Robert De Niro Overview

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Born: August 17, 1943

Born to a family of artists, Robert De Niro Jr. was a shy child who preferred paperbacks to playmates. He was able to overcome his timidity at age ten for his first stage role: the cowardly lion in The Wizard of Oz. Most of his time in his early teen years were spent on the streets, hanging out with a small-time gang. Acting eventually called him back, and his first paycheck came at sixteen with a touring performance in Chekhov's The Bear. From there, De Niro began a fifteen-year tour through... See All

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