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Julian Beck (I) (1925–1985)


A bold, innovative, avant-garde figure in theatre who helped revolutionized the style of playwriting and acting in the 1950s and 1960s, actor/writer/producer/directer Julian Beck was certainly a odd-looking sort with his baleful, hollow eyes, stark and skullish features and near-bald dome capped by long fringes of stringy hair along the side. He ... See full bio »

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Known For

Oedipus Rex
Oedipus Rex Tiresia
(1967)
9½ Weeks
9½ Weeks Dinner Guest
(1986)
The Cotton Club
The Cotton Club Sol Weinstein
(1984)

Filmography

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 1986 9½ Weeks
Dinner Guest
 1985 Miami Vice (TV Series)
J. J. Johnston
- The Prodigal Son (1985) ... J. J. Johnston
 1982 Il fascino dell'insolito (TV Series)
Il rabbino Aser
- La tortura della speranza (1982) ... Il rabbino Aser
 1969 Amore e rabbia
Dying Man (segment "Agonia")
 1968 Emergency (Short)
 1968 Candy
 1968 Se l'inconscio si ribella (Short)
 1967 Visa de censure n° X (Short)
 1958 Narcissus
Narration (voice)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Wrote a personal journal of his theatrical experiences, particularly those with his Living Theatre Company, in his book "The Life of the Theatre: The Relation of the Artist to the Struggle of the People," published in 1972 by City Lights Books.

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7 Print Biographies | 5 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

We were willing to experiment with anything that would set the mind free. We were practicing anarchists, and we were talking about freedom in whatever zones it could be acquired. If drug trips were a way of unbinding the mind, we were eager to experiment. See more »

Trivia:

After Beck's death, the Living Theater continued under the auspices of Malina and Hanon Reznikov, along with co-founder Malina. See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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