John Lithgow Overview

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Born: October 19, 1945

Born into a theatrical family in Rochester, New York, Lithgow made his stage debut at age six in Henry VI, Part III. After graduating from Harvard with a BA in history and literature, he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship. Lithgow used the award to study at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art before settling in New York to pursue a stage career. He has enjoyed a distinguished career on Broadway, earning one Tony award for The Changing Room, a second nomination in 1985 for... See All


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