emmy Award for his role). … Read More
2005 74 Years Old In 2005, he played Agostino Casaroli in the television miniseries, Pope John Paul II.
2012 81 Years Old 1 More Event
…  On February 3, 2012, he died of pancreatic cancer at Bellevue Hospital Center in New York.
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