Anthony Holland (actor)

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Anthony Holland
Born (1928-03-03)March 3, 1928
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Died July 9, 1988(1988-07-09) (aged 60)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Cause of death suicide
Years active 1964-1988

Anthony Holland (March 3, 1928 - July 9, 1988) was an American actor, best known for his comic performances in theatre, film and television.

Holland graduated from the University of Chicago and studied acting with Lee Strasberg during the 1960s. He was one of the original members of the Second City improvisational comedy group.[1]

In 1987 he appeared in Martha Clarke's 1987 adaptation of several stories by Franz Kafka, The Hunger Artist, for which his performance was praised by the New York Times' theatre critic Frank Rich.[2]

His film appearances included the 1979 Bob Fosse film All That Jazz, the original 1970 version of the Neil Simon-penned The Out-of-Towners, Sidney Lumet's Bye, Bye Braverman, Alan J. Pakula's Klute and Paul Mazursky's 1982 film The Tempest. He also appeared in television series including Columbo, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, M*A*S*H, Hill Street Blues and Cagney and Lacey.[1]

Holland committed suicide in 1988, aged 60, following a long illness with HIV/AIDS.[1]

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