The Prisoner of Second Avenue. Comedy/drama. Written by Neil Simon
. Directed by Mike Nichols
. Eugene O'Neill Theatre: 11 Nov 1971- 29 Sep 1973 (798 performances + 4 previews that began on 8 Mar 1971). Cast: Peter Falk
(as "Mel Edison"), Lee Grant
(as "Edna Edison"), Vincent Gardenia
(as "Harry Edison"), Dena Dietrich (as "...
5' 3" (1.6 m)
Did You Know?
He was born in Naples, Italy, the son of an actor/manager. His family moved to the United States in 1922, settling in Brooklyn, where his father founded an Italian-language based acting troupe. Vincent first appeared on stage with this company at age five, playing a shoeshine boy. His first English-speaking stage role was in the 1955 Broadway play "In April Once".