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Born: November 19, 1936 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Gibbon, Nebraska, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

On the Sly: In Search of the Family Stone (2017)
A guerilla-style documentary that follows super-fan Michael Ruberstone on his journey to track down Sly Stone, of the infamous 60's funk band "Sly and the Family Stone."
Best of Enemies (2015)
In the summer of 1968 television news changed forever. Dead last in the ratings, ABC hired two towering public intellectuals to debate each other during the Democratic and Republican national conventions. William F. Buckley Jr. was a leading light of the new conservative movement. A Democrat and cou
Moms Mabley: I Got Somethin' to Tell You (2013)
African-American stand-up comedienne Moms Mabley broke racial and sexual boundaries as a pioneering comic talent. Here, Whoopi Goldberg reveals Mabley's historical significance and her profound influence as a performer ahead of her time.
Deceptive Practices: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay (2013)
Interviews and archival material document the career of magician Ricky Jay and illustrate his lifelong passion for the craft that began when he was a small child.
Excuse Me for Living (2012)
Dan Topler should be on top of the world - but instead, he's on top of the Brooklyn Bridge, ready to jump until NYPD Officer Franklin pulls him back from the ledge. That means another trip to court, where the cocaine-addicted Dan is sent to rehab again. Housed in a cushy, seaside clinic called Liv
Smash His Camera (2010)
Features the original American paparazzo, Ron Galella. Dogged in his quest to photograph celebrities in unguarded moments, Galella defines his passion for his work by the ups and downs of his career, documenting the parade of stars at a thriving Studio 54, having the dubious honor of being sued by J
Duane Hopwood (2005)
Duane is a down-on-his-luck divorced father who works the night shift as a pit boss at Caesars Palace in Atlantic City. Heartsick about the demise of his marriage to Linda, Duane does nothing much in his daily life but work and drink. When his visitation rights are threatened after he's caught drivi
Inside Deep Throat (2005) as Cast
It was a $25,000 movie that became a $600 million phenomenon. It caused and administration to declare war on freedom. It turned buying a ticket into an act of revolution. Generally considered the most profitable motion picture of all time, the 1972 adult film Deep Throat was more than a titillating
Frequency (2000) as Himself
A tale of time travel in which a father and a son reach out to one another across parallel universes to stop a terrible crime: For John Sullivan, there is no question. He would undo the events of October 12, 1969, when the out-of-control Bruxton fire took the life of his father, a heroic firefighter
Elvis Meets Nixon (1997) as Narration
Telefilm based on the true story of the weekend in December 1970 when Elvis Presley decided to leave Graceland and meet with President Nixon. For superstar performer Elvis Presley, the all-consuming need-of-the-moment is a change of pace, so he sneaks away from his bodyguards and heads for Washingto
Good Money (1996)
Jeremiah Bosgang charts his career as a struggling writer-turned-NBC executive-turned-struggling writer.
Forrest Gump (1994) as Himself
A mentally challenged man stumbles through formative events in U.S. history.
Heliumhead (1994)
A tale about a helium-sucking madman who can't seem to quit the habit.
Barbarians At the Gate (1993) as Himself
The story of the record-setting $25 billion leveraged buyout of RJR Nabisco, and the effect of the move on employees.
Year Of The Gun (1991) as Ben Gershon
In Italy in the late 1970s, an American novelist is accused of being involved in the Red Brigades terrorist orginization and their kidnapping of Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro.
Funny (1989) as Television Host
Various celebrities and non-celebrities tell jokes, and funny stories.
After School (1989) as Himself
A student falls in love with her philosophy tutor, and he slowly discovers his feelings for her.
Moon Over Parador (1988) as Himself
A Caribbean government minister persuades an American actor to impersonate the country''s dictator, who is actuallly dead.
Beetlejuice (1988) as Bernard
The ghosts of a happy couple enlist a "bio-exorcist" to evict the new owners of their former home.
Acting: Lee Strasberg and The Actors Studio (1981) as Himself
Lee Strasberg and The Actors Studio that he created are documented. Strasberg is interviewed, seen reacting to filmed performances by legendary actors, as well as with his friends and those he is mentoring. Actors Studio graduate Jane Fonda talks about the benefits of her education there, and clips
Health (1980)
Power Play (1978) as Himself
Annie Hall (1977) as Himself
A comedian and an aspiring singer try to overcome their neuroses and find happiness.
Cocksucker Blues (1972)
A documentary on the Rolling Stones' 1972 North American Tour.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg, The (1993)
Political activist, musician, sexual misfit and legendary writer Ginsberg re-defined poetry with his 1956 masterpiece "Howl." This documentary looks at Ginsberg's life and work and includes interviews with Ken Kesey, Norman Mailer, Joan Baez, William S. Burroughs and Timothy Leary.
Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg, The (1993)
Political activist, musician, sexual misfit and legendary writer Ginsberg re-defined poetry with his 1956 masterpiece "Howl." This documentary looks at Ginsberg's life and work and includes interviews with Ken Kesey, Norman Mailer, Joan Baez, William S. Burroughs and Timothy Leary.

Cast (special)

Joan Rivers: The E! True Hollywood Story (2001) as Interviewee
Viewers know Joan Rivers as a pioneer in comedy, a controversial talk show host, the queen of the red carpet, a fashion maven, a devoted mother and now a proud grandmother. But that's only half the story. The other half is revealed and it tells the story of the rise and fall, and rise and fall and r
Once Upon a Sleigh Ride (2000) as Narration
Documentary profile of American composer Leroy Anderson (1908-1975). Anderson was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to musical parents. By age 11, he was enrolled at the New England Conservatory of Music, and after he graduated from Harvard, Anderson wrote his first original work, "Jazz Pizzicato,"
Great American History Quiz: Heroes and Villains, The (2000)
Chevy Chase tests viewers' knowledge of American heroes and villains in this new installment of the family quiz show.
Great American History Quiz: Pursuit of Happiness, The (2000)
Game show that tests viewers' knowledge about how Americans have exercised their right to have fun. Among the celebrities asking questions and providing answers are Kellie Martin, Miss Piggy, Maya Angelou and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Sell & Spin: A History of Advertising (1999) as Narration
Documentary about how products, ideas and people have been sold over the years. The program traces the development of advertising techniques and examines some of the most successful and disastrous campaigns ever developed.
Intimate Portrait: Clare Booth Luce (1999) as Narration
Documentary about the life of author and diplomat Clare Booth Luce.
Straight Shooter: The Story of The Mamas and the Papas (1999) as Interviewee
The story of '60s pop music group The Mamas & The Papas -- John Phillips, Cass Elliot, Michelle Phillips and Denny Doherty.
It's Only Talk: The Real Story of America's Talk Shows (1999) as Interviewee
Documentary that examines the phenomenon of talk shows. The program takes viewers back to the early days of TV, when talk shows were either daytime "chat shows" full of helpful hints or nighttime celebrity shows with famous people discussing their lives. That simple formula began to change as televi
Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary Primetime Special (1999)
A live broadcast of the 25th anniversary of "Saturday Night Live," featuring clips and highlights from previous seasons as well as appearances by former regulars and former guest hosts.
NYTV: By the People Who Made It (1998) as Interviewee
History of New York television as told through the collective voices of its celebrities and innovators. Interviews are supplemented by archival film clips from classic programs made in New York as well as scenes from shows currently produced in New York.
Janis Joplin: The E! True Hollywood Story (1998) as Interviewee
Profile of singer Janis Joplin, whose death in 1970 at the age of 27 cut short a career which left an indelible mark on the history of rock and roll.
Howard Stern: Radio Rebel (1996) as Interviewee
Biographical documentary of syndicated radio show host Howard Stern.
Talk Back America III (1995)
For the third time in three years, the hosts of CNBC's talk shows gather to ask each other questions, as well as to take questions from live studio and home audiences.
Talk Back America II (1994)
Talk show hosts interview each other and take call from viewers.
Miss America Pageant, The (1993) as Judge
A presentation of the 73rd edition of the Miss America Pageant.
One on One: Classic Television Interviews (1993)
Highlights of interviews from television archives with world leaders, entertainers and others, plus historic events, unusual moments and memorable human interest stories.
Talk Back America Special (1993)
Talk show hosts interview each other and take call from viewers.
Groucho Marx (1993)
Documentary on the life of Groucho Marx.
James Brown -- The Man, The Music & The Message (1992) as Host
A syndicated special focusing on the life and career of singer James Brown.
Here He Is... The One, The Only... Groucho (1991)
A special on the life and career of Groucho Marx. Includes recollections from his family and friends, and clips and photos that highlight Marx's life.
CNBC's Prime Time Preview (1991)
A special previewing new evening programming on CNBC.
Robert Redford & Sydney Pollack: The Men and Their Movies (1990) as Host
A special highlighting actor/producer/director Robert Redford's 30-year career in motion pictures and his special relationship with director Sidney Pollack. The program also features personal interviews and clips from Redford's films.
Spy Magazine Presents How to Be Famous (1990)
A special examining America's fascination with celebrities. Based on the irreverent, satirical humor of "Spy Magazine."
2 Years... Later (1990)
A special marking the second anniversary of the late-night series "Later with Bob Costas," which features clips of some of Costas's most memorable in-depth interviews of the past season.
1990 Ace Awards-11th Annual (1990) as Presenter
Live presentation of the eleventh annual ACE Awards, honoring the best in made-for-cable programming. Sponsored by the National Academy of Cable Programming.
Night of 100 Stars III (1990)
A celebrity benefit for The Actors' Fund of America, featuring music, songs, dance and comedy. Features nearly 175 stars of stage, screen, sports, and fashion.
Designing Edge: An Aspen Journal, The (1988)
A documentary exploring the influence of design on shaping our culture as discussed at an annual international conference of designers at the Aspen Institute.
Classical Music Awards, The (1988)
A broadcast of the Classical Music Awards, taped October 26, 1988.
College Bowl (1987) as Host
A new version of the perennial game show which matches the wits of 16 colleges with finals held on December 20, 1987. "The College Bowl" originally aired between 1959 and 1970, first on CBS and then on NBC.
Penn & Teller's Invisible Thread (1987)
Penn Jillette and Teller, his one-name partner, appear in a comedy special in which they are called upon to display their unique brand of humor to save civilization from strange extraterrestrial beings who have invaded Earth and who, disgruntled and bored with the mundane nature of human life, threa
Japan's Grand Kabuki in America (1986) as Host
A program documenting the U.S. tour of the Grand Kabuki, Japan's largest Kabuki troupe, during the summer of 1985. Backstage tours and interviews are included.
Bodywatch: In Search of the Perfect Day (1986) as Host
An educational special in which a studio audience makes up a quiz consisting of 17 questions on stress, exercise, nutrition, and sex. The answers to the questions are provided by experts in pre-taped segments shot on location.
Bob Hope Buys NBC? (1985) as Guest
Bob puts together a telethon to raise funds to buy NBC, his adopted network, in this hour-long variety special of music, dance, and comedy.
Yesteryear... 1927 (1985) as Host
A special return installment of HBO's historical documentary series "Yesteryear." The program combines period film footage, photos and the video technique UltaMat to take viewers back to the days of peace, prosperity and Prohibition in the year 1927.
Harry Belafonte: Don't Stop The Carnival (1985)
Taped in July, 1985, at Centennial Concert Hall in Winnipeg, A concert of Harry Belafonte's elaborate pop/folk/calypso stylings, featuring his warm and humorous interplay with the audience. Supported by back-up singers and a sixteen-piece band, he performs some of his best-known tunes.
Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope's Super Birthday Special (1984)
An eighty-first birthday celebration for Bob Hope, taped at the New Orleans World's Fair.
Parade of Stars (1983) as Guest
Celebrities perform in a benefit for the Actor's Fund Charity in a program that recalls vaudeville's golden age.
Marx Brothers in a Nutshell, The (1982)
A tribute to the classic comedy team, The Marx Brothers. The program includes some of the most popular moments from their films as well as previously unseen footage from newsreels, home movies, promotional trailers, and a recently discovered unfinished television pilot the boys produced but never, s
Teddy Pendergrass in Concert (1982)
Teddy Pendergrass's last performance before his paralyzing auto accident in March, 1982, was taped before an SRO audience at Odeon Hall in London. The program begins with an on-camera interview granted to Dick Cavett at the recuperating singer's Philadelphia home.
Giselle (1977) as Host
A live telecast of Adolphe Adam's ballet "Giselle," performed by the American Ballet Theatre.
Zubin Mehta, the New York Philharmonic and Shirley Verrett (1977) as Host
From the stage of Avery Fisher Hall in New York, Zubin Mehta conducts the New York Philharmonic in a concert with guest soloist, soprano Shirley Verrett.
Swan Lake (1976) as Host; Interviewer
A live telecast of a performance of Tchaikovsky's well-known and well-loved ballet, from a production by the American Ballet Theatre.
Andre Watts (1976) as Host
A recital featuring renowned pianist Andre Watts, telecast live from the stage of Avery Fisher Hall in New York.
New York Philharmonic, The (1976) as Host
Rafael Kubelik conducts the New York Philharmonic in a live telecast from Avery Fisher Hall in New York, with pianist Claudio Arrau performing music by Beethoven.
Dick Cavett's Backlot USA (1976) as Host
A look at the golden age of Hollywood by way of a tour of the backlots of the once-powerful studios.
Barber of Seville, The (1976) as Host
A live broadcast of a performance of Rossini's comic opera, from a production by the New York City Opera Company.
Funny Girl to Funny Lady (1975)
A concert starring Barbra Streisand.
Nightside (1973) as Himself
The story of Carmine Kelly, a press agent who covers the midnight action in New York City. In the pilot, Kelly attempts to help protect his friend Smitty from the impending destruction of her restaurant -- a hangout for actors, writers, businessmen, "and other folk who brighten up when the sun goes
Plimpton! Did You Hear the One About...? (1971)
A behind-the-scenes look at the world of stand-up comedy as seen through the eyes of do-it-himself author George Plimpton, who bravely strives to get laughs from audiences and finds how exquisitely painful it is to get silence.

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