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Also Known As: Laurence George Luckinbill Died:
Born: November 21, 1934 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Fort Smith, Arkansas, USA Profession: actor, director, producer, acting teacher, stage manager, cannery worker

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A character lead and supporting player who has had more endurance on the stage than in TV or films, Laurence Luckinbill first came to attention playing Hank, the "bisexual with a preference" member of "The Boys in the Band". He reprised the role in Mart Crowley's landmark play both the London production and William Friedkin's 1970 screen adaptation. Luckinbill has had a long career performing in everything from soap operas to features to plays.

A character lead and supporting player who has had more endurance on the stage than in TV or films, Laurence Luckinbill first came to attention playing Hank, the "bisexual with a preference" member of "The Boys in the Band". He reprised the role in Mart Crowley's landmark play both the London production and William Friedkin's 1970 screen adaptation. Luckinbill has had a long career performing in everything from soap operas to features to plays.

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DIRECTOR:

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CAST: (feature film)

2.
 Messenger Of Death (1988) Homer Foxx
3.
 To Heal a Nation (1988) Senator Bob Mathias
4.
 Cocktail (1988) Mr Mooney
5.
 One Terrific Guy (1986) Jim Burton
6.
 Not For Publication (1984) Mayor Claud Franklyn
7.
 Mating Season, The (1980) Harry Mcclain
8.
 Promise, The (1979) Dr Gregson
9.
 November Plan, The (1976) Noel Crossman Jr
10.
 Lindbergh Kidnapping Case, The (1976) Governor Hal Hoffman
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1956:
Served in US Army
1957:
Was actor and stage manager with National Players, Inc.
1959:
Made Off-Broadway debut in "Oedipus Rex"
1961:
Was drama advisor to the US State Department in Khartoum, Sudan; directed "Macbeth"
1962:
Named visiting lecturer at University of Rome; also directed Italian production of "Our Town"
1963:
Made Broadway debut as Will Roper in "A Man for All Seasons"; also appeared in the role in national tour
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Taught acting at Queensborough Community College, Queens, NY
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Appeared on CBS soap opera "The Secret Storm"
1968:
Played Hank in Mart Crowley's off-Broadway play "The Boys in the Band"
1969:
Made London debut reprising role of Hank in "The Boys in the Band"
1970:
Made film debut as Hank in William Friedkin's film version of "The Boys in the Band"
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Appeared on CBS soap opera "Where the Heart Is"
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Had first primetime series, "The Delphi Bureau" (ABC)
1974:
Made TV-movie debut, "Murder, Impossible"
1978:
Was founding director, New York Actors Theatre
1985:
Narrated miniseries "Space" (CBS)
1987:
Played President Lyndon Johnson in one-man special on PBS; later toured with stage version entitled "Lyndon Johnson"
1989:
Played Sybok in "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier"
1993:
Executive produced (with wife, Lucie Arnaz), "Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie" (NBC)
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Education

HB Studio: New York , New York -
Fort Smith Junior College: Fort Smith , Arkansas - 1951 - 1952
University of Arkansas: Little Rock , Arkansas - 1955
Catholic University of America: Washington , Washington D.C. - 1957
New York University: New York , New York - 1980

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wife:
Robin Strasser. Actor. Married November 19, 1966; divorced.
wife:
Lucie Arnaz. Actor, singer. Married June 22, 1980.

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father:
Laurence Benedict Luckinbill.
mother:
Agnes Luckinbill.
son:
Laurence Nicholas Luckinbill. Mother, Robin Strasser; born c. 1968.
son:
Benjamin Joseph Luckinbill. Mother, Robin Strasser; born c. 1975.
son:
Simon Luckinbill. Mother, Lucie Arnaz; born c. 1981.
son:
Joseph Luckinbill. Mother Lucie Arnaz; born c. 1983.
daughter:
Katherine Luckinbill. Mother Lucie Arnaz; born c. 1985.
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