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John Cassavetes

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Also Known As: Died: February 3, 1989
Born: December 9, 1929 Cause of Death: cirrhosis of the liver
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1950:
Professional acting debut with a Providence, Rhode Island stock company
1951:
First film as extra, "14 Hours"
1953:
First film as supporting actor, "Taxi"
1953:
First Broadway play as stage manager, "The Fifth Season"
1953:
Television acting debut in "Paso Doble" on "Omnibus" series
1955:
First film as star, "The Night Holds Terror/Crime in the Streets"
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Starred in TV series "Johnny Staccato"
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Taught method acting at Burt Lane's Drama Workshop, NYC
1960:
Film directing debut with "Shadows"
1961:
Hired by Paramount to direct; contract terminated after failure of "Too Late Blues"
1961:
Debut as film producer, "Too Late Blues"
1962:
Directed wife Gena Rowlands in "A Child Is Waiting"; also featured Judy Garland
1967:
Received Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for "The Dirty Dozen"
1968:
Began practice of previewing films on college campuses with "Faces", co-starring Rowlands; earned Best Original Screenplay Oscar nomination
1968:
Co-starred as Mia Farrow's husband in the thriller "Rosemary's Baby"
1970:
Directed himself in "Husbands"
1974:
Received Academy Award nomination as Best Director for "A Woman Under the Influence"; film starred Rowlands and Peter Falk; Rowlands also nominated for a Best Actress Oscar
1980:
Debut as playwright, "The East/West Game" produced in Los Angeles
1980:
Helmed "Gloria", with Rowlands as a tough gun moll who reluctantly cares for an orphan
1981:
Refurbished theater in Hollywood ("Center Theater") and built acting company
1986:
Directed final film "Big Trouble"

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