Sam Waterston Overview

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Born: November 15, 1940

Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Samuel Atkinson Waterston graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in 1962. Fluent in French, he also spent one year studying at the Sorbonne in Paris. Returning to the States, he began his acting career on the New York stage, then made his film debut in The Plastic Dome of Norma Jean (1965). The same year he made his television debut with two guest shots on the hit series Dr. Kildare, starring Richard Chamberlain. Waterston worked steadily in films, but first... See All


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