Starred in "Jimmy Shine", Brooks Atkinson Theatre, opened on December 5, 1968 after 20 previews and closed on April 26, 1969 after 161 total performances. He won the Drama Desk award for Outstanding Performance. During performances, his female fans would pelt him with roses.
2 Biographical Movies |
1 Print Biography |
1 Portrayal |
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Sam Etic | Dasutin Hofuman
5' 5¾" (1.67 m)
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[in 2005] "I became an actor because I believed I was a failure. In acting, because so few of us ever get work, I could feel proud and fail with dignity. I was born into what I now know was a dysfunctional family. I found that out in therapy three weeks ago."
In 1997 he was one of a number of Hollywood stars and executives to sign an open letter to then-German chancellor Helmut Kohl
protesting the treatment of Scientologists in Germany, which was published as a newspaper advertisement in the International Herald Tribune.
He is famous for taking a wide range of difficult roles, such as a crippled street hustler in Midnight Cowboy
(1969); an actor pretending to be a woman in Tootsie
(1982), an autistic person in Rain Man
(1988) and a Captain Pirate in Hook