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Also Known As: Joe Bologna Died:
Born: December 30, 1934 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: actor, playwright, screenwriter

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Character player of the 1970s and 80s, usually in comic roles; outstanding as the manic host of an old-time TV variety show in the hilarious "My Favorite Year" (1982). Bologna writes for theater and TV with his wife, Renee Taylor; the duo co-adapted (from their own plays) "Lovers and Other Strangers" (1970) and the 1989 feature, "It Had to Be You", which they co-directed. Taylor and Bologna also co-wrote, co-directed and co-starred in "Love Is All There Is" (1995), a feature inspired by Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" about two feuding families whose children fall in love. The feature was shown out of competition at the Cannes Film Festival.

Character player of the 1970s and 80s, usually in comic roles; outstanding as the manic host of an old-time TV variety show in the hilarious "My Favorite Year" (1982). Bologna writes for theater and TV with his wife, Renee Taylor; the duo co-adapted (from their own plays) "Lovers and Other Strangers" (1970) and the 1989 feature, "It Had to Be You", which they co-directed. Taylor and Bologna also co-wrote, co-directed and co-starred in "Love Is All There Is" (1995), a feature inspired by Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" about two feuding families whose children fall in love. The feature was shown out of competition at the Cannes Film Festival.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Love Is All There Is (1996) Director
2.
  It Had to Be You (1989) Director
3.
  Bedrooms (1984) Director
4.
  Good Penny (1977) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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4.
 Returning Mickey Stern (2003) Mickey Stern
5.
 Big Daddy (1999) Mr Koufax
6.
 Blink of An Eye (1999) Renfro
7.
 Baby Huey's Great Easter Adventure (1999) Pt Wynnsocki
8.
9.
 Love Is All There Is (1996) Mike
10.
 Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love (1994) Aaron Humphrey
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1970:
Screenwriting debut, "Lovers and Other Strangers"
1971:
Film acting debut in "Made For Each Other"
1982:
Won acclaim for his performance as a Sid Caesar-like TV comic in "My Favorite Year"
1999:
Played Adam Sandler's father in "Big Daddy"
2001:
Directed wife in "An Evening With Golda Meir"
2001:
Co-wrote and co-starred in the Broadway play "If You Ever Leave Me, I'm Going With You"
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Education

Brown University: Providence , Rhode Island -

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wife:
Renee Taylor. Actor, screenwriter. Married on August 6, 1965.

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son:
Gabriel Bologna. Actor. Mother, Renee Taylor; married actor Lisbet Stensland in July 1990 (niece of the late Inger Stevens).
grandson:
Juliano Bologna. Born c. 1995.

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