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Cliff Gorman (October 13, 1936 – September 5, 2002) was an American stage and screen actor.[1] He won an Obie award
Obie award
in 1968 for the stage presentation of The Boys in the Band,[1] and went on to reprise his role in the 1970 film version.[2]

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1 Filmography 2 Feature film 3 Life and career 4 Personal life 5 Death 6 References 7 External links

Filmography[edit] Feature film[edit]

1969 Justine 1970 The Boys in the Band 1973 Cops and Robbers 1973 Rosebud 1975 The Silence 1976 Brinks: The Great Robbery 1977 Having Babies II 1978 An Unmarried Woman 1979 All That Jazz 1980 Night of the Juggler 1981 The Bunker

Life and career[edit] Gorman was born Joel Joshua Goldberg in Queens, New York, the son of Jewish parents, Ethel (née Kaplan) and Samuel Goldberg, who later changed their surname to Gorman.[3][4] He attended The High School of Music & Art in Manhattan.[1] Gorman won a Tony Award
Tony Award
in 1972 for playing Lenny Bruce
Lenny Bruce
in the play Lenny.[1] Although the film version, directed by Bob Fosse, featured Dustin Hoffman, Gorman was recruited to portray a Dustin Hoffman-like character portraying Lenny Bruce, in a side-story in Fosse's autobiographical film All That Jazz (1979).[5] He played Joseph Goebbels
Joseph Goebbels
in the 1981 TV movie The Bunker, and co-starred as Lt. Andrews in the film Angel (1984). He had roles in movies like Cops and Robbers (1973), Rosebud (1975), Brinks: The Great Robbery (1976), An Unmarried Woman
An Unmarried Woman
(1978) with Jill Clayburgh, Night of the Juggler (1980), Hoffa
Hoffa
(1992) with Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
and Danny DeVito, and Night and the City (1992).[citation needed] His TV work included performances in series like Law and Order, Murder, She Wrote and the 1970s drama Police Story, written by former LAPD
LAPD
Detective Sergeant Joseph Wambaugh.[citation needed] Personal life[edit] Gorman and his wife cared for his fellow The Boys in the Band performer Robert La Tourneaux
Robert La Tourneaux
in the last few months of his battle against AIDS, until La Tourneaux's death on June 3, 1986.[citation needed] Death[edit] Gorman died of leukemia in 2002, aged 65, although his final film, Kill the Poor, was not released until 2006. He was survived by his wife, Gayle Gorman. References[edit]

^ a b c d "Cliff Gorman, 65, Portrayer Of Lenny Bruce
Lenny Bruce
on Broadway". The New York Times. September 13, 2002.  ^ Canby, Vincent (March 18, 1970). " The Boys in the Band
The Boys in the Band
(1970)". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-10-13.  ^ "Cliff Gorman". Filmreference.com.  ^ Flatley, Guy (June 6, 1971). ". . . But Cliff Is a Cool 'Lenny'; Cliff Gorman Is a Cool 'Lenny'". The New York Times. p. D1.  ^ Canby, Vincent (December 20, 1979). "All That Jazz (1979) The Screen: Roy Scheider Stars in 'All That Jazz':Peter Pan Syndrome". The New York Times. 

External links[edit]

Biography portal

Cliff Gorman on IMDb Cliff Gorman at the Internet Broadway Database
Internet Broadway Database
Cliff Gorman at the Internet Off-Broadway Database Cliff Gorman at Find a Grave

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Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play

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