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Cliff Gorman (October 13, 1936 – September 5, 2002) was an American stage and screen actor. He won an Obie award in 1968 for the stage presentation of , and went on to reprise his role in the 1970 The Boys in the Band film version.
Life and career [ edit ]
Gorman was born in New York City, New York, the son of Ethel (née Kaplan) and Samuel Gorman.
He was raised Jewish. [1 ] [2 ]
Gorman won a
Tony Award in 1972 for playing Lenny Bruce in the play . Although the Lenny film version, directed by Bob Fosse, featured Dustin Hoffman, Gorman was recruited to portray a Dustin Hoffman-like character portraying Lenny Bruce, in a side-story in Fosse's auto-biographical film . In 1984 he co-starred as Lt. Andrews in the film All That Jazz . Noteworthy are his roles in movies like Angel with An Unmarried Woman Jill Clayburgh, with Hoffa Jack Nicholson and Danny DeVito and Night and the City with Robert De Niro. His TV work included performances in series like , Law and Order and the 1970s drama Murder, She Wrote , written by former Police Story LAPD Detective Sergeant Joseph Wambaugh.
Gorman and his wife cared for his fellow
performer Boys in the Band Robert La Tourneaux in the last few months of his battle against AIDS, until La Tourneaux's death on June 3, 1986.
Gorman died of
leukemia in 2002, aged 65, although his final film, , was not released until 2006. He was survived by his wife, Gayle Gorman. Kill the Poor
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