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Overview (3)

Born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Died in New York City, New York, USA  (cancer)
Birth NameJulia Anne Bovasso

Mini Bio (1)

Julie Bovasso was born on August 1, 1930 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Julia Anne Bovasso. She is known for her work on Saturday Night Fever (1977), Moonstruck (1987) and The Verdict (1982). She was married to Len Wayland and George Earl Ortman. She died on September 14, 1991 in New York City.

Spouse (2)

Len Wayland (12 August 1959 - 1964) ( divorced)
George Earl Ortman (4 February 1951 - 1958) ( divorced)

Trivia (6)

Actress, playwright and dialect coach. Her roles in film were always memorable and director Sidney Lumet called her "one of the best actresses we've ever had in this country".
During the late 1960s and early 1970s, Bovasso was involved with La Mama Experimental Theatre Club, both directing and performing in her own experimental plays, such as "Schubert's Last Serenade" and "Angelo's Wedding", and winning a Triple Obie Award as playwright, director and actress for "Gloria and Esperanza" in 1969.
Was a drama instructor at the New School for Social Research, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, and Sarah Lawrence College.
In 1953, Bovasso founded the Tempo Playhouse, which earned her the Obie Award for best experimental theatre in 1956. In this forum, she directed, produced and performed in "The Typewriter" and "The Lesson", and received an Obie Award for her performance in twentieth-century French author Jean Genet's "The Maids".
Her parents were Angela (Padovani), who was born in Rome, Italy, and Bernard M. Bovasso, who was born in Manhattan, to Italian parents.
She died of cancer at Tisch Hospital in Manhattan, NYC.

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