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Joel Grey

Joel Grey, American actor.

Background

  • Grey, Joel was born on April 11, 1932 in Cleveland. Son of Mickey and Grace Katz.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Letters (honorary), Cleveland State University, 1974.

    Works

    • Began stage career in childhood, traveling with father as song and dance man, played Chez Paris, Chicago, at age 18. New York stage debut in The Littlest Revue, 1956. Appeared with national touring company of Stop the World on Broadway, 1963, Come Blow Your Horn, 1961, Half a Sixpence, 1965, George M, 1969, Harry, Noon and Night, 1965, Marco Polo Sings a Solo, 1977.

      Appeared on stage in Goodtime Charley, 1975, The Grand Tour, 1979, Silverlake, 1981, Pal Joey, 1983, 1988-1989, (off-Broadway), The Normal Heart, 1986, When We Dead Awaken, 1991. Starring role (Broadway production) Cabaret, 1966-1967, (Tony award 1967) (revival 1987-1988, national tour since 1988), also motion picture, 1972 (Academy award 1972). Television appearances include Evening at Pops, 1979, Dallas, 1991, Alias, 2005, others.

      (television specialists) George M, 1970, Twas the Night Before Christmas, 1974, Jubilee!, 1976, Night of 100 Stars, 1982, The Yeoman of the Guard, 1984. (television movie) The Wizard of Oz in Concert, 1995. (television miniseries) Queenie, 1987, Marilyn and Me, 1991, The Dangerous, 1995.

      (films) About Face, 1952, Calypso Heat Wave, 1957, Come September, 1961, Man on a Swing, 1974, Buffalo Bill and the Indians, 1975, The Seven Percent Solution, 1976, Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, 1985, Kafka, 1992, The Music of Chance, 1993, Venus Rising, 1995, The Fantasticks, 1995, The Empty Mirror, 1996, My Friend Joe, 1996, Reaching Normal, 1999, Just Desserts, 1999, Dancer in the Dark, 2000.

    Connections

    • Married Jo Wilder, June 29, 1958. Children: Jennifer, Jimmy.
    Joel Grey
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    Born April 11, 1932
    • 1974
      Cleveland State University