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John Lahr

John Lahr was born on July 12, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, USA as John Henry Lahr. He is an actor and writer, known for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: 50 Years of Magic (1990), Because of the Wonderful Things It Does: The Legacy of Oz (2005) and Elaine Stritch at Liberty (2002). He has been married to Connie Booth since 2000. See full bio »

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Known For

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: 50 Years of Magic
Because of the Wonderful Things It Does: The Legacy of Oz
Prick Up Your Ears


Hide Hide Show Show Actor (3 credits)
 1995 Solitaire for 2
Man in Bookshop
 1990 Chicago Joe and the Showgirl
Radio commentator
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Show Show Self (30 credits)

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Other Works:

Beggar on Horseback (1970). (Revival). Written by Marc Connelly and George S. Kaufman. Incidental music by Stanley Silverman and John Lahr. Musical Director: Abba Bogin. Movement sequences by Marvin Gordon. Directed by John Hirsch. Vivian Beaumont Theatre: 14 May 1970- 27 Jun 1970 (52 performances + 13 previews that began in ... See more »

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I'm not a fan of science fiction - life on earth is mysterious and terrifying enough. I'm often drawn by tone and by the slant of the language. The way the sentences pop. A few well-angled sentences announce to me if this is a voice whose command I can trust or whose quirkiness intrigues. Style, after all, is metabolism. Even if it's non-fiction, the writing has to have a pulse, something I can ... See more »


Portrayed by Wallace Shawn in "Prick Up Your Ears" (1987). See more »

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