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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 30 October 1934London, England, UK
Date of Death 2 October 2005Los Angeles, California, USA  (heart attack)
Birth NameHamid Hamilton Camp
Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Hamilton Camp became well-known first as Bob Camp when he played in a folk duo with Bob Gibson. Their influential album, 'Gibson and Camp at the Gate of Horn', was recorded in Chicago in 1961. When they broke up, Camp continued to work as a solo act. He began using the name Hamilton Camp musically around the time his solo album 'Paths of Victory' was released in 1964. After working as a child actor, Camp began acting again in 1961 with the Second City in Chicago, and with The Committee in San Francisco in the mid-60s. This lead to television and theatre work, and the occasional film. During the 70s (after his acceptance into Subud, a spiritual community) he was sometimes credited as Hamid Hamilton Camp. He has occasionally returned to music over the years, and released a new album in 1999 called 'Mardi's Bard', dedicated to the late Mardi Arquette (the wife of Lewis, and mother of Rosanna, Patricia, David, Alexis & Richmond)

- IMDb Mini Biography By: msb

Spouse (1)

Rasjadah Lisa Jovita Cisz (21 September 1961 - 31 January 2002) (her death) (6 children)

Trivia (5)

Married, with 6 children & 13 grandchildren; including son, Hamilton Camp Jr.
Has dubious distinction of being a cast member on two of television's biggest failures: both Turn-On (1969) and Co-ed Fever (1979) were cancelled after only 1 episode.
Singer Judy Collins salutes Camp in a note attending the traditional Irish ballad "Bold Fenian Man" on p. 20 of "The Judy Collins Songbook" (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1969; ISBN 0448019183). She writes: "Oh, Hamilton Camp how you sing / this song to make the heart break and the past live".
His recording, "Here's To You," spent five weeks on the U.S. charts in the spring of 1968, peaking at number 76 on May 25th of that year.
He wrote the Quicksilver Messenger Service hit "Pride of Man".

Personal Quotes (1)

Short jokes are my life. It's like shooting fish in a barrel.

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