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Born in New York, USA
Died in Nassau, New York, USA  (suicide)
Birth NameNeil Bernstein

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Neil Burstyn was born on July 17, 1939 in New York, USA as Neil Bernstein. He is known for his work on The Monkees (1966), Panic in Year Zero (1962) and The Young Savages (1961). He was married to Ellen Burstyn. He died on November 1, 1978 in Nassau, New York.

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Ellen Burstyn (1960 - 1971) ( divorced)

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Has an adopted son, Jefferson, with his ex-wife, Ellen Burstyn.
Suffering from mental illness, he stalked his ex-wife, actress Ellen Burstyn for a number of years. Committed suicide in 1978 by opening the window of his ninth-floor Manhattan apartment and jumping.
Talented writer and story editor (on TV's The Monkees (1966), whose '60s career began to slide while wife Ellen Burstyn's career began to rise.

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