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Also Known As: Died: September 7, 1991
Born: July 30, 1934 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Little Rock, Arkansas, USA Profession: actor, playwright

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Reliable, fair-haired stage actor, noted for his starring performances in Edward Albee's "American Dream" and "The Zoo Story" in the early 1960s. Piazza made his film debut in Sidney Furie's "A Dangerous Age" (1957) and portrayed studio chief Darryl F. Zanuck in "Guilty by Suspicion" (1991). Piazza also wrote plays and a novel, "The Exact and Very Strange Truth", which was published in 1964.

Reliable, fair-haired stage actor, noted for his starring performances in Edward Albee's "American Dream" and "The Zoo Story" in the early 1960s. Piazza made his film debut in Sidney Furie's "A Dangerous Age" (1957) and portrayed studio chief Darryl F. Zanuck in "Guilty by Suspicion" (1991). Piazza also wrote plays and a novel, "The Exact and Very Strange Truth", which was published in 1964.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Guilty By Suspicion (1991) Darryl Zanuck
2.
 Never Forget (1991) Institute For Historical Review Speaker
3.
 Clean & Sober (1988) Kramer (Recovery)
4.
 Consenting Adult (1985) Dr Nark Waldo
5.
 Mask (1985) Mr Simms
6.
 Waltz Across Texas (1983) Bill
8.
 Grace Kelly (1983)
9.
 Wall, The (1982) Janta
10.
 Matter of Life and Death, A (1981) Dr Laurie
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1952:
Stage debut, "Othello", at the Theatre Intime in Princeton NJ
1958:
Broadway debut in "Winesburg, Ohio"
1957:
Film debut, "A Dangerous Age" (director, Sidney J. Furie)
1961:
Played "Young Man" in Edward Albee's "The American Dream" at the York Playhouse, later (1962) in repertory with Albee's "The Zoo Story" at the Cherry Lane Theatre, New York
1965:
Played Dr. Mike Rogers on "Ben Casey" TV series
1969:
Wrote plays "Lime Green" and "Khaki Blue", performed at the Provincetown Playhouse, NY
:
Featured as Walt Driscoll on nighttime soap-opera, "Dallas"
1991:
Last TV acting role in "Never Forget" (shown on TNT)
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Education

Princeton University: -
Actors Studio: -

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wife:
Dolores Dorn-Heft. Divorced.
companion:
Wayne Tripp.

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father:
Charles Piazza.
mother:
Elfreida Piazza.

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"The Exact and Very Strange Truth"
"Khaki Blue"

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