Ben Harney (actor)

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Ben Harney
Born (1952-08-29) August 29, 1952 (age 64)
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Education The High School of Music & Art, 1970
Occupation Stage actor
Years active 1972–1985
Spouse(s) Olive Harney
Awards Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical, 1982 (Dreamgirls)

Ben Harney (born 29 August 1952 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American actor and dancer who was active in his career between 1972 and 1985.

Harney attended Manhattan's High School of Music & Art, graduating in 1970.[1]

Harney won the 1982 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical for his role as the Berry Gordy-esque character, Curtis Taylor, Jr. in the Broadway musical Dreamgirls.

He also created and wrote the children's christian video series Ben & Eddie.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Notable Alumni," Alumni & Friends of LaGuardia High School website. Accessed Nov. 1, 2016.

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