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Jerzy Kosinski (1933–1991)

Jerzy Kosinski was born on June 14, 1933 in Lódz, Lódzkie, Poland as Jerzy Lewinkopf. He was a writer and actor, known for Being There (1979), Lodz Ghetto (1988) and Reds (1981). He was married to Katherina ("Kiki") von Fraunhofer and Mary Hayward Weir. He died on May 3, 1991 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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 1979 Being There (novel) / (screenplay)
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 1989 Religion, Inc.
Beggar
 1981 Reds
Grigory Zinoviev
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 1988 Lodz Ghetto (Documentary)
Mordechai Chaim Rumkowski (voice)
 1985 The Statue of Liberty (Documentary)
Himself
 1982 Late Night with David Letterman (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #1.42 (1982) ... Himself
 1982 The 54th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special documentary)
Himself - Presenter: Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Screenplay
 1971-1975 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode dated 18 September 1975 (1975) ... Himself
- Episode dated 9 May 1973 (1973) ... Himself
- Episode dated 7 March 1973 (1973) ... Himself
- Episode dated 14 April 1972 (1972) ... Himself
- Episode dated 7 January 1972 (1972) ... Himself
 1971 The David Frost Show (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #3.186 (1971) ... Himself

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Novel: "Being There" (filmed as Being There (1979)).

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For several decades, Kosinski was famous as a wit, a great raconteur, and a media celebrity. His first three novels were big hits. However, in June 22, 1982, "Jerzy Kosinski's Tainted Words," an article by Geoffrey Stokes and Eliot Fremont-Smith in The Village Voice, accused Jerzy Kosinski of plagiarism and dishonesty. 'The Painted Bird' was widely considered to be autobiographical; the Voice ... See more »

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