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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 28 February 1928Dayton, Ohio, USA
Date of Death 22 July 2011Tampa, Florida, USA  (lymphona)
Birth NameThomas Ernest Aldredge

Mini Bio (1)

Tom Aldredge was born on February 28, 1928, in Dayton, Ohio. First appearing off-Broadway in 1957 in "Electra" and on Broadway in 1959 in "The Nervous Set," Aldredge has appeared in over 30 Broadway and off-Broadway productions. Others include "On Golden Pond," "The Litte Foxes" (opposite Elizabeth Taylor), "1776," "Into the Woods" (as the memorable narrator) and "Passion." Since 1972 Aldredge has been nominated for five Tony Awards. Also an accomplished actor on film and television, he received an Emmy Award for his portrayal of Shakespeare in CBS' production "Henry Winkler Meets William Shakespeare." Entering into his later years, Aldredge continues to make guest appearances in several television productions and has recently starred in "Twentieth Century Limited" and "Twelve Angry Men" on Broadway.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: A. Nonymous

Spouse (1)

Theoni V. Aldredge (10 December 1953 - 21 January 2011) (her death)

Trivia (7)

Attended Goodman School of Drama at DePaul University.
Has been nominated for Broadway's Tony Award five times: as Best Actor (Dramatic) in 1972 for "Sticks and Bones"; as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Musical) in 1975 for a revival of "Where's Charley?"; as Best Actor (Featured Role - Musical) in 1994 for "Passion," a performance he recreated in the television version of the same title, Passion (1996); and as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play) in 1981 for a revival of Lillian Hellman's "The Little Foxes," and in 2004 for a revival of "Twentieth Century." He has yet to win.
As a pre-law student at the University of Dayton, he visited New York in the 1940s and approached the Ethel Barrymore Theater. Merely eager to see the inside of a major Broadway theater, he asked two guys outside in the alley, whom he assumed were stagehands, if he could take a quick look. "Buy a ticket," one of them advised him. After paying $1.80. Aldredge watched as the purported "stagehands" - Marlon Brando and Karl Malden - strode out to perform in "A Streetcar Named Desire." After that, Aldredge said, his ambitions to become a lawyer suddenly changed.
His wife, Theona Aldredge, a costume designer, was nominated for Broadway's Tony 15 times between 1961 and 2001, winning the Tony three times.
Tom was attending the Art Institute of Chicago, Goodman School of Theatre, in 1949, studying acting. Tom's future wife Theoni arrived from Athens on a Goodman scholarship at the drama school. Romance followed with Tom and Theoni's marriage in December, 1953. Theoni, upon completion of her degree, accepted a Costume Design teaching position with the Goodman's staff, remaining until June, 1957. Departing Chicago, Theoni moved to NYC, joining Tom, where he had relocated pursuing acting gigs on the off/on Broadway circuit of productions and acting opportunities.
Starring as Juror #9 in "Twelve Angry Men" on Broadway. [December 2004]
Appears in a Broadway production of 1776 as Stephen Hopkins. [August 1997]

Personal Quotes (1)

I knew at the beginning I was nobody's leading man.

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