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Also Known As: Yosl Papirofsky Died: October 31, 1991
Born: June 22, 1921 Cause of Death: prostate cancer
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: producer, actor

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Joseph Papp worked in a variety of genres and built up a diverse and reputable career. Papp worked on a variety of projects during his early entertainment career, including "Such Good Friends" (1971) starring Dyan Cannon, "King Lear" (PBS, 1973-74) and "That Championship Season" (1982). Papp had a diverse career throughout the eighties and the nineties, including "The Pirates of Penzance" with Kevin Kline (1983), "Plenty" (1985) starring Meryl Streep, "The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts" (CBS, 1987-88), "Talk Radio" with Eric Bogosian (1988) and "American Tribute to Vaclav Havel and a Celebration of Democracy in Czechoslovakia" (PBS, 1989-1990). Toward the end of his career, Papp acted in the Al Hirschfeld documentary "The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story" (1996). Papp was married to Gail Papp and had five children. Joseph Papp passed away in October 1991 at the age of 70.

Joseph Papp worked in a variety of genres and built up a diverse and reputable career. Papp worked on a variety of projects during his early entertainment career, including "Such Good Friends" (1971) starring Dyan Cannon, "King Lear" (PBS, 1973-74) and "That Championship Season" (1982). Papp had a diverse career throughout the eighties and the nineties, including "The Pirates of Penzance" with Kevin Kline (1983), "Plenty" (1985) starring Meryl Streep, "The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts" (CBS, 1987-88), "Talk Radio" with Eric Bogosian (1988) and "American Tribute to Vaclav Havel and a Celebration of Democracy in Czechoslovakia" (PBS, 1989-1990). Toward the end of his career, Papp acted in the Al Hirschfeld documentary "The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story" (1996). Papp was married to Gail Papp and had five children. Joseph Papp passed away in October 1991 at the age of 70.

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wife:
Gail Papp. Director of play development. Married January 18, 1976.

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sister:
Rhoda Lifschutz.
sister:
Anna Huberfield.
brother:
Philip Martel.
son:
Anthony Papp. Died of complications from AIDS in August 1991.
daughter:
Miranda Papp Odani.
daughter:
Barbara Mosser.
daughter:
Susan Lippman.
son:
Michael Faulkner.
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