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Also Known As: Died: September 19, 1992
Born: October 11, 1935 Cause of Death: complications arising from AIDS
Birth Place: Profession: actor, acting teacher, playwright, director

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Actor, playwright, director and acting teacher originated the role of Donald in the original Off-Broadway production of Mart Crowley's landmark gay-themed play, "The Boys in the Band" (1968). Combs went on to recreate the role in London and in William Friedkin's 1970 feature film. He appeared on TV in the soap "The Young and the Restless" and in various made-for-TV movies and miniseries including "The Users" (1978), "Roots: The Next Generations" (1979), and three titles directed by John Erman: "Moviola: The Silent Lovers" (1980), "Another Woman's Child" (1983), and "David" (1988). Combs also wrote several plays including "The Children's Mass", which he directed at the Cast Theater in Hollywood.

Actor, playwright, director and acting teacher originated the role of Donald in the original Off-Broadway production of Mart Crowley's landmark gay-themed play, "The Boys in the Band" (1968). Combs went on to recreate the role in London and in William Friedkin's 1970 feature film. He appeared on TV in the soap "The Young and the Restless" and in various made-for-TV movies and miniseries including "The Users" (1978), "Roots: The Next Generations" (1979), and three titles directed by John Erman: "Moviola: The Silent Lovers" (1980), "Another Woman's Child" (1983), and "David" (1988). Combs also wrote several plays including "The Children's Mass", which he directed at the Cast Theater in Hollywood.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 David (1988) Ken Curtis
2.
 Another Woman's Child (1983) Doctor
4.
 Users, The (1978) Editor
5.
 The Boys in the Band (1970) Donald
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Acting debut on Broadway in "A Taste of Honey"
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Appeared on stage in Franco Zeffirelli's production of "The Lady of the Camellias"
1968:
Created the role of Donald in the original Off-Broadway production of Mart Crowley's "The Boys in the Band"
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Recreated the role of Donald in the London production of "The Boys in the Band"
1970:
Feature film debut in director William Friedkin's film version of "The Boys in the Band"
1979:
Founded the LA/Actors' Lab
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Directed Harvey Fierstein's play, "International Stud"
1979:
Taught at the LA/Actors' Lab
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Notes

Combs received an award from L.A. WEEKLY for his direction of Harvey Fierstein's "International Stud".

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