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Julian Beck (I) (1925–1985)

A bold, innovative, avant-garde figure in theatre who helped revolutionized the style of playwriting and acting in the 1950s and 1960s, actor/writer/producer/directer Julian Beck was certainly a odd-looking sort with his baleful, hollow eyes, stark and skullish features and near-bald dome capped by long fringes of stringy hair along the side. He ... See full bio »

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The Cotton Club
The Cotton Club Sol Weinstein
9½ Weeks
9½ Weeks Dinner Guest
Oedipus Rex
Oedipus Rex Tiresia


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 1986 9½ Weeks
Dinner Guest
 1985 Miami Vice (TV Series)
J. J. Johnston
- The Prodigal Son (1985) ... J. J. Johnston
 1984 The Cotton Club
Sol Weinstein
 1982 Il fascino dell'insolito (TV Series)
Il rabbino Aser
- La tortura della speranza (1982) ... Il rabbino Aser
 1969 Amore e rabbia
Dying Man (segment "Agonia")
 1968 Se l'inconscio si ribella (Short)
 1968 Candy
 1967 Oedipus Rex
 1958 Narcissus
Narration (voice)
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Wrote a personal journal of his theatrical experiences, particularly those with his Living Theatre Company, in his book "The Life of the Theatre: The Relation of the Artist to the Struggle of the People," published in 1972 by City Lights Books.

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5' 10½" (1.79 m)

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Among his many awards were the Lola D'Annunzio in 1959, the Obie in 1960, the Grand Prix of the Theatre des Nations in 1961, the Brandeis University Creative Arts Award in 1961, and the New England Theatre Conference Award in 1962. See more »

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