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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 1 December 1926Bristow, Oklahoma, USA
Date of Death 23 August 2007Los Angeles, California, USA  (prostate cancer)

Mini Bio (1)

Robert Symonds was born on December 1, 1926 in Bristow, Oklahoma, USA. He was an actor, known for The Exorcist (1973), Catch Me If You Can (2002) and ...And Justice for All. (1979). He was married to Priscilla Pointer and Jan Kaderli. He died on August 23, 2007 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Spouse (2)

Priscilla Pointer (3 January 1981 - 23 August 2007) (his death)
Jan Kaderli (? - 1969) (divorced) (3 children)

Trivia (9)

Attended of The University of Texas at Austin in early '40s
Stepfather of actress Amy Irving and director David Irving.
Since 1982 Robert and Priscilla performed plays together in Paris with the Dear Conjunction company.
Served in the Army in Seattle during WWII. He also managed to perform in local theater productions there.
The Oklahoma-born actor's parents were Walter Symonds, who was a Christian Science lecturer, and the former Nellie Barry.
Both he and Priscilla Pointer had three children when they married in 1981.
Appeared in a number of plays with longtime wife Priscilla Pointer, including "The Crucible" (1954), "Peer Gynt" (1967), "Fighting Over Beverley" (1997) and "The Road to Mecca" (2000). The couple first started working together as young adults at the avant garde Actor's Workshop in works by Pinter and Beckett. The workshop was co-founded by Ms. Pointer's first husband, Jules Irving, who died in 1979. The three were close friends.
A central figure of San Francisco's Actor's Workshop, one of the country's first regional theaters, he later became a leading L.A.-based stage actor.
Associate director of the Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center, 1965-72. Directed Richard Kiley and Lee Bergere in a 1972 production of "Man of La Mancha".

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