Jerzy Kosinski (1933–1991)


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Jerzy Kosinski was born on June 14, 1933 in Lódz, Lódzkie, Poland as Jerzy Lewinkopf. He was a writer and actor, known for Being There (1979), Reds (1981) and The Painted Bird (2019). He was married to Katherina ("Kiki") von Fraunhofer and Mary Hayward Weir. He died on May 3, 1991 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Being There Writer
(1979)
Reds Grigory Zinoviev
(1981)
(2019)
(1989)

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 2019 The Painted Bird (novel) (completed)
 1995 The Painted Boy (Documentary) (novel)
 1979 Being There (novel) / (screenplay)
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 1989 A Fool and His Money
Beggar
 1981 Reds
Grigory Zinoviev
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 1995 The Painted Boy (Documentary)
 1988 Lodz Ghetto (Documentary)
Mordechai Chaim Rumkowski (voice)
 1985 The Statue of Liberty (Documentary)
Himself - Writer
 1982-1984 Late Night with David Letterman (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode dated 4 April 1984 (1984) ... Himself
- Episode dated 20 May 1982 (1982) ... Himself
- Episode #1.42 (1982) ... Himself
 1982 The 54th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Presenter
 1971-1980 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode dated 18 September 1975 (1975) ... Himself
- Episode dated 9 May 1973 (1973) ... Himself
- Episode #12.47 (1973) ... Himself
- Episode dated 14 April 1972 (1972) ... Himself
 1973 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series)
Himself - Author
- Episode #12.181 (1973) ... Himself - Author
- Episode #12.129 (1973) ... Himself - Author
 1971 The David Frost Show (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #3.186 (1971) ... Himself
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 1995 Bookmark (TV Series)
Himself
- Sex, Lies and Jerzy Kosinski (1995) ... Himself
 1995 Arena (TV Series documentary)
Himself

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Novel: "Being There" (filmed as Being There (1979)).

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Once conducted an experiment in the difficulties new writers went through to get published: eight years after it won the National Book Award, he allowed another writer to change the title of his novel "Steps" and market it as his own. It was rejected by 13 agents and 14 publishers, including the one that had originally bought it. See more »

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