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Overview (3)

Born in East Hampton, New York, USA
Died in New York City, New York, USA  (lung cancer)
Birth NameFrederic Menner Kimball

Mini Bio (1)

Frederic Kimball was born on July 29, 1933 in East Hampton, New York, USA as Frederic Menner Kimball. He was an actor and writer, known for Looking for Richard (1996), Blind Alleys (1985) and No Room for Opal (1993). He was married to Ellen Graff and Lisa Blake Richards. He died on October 4, 2008 in New York City, New York.

Spouse (2)

Ellen Graff (1980 - present) (2 children)
Lisa Blake Richards (1968 - ?) (divorced)

Trivia (3)

Began writing while attending Harvard University and was a founder of the Pets Theater.
Served in the Special Forces in Korea then settled in New York City.
Wrote and directed plays and contributed dialogue to several of Al Pacino's movies.

Personal Quotes (1)

[Daytime TV magazine, Feb 1972, in an article about his then wife, Lisa Blake Richards, on the subject of when they will start a family] My family thought having children was a social obligation, like keeping the front yard neat, or contributing to Disabled Veterans. They implanted in me the unalterable suspicion that people who do not have children are shirking their duty. I am so brainwashed that, if someone asks me if I have children, I wince and begin blathering about how I intend to any day now. A 'childless couple' in my family could only mean two things: they were either tragically blighted in some biological way or they were lazy selfish people who thought only of themselves. Lisa and I are not faced with an empty Garden of Eden in which the injunction to 'increase and multiply' is rather urgent.

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