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|Also Known As:||Kevin Norwood Bacon||Died:|
|Born:||July 8, 1958||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA||Profession:||Cast ... actor director songwriter musician packing clerk at medical book warehouse waiter|
Thanks to the sudden celebrity born from his electrifying performance in "Footloose" (1984), actor Kevin Bacon was transformed from a virtual unknown into an unlikely heartthrob who graced the covers of magazines like Teen Beat - something he struggled in vain to live down for the rest of his career. Though he subsequently delivered strong performances in "JFK" (1991), "A Few Good Men" (1992) and "The Woodsman" (2004), Bacon was hounded by "Footloose" fans who recognized nothing else of his career beyond that iconic performance. Always gracious despite the desire to move on - he was known to have bribed DJs at clubs and parties to not play the Kenny Loggins song - the actor had on occasion obliged calls to recreate the famous warehouse dance scene, despite ever-present reservations. He was even more of a good sport with Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, a parlor game created by three college students in 1994, which claimed that any actor in the history of filmmaking could be connected to him in six links or less. Regardless of the strange trappings of his particular celebrity, Bacon remained a versatile actor capable of turning in exquisite performances in either leading or supporting roles.
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