Steven Hill

American actor Steven Hill

Steven Hill is an American film and television actor. His two better-known roles are District Attorney Adam Schiff on the NBC TV drama series Law & Order, whom he portrayed for ten seasons (1990–2000), and Dan Briggs, the original team leader of the Impossible Missions Force on CBS's television series Mission: Impossible, whom he portrayed only in the initial season of the show (1966–1967).
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Happy Centennial, Jeannette Rankin -- The First Woman Elected To Congress
Huffington Post - 11 months
Most Americans don’t realize it, but yesterday, April 2 the US quietly celebrated the centennial of an event that is as auspicious as Martin Luther King’s birthday or July 4, Independence Day. On April 2, 1917, Jeannette Rankin from Montana was sworn in as the first woman ever elected to the U.S. Congress. Her election occurred three years before women won the right to vote. For advocates of greater political equality, Representative Rankin’s election was a giant step forward toward the revolution that became the 20th Amendment to the US Constitution. And yet advocates of women’s representation say progress has been glacially slow since then. Cynthia Terrell, director of Representation 2020, which focuses on political equality, says “While women compose a majority of the nation’s population, progress towards political parity has been disappointing.” With Hillary Clinton’s loss, the United States failed to join other nations around the world with a a democratically-elected female...
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A Klansman with a megaphone: Steven Hull's sordid art laments troubled times
LATimes - 11 months
Steven Hull makes carnivalesque hybrids of painting and sculpture whose chief aim is to turn visions of the conventional world upside down. When that world has already been stood on its head, his art assumes an unexpected level of creepiness. The centerpiece of his incisive show at Meliksetian...
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Steven Hill, Who Starred on ‘Law & Order’ and ‘Mission: Impossible,’ Dies at 94
NYTimes - over 1 year
Mr. Hill appeared in feature films and originated imposing lead roles on television series in the 1960s and in the 1990s.
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Artist Steven Hull takes a seat at the dark carnival of life
LATimes - about 2 years
New paintings, sculptures and a group of compelling drawings by Steven Hull are eccentric evocations of the risks, rewards and penalties of going out beyond one’s usual limits. For his 11th solo show at Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Hull goes out to sea. Anchored by sculptures of a sailboat and battleships...
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Weekend Roundup: 5 Million Jobs Lost to Robots and Inequality Too Vast to Last
Huffington Post - about 2 years
As global elites gathered in Davos this week, the World Economic Forum released a daunting survey that estimates that 5 million jobs will be lost across the world in coming years to robotic automation. Oxfam also reported this week that 62 ultra-rich individuals held as much wealth as the poorest 3.5 billion people on the planet -- inequality too vast to last. While globalization and rapid technological advance empower some with unprecedented possibilities, they dispossess others, causing growing gaps in power and wealth that lead in turn to fear, resentment and violence. In this one world a race is on between the two consequences of change. As Jo Confino writes from Davos, "rapid advances in technology are pulling the world in opposite directions." The fearful and fearsome reaction against growing inequality, social dislocation and loss of identity in the midst of vast wealth creation, unprecedented mobility and ubiquitous connectivity is a mutiny, really, against globalizatio...
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Weekend Roundup: 5 Million Jobs Lost to Robots and Inequality Too Vast to Last
Huffington Post - about 2 years
As global elites gathered in Davos this week, the World Economic Forum released a daunting survey that estimates that 5 million jobs will be lost across the world in coming years to robotic automation. Oxfam also reported this week that 62 ultra-rich individuals held as much wealth as the poorest 3.5 billion people on the planet -- inequality too vast to last. While globalization and rapid technological advance empower some with unprecedented possibilities, they dispossess others, causing growing gaps in power and wealth that lead in turn to fear, resentment and violence. In this one world a race is on between the two consequences of change. As Jo Confino writes from Davos, "rapid advances in technology are pulling the world in opposite directions." The fearful and fearsome reaction against growing inequality, social dislocation and loss of identity in the midst of vast wealth creation, unprecedented mobility and ubiquitous connectivity is a mutiny, really, against globalizatio...
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    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 93
    Hill died in New York, New York on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, at the age of 94.
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  • 2010
    Age 87
    At the time of his departure from Law & Order, Hill was the longest-serving member of the original cast (his tenure was twice that of runner up Chris Noth); by the time the series was cancelled in 2010, Hill was the fourth-longest serving cast member altogether (behind S.
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  • 1997
    Age 74
    Hill earned another Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Dramatic Series in 1997.
  • 1986
    Age 63
    Hill played New York District Attorney Bower in Legal Eagles, a 1986 film, foreshadowing his appearance as Adam Schiff in Law & Order.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1977
    Age 54
    After 10 years, he was ready to begin acting again. "They say you can't quit show business," he said in 1977. "It took 10 years, but I couldn't get it out of my system.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1967
    Age 44
    Hill married his second wife, Rachel, in 1967 and they have five children.
    Hill left acting in 1967 and moved to a Jewish community in Rockland County, New York where he worked in writing and real estate.
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    However, he left the show in 1967 after the end of the first season.
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  • 1966
    Age 43
    Hill was the original leader of the Impossible Missions Force, Dan Briggs in the series Mission: Impossible beginning in 1966.
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    He appeared in the original Robert Stack ABC/Desilu crime drama, The Untouchables episode "Jack 'Legs' Diamond", giving a compelling, cold, evil performance as the eponymous character, and a similar sinister role as a bedridden (following an accident), ruthlessly manipulative millionaire in "The White Knight", a 1966 black-and-white, third-season episode of The Fugitive, starring David Janssen.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1961
    Age 38
    In 1961, he was cast as B.E. Langard in the episode "Act of Piracy" of the ABC series, Adventures in Paradise, starring Gardner McKay.
    On April 12, 1961, Hill was stricken with a virus the night of a sold-out performance for the Masters Children's Center of Dobbs Ferry.
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    In 1961, Hill had an unusual experience when he appeared as Sigmund Freud on Broadway in Henry Denker's A Far Country, portraying Freud at the age of 35.
  • 1960
    Age 37
    Hill was particularly busy in the so-called "Golden Age" of live TV drama, appearing in such offerings as The Trial of Sacco and Vanzetti in 1960, where he portrayed Bartolomeo Vanzetti. "When I first became an actor, there were two young actors in New York: Marlon Brando and Steven Hill," said Martin Landau. "A lot of people said that Steven would have been the one, not Marlon.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1952
    Age 29
    He then re-enlisted in the Navy in 1952 for two years and, when he completed his service, resumed his acting in earnest.
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  • 1951
    Age 28
    Hill and his first wife, Selma Stern, were married in 1951 and had four children before divorcing in 1964.
  • 1950
    Age 27
    Hill made his film debut in 1950 in A Lady Without Passport.
  • 1947
    Age 24
    In 1947, Hill joined Brando, Montgomery Clift, and Julie Harris, among others, as one of the 50 fortunate applicants (out of about 700 interviewed) to be accepted by the newly created Actors Studio.
  • 1946
    Age 23
    Hill made his first Broadway stage appearance in Ben Hecht's A Flag Is Born in 1946, which also featured a young Marlon Brando.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1922
    Born
    Born on February 24, 1922.
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