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Also Known As: Died: July 9, 2002
Born: April 14, 1925 Cause of Death: died from pneumonia and kidney failure
Birth Place: Westhampton, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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After serving in the US Navy (1942-1945), worked in civil service
1948:
Appeared in over 250 live TV dramas
1951:
Broadway debut in "Night Music"
1951:
Film acting debut in "Teresa"
1954:
Received first Oscar nomination, as Best Supporting Actor, for his role in "On the Waterfront"
1956:
Played first leading role in features in "The Harder They Fall", opposite Humphrey Bogart
1957:
First received top billing in a feature film in "Run of the Arrow"
1957:
Made first film outside the US, "Across the Bridge", a British production
1957:
Starred in the TV pilot, "The Lonely Wizard", for an untitled anthology series which was not picked up; marked Steiger's last TV role for 20 years
1959:
Played first biographical film role, "Al Capone"
1962:
Had leading role in the stage play "Moby Dick--Rehearsed", written by Orson Wells
1963:
Acted in first foreign-language feature, "Le mani sulla citta/Hands Over the City", directed by Francesco Rosi
1965:
Earned Best Actor Academy Award nomination for "The Pawnbroker"
1968:
Won Best Actor Oscar for "In the Heat of the Night"
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Acted primarily in features shot in Europe, especially Italy
1977:
Returned to TV after 20 years to play Pontius Pilate in his first TV miniseries, "Jesus of Nazareth"
1983:
First TV-movie, "Cook & Peary: The Race to the Pole", with Steiger as explorer Robert E Peary and co-star Richard Chamberlain as Frederick Cook
1987:
Appeared as himself in the interview documentary feature, "Hello Actors Studio"
1997:
Received star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (April 10)
2001:
Portrayed a dying patriarch in the independent feature "A Month of Sundays"
2003:
Co-starred in the feature "Poolhall Junkies"

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