Ben Gazzara Overview

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Born: August 28, 1930

Born in New York's Lower East Side to Sicilian immigrant parents, Gazzara was a reluctant engineering student with an itch to act who finally quit college after receiving a scholarship to study acting. He was later invited to join the prestigious Actors Studio in New York and from there went on to Broadway success in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and A Hatful of Rain. Although his early promise failed to materialize into the kind of film career critics thought he might have, the worst that can be... See All

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