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Born: June 6, 1954 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Cast (feature film)

1.
2.
Hairspray Live! (2016)
Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, the tenuous domestic order a man has established with his wife and son is put to the ultimate test with the arrival of a desperate young family seeking refuge. Despite the best intentions of both families, paranoia and mistru
3.
Farce of the Penguins (2007)
A send-up of "March of the Penguins" and various wildlife documentaries.
4.
Superstar in a Housedress: The Life and Legend of Jackie Curtis (2004)
Craig Highberger's portrait of Jackie Curtis recalls an era when Jackie, Candy Darling and Holly Woodlawn defined outré. Together they starred in Paul Morrissey's "Women in Revolt" (1972), but it was Jackie--poet, playwright, actress, director--who continually pushed the envelope, making the world s
5.
Duplex (2003)
In terms of living the American Dream, Alex and Nancy have it pretty good. They are a young, vibrant couple in New York City with bright futures ahead of them. But one thing is missing: a home of their own. When they find one, it comes with one feature they didn''t expect--an upstairs tenant, Mrs. Connelly, who lives in a rent-controlled apartment, and who isn''t quite as easy-going or frail as Alex and Nancy originally anticipated. As their blissful life begins to seriously fray around the edges, their dream home rapidly turns into a nightmare and they decide that they must get Mrs. Connelly out of their lives.
6.
Death to Smoochy (2002)
Randolph Smiley has it all--as star of the highest rated kid's show on TV, "Rainbow Randolph" has a penthouse, a Times Square billboard, cars, boats and all the indulgence that celebrity brings. Randolph also has an alcohol problem and a penchant for taking bribes from stage parents. These under-the
7.
Common Ground (2000)
Three stories about gay life in the fictional small town of Homer, Connecticut, over the past half century. Johnny Burroughs has lived in Homer his entire life and has watched the characters' different experiences from the center of town. In the 1950s, Dorothy Nelson returns to Homer and is alienate
8.
Playing Mona Lisa (2000) as Bennett
Claire, a brilliant young pianist, watches her life crumble around her -- she's rejected by a prestigious piano competition, her boyfriend forgets his marriage proposal (but remembers to dump her), and her apartment is destroyed by an earthquake, forcing her to move in with her parents. In an attemp
9.
Double Platinum (1999)
Olivia King longed for a career as an entertainer. When offered the chance to leave Atlanta for showbiz success in New York City, Olivia gave up custody of her daughter Kayla to her husband Adam Harris to pursue her singing ambitions. Now, 18 years later, Olivia is a superstar and Kayla wants her mo
10.
MULAN (1998)
Based on a Chinese folk-tale, Mulan is a young high-spirited girl who tries hard to please her parents but always feels like she is disappointing them. Her father is drafted into the army which amounts to certain death because of his old age. Mulan disguises herself as a man and takes her father's p
11.
Safe Men (1998)
A tale about two tremendously untalented singers who, in a classic case of mistaken identity, are believed to be the best safe crackers in Providence, Rhode Island. Thought to be criminals, the pair are drawn to the not-so-nefarious netherworld of the city's Jewish mafia, a "mob" that seems to consi
12.
Kull the Conqueror (1997)
Set in the mythical land of Valusia, Kull is a warrior who rises to become King until corrupt relatives conspire to plot his demise. Although he loves the slave girl Zareta, he is bewitched into marrying the 3000-year-old Akivasha, who he believes is only 19. She has been resurrected by his enemies in order to murder him on their wedding night. Kull narrowly escapes only to find himself on a dangerous search for the Breath of Valka, the only weapon powerful enough to destroy the forces of evil.
13.
White Lies (1997)
Set against the background of New York's SoHo art scene, this romantic comedy tells the story of a likeable African-American kid, whose efforts to impress a beautiful young art gallery owner leads to a series of complications. Soon he's the toast of the town, despite the fact that he's never even pi
14.
Everything Relative (1996)
A group of lesbian and straight women, who went to school together and were in a political theatre group in the late 1970s, reunite for a weekend when the long-standing couple among them has a baby. These old friends gradually confront who they were then, who they are now, and the past and current u
15.
Independence Day (1996)
It is an ordinary summer day. But then, without warning, something very extraordinary happens. Enormous shadows fall across the land. Strange atmospheric phenomena, ominous and mesmerizing, surface around the globe. All eyes turn upward. The question of whether we''re alone in the universe has finally been answered. And, in a matter of minutes, the lives of every person across the globe are forever changed. With the fate of our planet at stake, the Fourth of July is about to take on an entirely new meaning. No longer will it be an American holiday. It will be known as the day the entire world fought back. The day we did not go gentle into the good night... The day all of us on planet Earth celebrated our independence day.
16.
Celluloid Closet, The (1995)
From comic sissies to lesbian vampires, from pathetic queens to sadistic predators, Hollywood has both reflected and defined how we think about homosexuality--and what it means to be a man or woman. With clips from over 100 Hollywood movies and interviews with many of the filmmakers and actors who c
17.
Dr. Jekyll and MS. Hyde (1995)
A century ago, Dr. Henry Jekyll tried to alter the gene responsible for mankind's violent and sexual behavior. Instead, his miscalculation unleashed the dark side of his own nature. Three generations later, his great-grandson, Dr. Richard Jacks, tries to improve upon the formula, but once again, thi
18.
Bullets Over Broadway (1994)
Set in the Roaring '20s, this comedy revolves around the mob's interaction with the show business world, primarily through the relationship between a playwright and a mobster.
19.
Conversations (1994)
Story follows Cleo, a young, half black, half white unemployed actress on the day she discovers she is to be evicted from her apartment. The rest of the day is spent in conversation with her best friend, her long distance boyfriend, her landlord, agent, and her disapproving mother.
20.
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
An out of work voice-over actor and his wife get divorced, with the wife gaining custody of the three children. Unhappy with the alotted time given him to spend with the kids, the father dresses up as an old lady and gets a job as the kids'' nanny.
21.
Harvest, The (1992) as Bob Lakin
A screenwriter gets involved in a murder mystery while on a research trip.
22.
Mama's Pushcart: Ellen Stewart and 25 Years of La Mama Etc. (1988)
Tribute to Ellen Stewart and the theater she founded, La Mama.
23.
Torch Song Trilogy (1988) as Arnold Beckhoff
A drag queen''''s affair with a bisexual throws his life into turmoil.
24.
Apology (1986)
A web of terror surrounds Lily McGuire, a conceptual artist living in New York City's SoHo district. As artistic inspiration she solicits and tapes anonymous apologies over the telephone. A caller confesses to a series of brutal gay murders being investigated by a detective and Lily refuses to turn
25.
The Times of Harvey Milk (1984)
This documentary focuses on the successful career and assassination of San Francisco''''s first elected gay councilor.
26.
Garbo Talks (1984) as Bernie Whitlock
A young man risks everything to help his dying mother meet Greta Garbo.
27.
Demon Murder Case, The (1983)
Demonologist Andy Griffith, psychic Cloris Leachman, and priest Eddie Albert join forces to exorcise a possessed youngster, Charlie Fields, after his sister's boyfriend (Kevin Bacon) commits murder while similarly under demonic possession. Harvey Fierstein (of "Torch Song Trilogy") provides the devi
28.
Underground and Emigrants (1975)
A prism of New York's SoHo pulsating new art scene in the seventies.

Writer (feature film)

29.
Hairspray Live! (2016)
Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, the tenuous domestic order a man has established with his wife and son is put to the ultimate test with the arrival of a desperate young family seeking refuge. Despite the best intentions of both families, paranoia and mistru
30.
Wiz Live!, The (2015)
Jose is sent by a temp agency to work as an extra on a New Year's Eve TV special in mid-August. For a week and a half, hundreds of people like him have been shut indoors while they pretend to laugh, mock celebrating the arrival of the New Year. Is there place for love amid the uncontrollable chaos?
31.
Common Ground (2000)
Three stories about gay life in the fictional small town of Homer, Connecticut, over the past half century. Johnny Burroughs has lived in Homer his entire life and has watched the characters' different experiences from the center of town. In the 1950s, Dorothy Nelson returns to Homer and is alienate
32.
Torch Song Trilogy (1988) as Play As Source Material ("Torch Song Trilogy")
A drag queen''''s affair with a bisexual throws his life into turmoil.
33.
Torch Song Trilogy (1988) as Screenwriter
A drag queen''''s affair with a bisexual throws his life into turmoil.

Producer (feature film)

34.
Torch Song Trilogy (1988) as Co-Producer
A drag queen''''s affair with a bisexual throws his life into turmoil.

Cast (special)

35.
Year Without a Santa Claus, The (2006)
Disenchanted with the commercialization of Christmas, Santa decides to cancel his annual sleigh ride.
36.
45th Annual Grammy Awards, The (2003)
Live coverage of this annual event celebrating top honors in music features performances by John Mayer, Norah Jones, Avril Lavigne, Bruce Sprinsteen and the E Street Band, No Doubt, Eminem, Coldplay and Faith Hill.
37.
100 Years of Hope and Humor (2003)
Celebrities, athletes and former heads of state raise their glasses to comedian and humanitarian Bob Hope.
38.
Broadway's Best (2002)
Pop music stars perform Broadway songs from the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.
39.
Matthew Broderick (2001)
Profile of actor Matthew Broderick.
40.
Intimate Portrait: Estelle Getty (2001)
Portrait of Emmy award-winning actress Estelle Getty whose 40-year show-business career includes starring in "Golden Girls" (1985-1992) in the role of Sophia Petrillo.
41.
X-Chromosome's Animating Women (2000)
An in-depth look at the different animated serials featured on Oxygen's television series "X-Chromosome," as well as a look at the people who bring them to life.
42.
50th Annual Tony Awards, The (1996)
Live presentation of the 50th Annual Tony Awards, honoring excellence in the Broadway theater. The special includes a salute to Tony's Golden Anniversary spotlighting historic moments from previous Tony broadcasts.
43.
Sci-Fi Channel's Invasion of Independence Day, The (1996)
Special provides a behind-the-scenes look at the feature film "Independence Day," hosted by Jeff Goldblum, one of the stars of the film. The special includes clips from the film, footage from the making of the film and interviews with the film's stars and creators.
44.
Elmo Saves Christmas (1996) as Easter Bunny
When Elmo, the little red monster from "Seasame Street," rescues Santa Claus from a tight chimney on Christmas Eve, Santa gives him a magic snow globe that will grant Elmo three wishes. Elmo's wish to make every day Christmas may not be such a great idea, so Santa shows Elmo what the effects would b
45.
8th Annual American Comedy Awards, The (1994)
A presentation of the 8th Annual American Comedy Awards.
46.
State of the Union Undressed '94 (1994)
Tongue-in-cheek coverage of President Clinton's State of the Union Address.
47.
In the Shadow of Love: A Teen AIDS Story (1991) as Andrew
Exploring the lives of teenagers who have contracted the AIDS virus in a variety of ways. As two high school journalists work on a story about a group of teenagers who meet regularly as an HIV support group, they learn how vulnerable they are to the spread of AIDS.
48.
AFI Presents "TV or Not TV?" (1990)
A special showcasing the talents of young comedy writers. Features sketches developed at the 1989 AFI Television Writers Summer Workshop.
49.
Best of Nightline With Ted Koppel, 1980-90, The (1990)
A news special that looks back on ten years of historic programs from "Nightline" with Ted Koppel.
50.
Tidy Endings (1988)
A dramatic special, adapted from Harvey Fierstein's Broadway play "Safe Sex," about the reconciliation that takes place when the male lover and ex-wife of a gay man who died of AIDS confront each other when they are forced to go through and divide his belongings.
51.
National AIDS Awareness Test: What Do You Know About Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome?, The (1987)
A special featuring a "test format" that allows viewers to answer 50 questions on AIDS, after which answers, based on the latest medical research, are given. The program, presented without commercial interruption, features discussions on AIDS origin, transmission, prevention, and treatment, as well

Writer (special)

52.
Tidy Endings (1988)
A dramatic special, adapted from Harvey Fierstein's Broadway play "Safe Sex," about the reconciliation that takes place when the male lover and ex-wife of a gay man who died of AIDS confront each other when they are forced to go through and divide his belongings.
53.
Tidy Endings (1988)
A dramatic special, adapted from Harvey Fierstein's Broadway play "Safe Sex," about the reconciliation that takes place when the male lover and ex-wife of a gay man who died of AIDS confront each other when they are forced to go through and divide his belongings.

Music (special)

54.
Broadway's Best (2002)
Pop music stars perform Broadway songs from the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.

Cast (special)

55.
Happy to Be Nappy and Other Stories of Me (2004) as Narrator ("It'S Okay To Be Different")
A selection of animated stories and poetry that celebrate diversity and self-esteem.
56.
Sissy Duckling, The (1999)
Animated musical about a duckling who doesn't fit in, giving a modern twist to the classic fairy tale "The Ugly Duckling" by Hans Christian Anderson. Once upon a time, a duck by the name of Elmer didn't want to play sports -- he liked to play make-believe instead. Because he was different, the other

Writer (special)

57.
Sissy Duckling, The (1999)
Animated musical about a duckling who doesn't fit in, giving a modern twist to the classic fairy tale "The Ugly Duckling" by Hans Christian Anderson. Once upon a time, a duck by the name of Elmer didn't want to play sports -- he liked to play make-believe instead. Because he was different, the other

Music (special)

58.
Sissy Duckling, The (1999)
Animated musical about a duckling who doesn't fit in, giving a modern twist to the classic fairy tale "The Ugly Duckling" by Hans Christian Anderson. Once upon a time, a duck by the name of Elmer didn't want to play sports -- he liked to play make-believe instead. Because he was different, the other
59.
Sissy Duckling, The (1999)
Animated musical about a duckling who doesn't fit in, giving a modern twist to the classic fairy tale "The Ugly Duckling" by Hans Christian Anderson. Once upon a time, a duck by the name of Elmer didn't want to play sports -- he liked to play make-believe instead. Because he was different, the other

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