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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.
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 1981 Reds
Grigory Zinoviev
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 1988 Lodz Ghetto (Documentary)
Mordechai Chaim Rumkowski (voice)
 1985 The Statue of Liberty (Documentary)
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 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)
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- Episode #3.186 (1971) ... Himself

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

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On August 8, 1969, he was scheduled to fly from Paris to Los Angeles to join some friends for dinner at the Roman Polanski-Sharon Tate home in Hollywood. Because his luggage had accidentally been sent to New York, the delays caused him to miss the party. His dear friend Voytek Frykowski, Sharon Tate and the rest of the guests were slaughtered that evening by the Manson Family. Kosinski later ... See more »

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