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Overview (2)

Born in New York City, New York, USA
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA  (complications from cancer)

Mini Bio (1)

The Founder & Artistic Director of the American Theatre of Harlem. Born and raised in Harlem, New York, he began his career in the play "Golden Boy". Spotted by an editor from Ebony Magazine, he was chosen as the first male model for the now famous "Ebony Fashion Fair". After five years of tuxedos and bikinis, Hal had saved enough money to concentrate on his acting lessons. Sidney Poitier, Lloyd Richards, Lee Strasberg and Frank Silvera were his instructors. Hal has directed over fifty plays, written several plays, screenplays and adapted novels for television. He brought to us a vision borne of his background and his hope for what the future can become.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: <flo_oliver@hotmail.com>

Spouse (5)

Sheila Wills (? - ?) ( divorced)
Elaine Walker May (? - ?) ( 2 children)
Lenore DeKoven (? - ?)
Angelique (? - ?)
Suzanne (? - 16 June 1997) ( his death) ( ' (? - ?))

Trivia (10)

(1983-1986) Director of Development for New Ventures at Universal Studios
(1977-1979) Assistant Vice President at Paramount Television
(1974-1977) Production manager of the New York Philharmonic with 'Leonard Bernstein'.
Producer of Dance Theatre of Harlem - New York, NY [1974]
(1970-1973) Artistic Director - Inner City Repertory Company - Los Angeles, CA
(1963-1969) Stage Manager - New York Shakespeare Festival - New York, NY
Production Stage Manager - John F. Kennedy Center - Washington, D.C. [1962]
(1958-1962) First Male Model - Ebony Fashion Fair - Chicago, IL
Ex-brother-in-law of Deborah Lacey.
Has two children Tracey and Hal Drew.

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