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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), Reds (1981) and The Painted Bird. 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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Being There
Being There Writer
(1979)
Reds
Reds Grigory Zinoviev
(1981)
A Fool and His Money
(1989)

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  The Painted Bird (novel) (filming)
 1979 Being There (novel) / (screenplay)
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 1989 A Fool and His Money
Beggar
 1981 Reds
Grigory Zinoviev
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 1988 Lodz Ghetto (Documentary)
Mordechai Chaim Rumkowski (voice)
 1985 The Statue of Liberty (Documentary)
Himself
 1982-1984 Late Night with David Letterman (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode dated 4 April 1984 (1984) ... Himself
- Episode dated 20 May 1982 (1982) ... Himself
- Episode #1.42 (1982) ... Himself
 1982 The 54th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special documentary)
Himself - Presenter
 1971-1980 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #19.6 (1980) ... Himself
- Episode #14.176 (1975) ... Himself
- Episode #12.91 (1973) ... Himself
- Episode #12.47 (1973) ... Himself
- Episode #11.72 (1972) ... Himself
 1973 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series)
Himself - Author
- Episode #12.181 (1973) ... Himself - Author
- Episode #12.129 (1973) ... Himself - Author
 1971 The David Frost Show (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #3.186 (1971) ... Himself
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 1995 Bookmark (TV Series)
Himself
- Sex, Lies and Jerzy Kosinski (1995) ... Himself
 1995 Arena (TV Series documentary)
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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