Anthony Holland (actor)

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Anthony Holland (March 3, 1928 - July 9, 1988) was an American actor, best known for his comic performances in theater, 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 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]


  1. ^ a b c "Anthony Holland Is Dead at 60; Actor, Ill With AIDS, Is a Suicide". New York Times. 12 July 1988. 
  2. ^ Frank Rich (27 February 1987). "Stage: 'Hunger Artist', Kafka In Life And Work". New York Times. 

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