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Born: May 11, 1934 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Paris, FR Profession: actor, director, screenwriter, theater manager

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A lean and bony actor and theater director with a prominent chin and forehead, Andre Gregory parlayed his equally prominent gift for gab into a "late-blooming" career performing in features. Born in a Paris hotel because his mother left a card game with a Turkish ambassador a bit too late, Gregory grew up in Hollywood, where, by his own admission, he could "look out of our window and see Garbo and Dietrich and Flynn and Thomas Mann playing doubles." He attended Harvard and, set on becoming an actor, studied at the Neighborhood Playhouse and the Actors Studio, but success eluded him. Before chucking a performing arts career to pursue law, he briefly tried directing and, to his own surprise, found a niche in avant-garde theater, staging Jean Genet's "The Blacks" Off-Broadway in 1962. Soon thereafter, he set up his own theater projects in both Philadelphia and Los Angeles.

A lean and bony actor and theater director with a prominent chin and forehead, Andre Gregory parlayed his equally prominent gift for gab into a "late-blooming" career performing in features. Born in a Paris hotel because his mother left a card game with a Turkish ambassador a bit too late, Gregory grew up in Hollywood, where, by his own admission, he could "look out of our window and see Garbo and Dietrich and Flynn and Thomas Mann playing doubles." He attended Harvard and, set on becoming an actor, studied at the Neighborhood Playhouse and the Actors Studio, but success eluded him. Before chucking a performing arts career to pursue law, he briefly tried directing and, to his own surprise, found a niche in avant-garde theater, staging Jean Genet's "The Blacks" Off-Broadway in 1962. Soon thereafter, he set up his own theater projects in both Philadelphia and Los Angeles.

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3.
 Fear of Falling (2013)
4.
 Goodbye Lover (1998) Reverend Finlayson
5.
 Celebrity (1998) John Papadakis
6.
 Hudson River Blues (1997) Will
7.
 Who Is Henry Jaglom? (1995) Himself
8.
 Last Summer in the Hamptons (1995) Ivan Axelrod
9.
 Shadow, The (1994) Burbank
10.
 Vanya on 42nd Street (1994) Himself
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Raised in Hollywood
1949:
Acting on the advice of her close friend Marlene Dietrich, Gregory's mother took him to thyroid treatments at age 14 to bring down his weight from 250 pounds (date approximate)
1962:
Attempt to launch career as an actor initially unsuccessful; decided to quit at age 28 (date approximate)
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Decided to become a lawyer but took a shot at directing
1962:
Brought Jean Genet's landmark play, "The Blacks", to Off-Broadway
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Ran his own theaters, first in Philadelphia and later in Los Angeles
1968:
Returned to New York; founded The Manhattan Project, which lasted for eight years
1975:
First worked with actor-writer Wallace Shawn when The Manhattan Project presented Shawn's play, "Our Late Night"
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Toured with one of The Manhattan Project's most successful presentations, "Alice in Wonderland", through the USA, South America, Europe and the Middle East over the course of five years
1981:
Made feature acting and screenwriting debut as the title character in Louis Malle's "My Dinner with Andre", which co-starred and was co-written by Wallace Shawn
1986:
Performed as part of the company in a taped-for-TV concert presentation of the Stephen Sondheim musical "Follies" entitled "Follies in Concert"
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Played one of the leading roles in the Neil Simon Broadway comedy, "Rumors"
1989:
Played Prospero opposite his daughter Marina Gregory as Miranda in a production of Shakespeare's "The Tempest" presented by Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA
1993:
Series TV debut, guesting on an episode of the Fox-TV anthology drama, "Tribeca"; played a professor in the episode, "Heros Exoletus"
1994:
Reteamed with Shawn and Malle for "Vanya on 42nd Street" and played himself, Andre Gregory the director
1995:
Acted with son Nick in Henry Jaglom's "Last Summer in the Hamptons"; also appeared as himself in the documentary "Who is Henry Jaglom?"
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Education

Harvard University: Cambridge , Massachusetts -
The Neigborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre: New York , New York -
Actors Studio: New York , New York -

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wife:
Mercedes Gregory. Filmmaker, documentarian, theater administrator. Born in Bremen, Germany c. 1936; died February 10, 1992 at age 56, of breast cancer; of half-German, half-Argentinian ancestry; executive director of "A Bunch of Experimental Theaters", which handled administration and touring for a number of avant-garde theaters in New York; appeared on the cover of the first <i>Lear's</i> magazine.
wife:
Mercedes Gregory. Survived her.
wife:
Cindy Gregory. Has two others.

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mother:
Lydia Gregory. Model.
son:
Nicholas Gregory. Actor. Born c. 1960; appeared with father in Henry Jaglom's "Last Summer in the Hamptons" (1995).
son:
Nicholas Gregory. Had another; survived her.
daughter:
Marina Gregory. Actor. Born c. 1963.
daughter:
Marina Gregory. Rabbi.
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