F. Murray Abraham

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F. Murray Abraham
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Abraham in 2008
Born
Murray Abraham

(1939-10-24) October 24, 1939 (age 80)
OccupationActor
Years active1959–present
Home townEl Paso, Texas, U.S.
Spouse(s)
Kate Hannan (m. 1962)
Children2

F. Murray Abraham (born Murray Abraham;[1][2]; Arabic: فريد مرعي ابرهيم‎; October 24, 1939)[3] is an American actor. He became widely known during the 1980s after winning an Oscar for his leading role as Antonio Salieri in the drama film Amadeus (1984). Abraham also won a Golden Globe and received a BAFTA Award nomination for the role.

He has appeared in many roles, both leading and supporting, in films such as All the President's Men (1976), Scarface (1983), The Name of the Rose (1986), Last Action Hero (1993), Star Trek: Insurrection (1998), Finding Forrester (2000), Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014). Abraham is also known for his television and theatre work and was a regular cast member on the Showtime drama series Homeland, which earned him two Primetime Emmy Award nominations. Abraham currently stars in the Apple TV+ comedy series Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet.

Early life[edit]

Abraham was born Murray Abraham on October 24, 1939 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the son of Fahrid "Fred" Abraham,[4] an auto mechanic, and his wife Josephine (née Stello) (April 15, 1915 – March 10, 2012),[5] a housewife.[3][6] His father emigrated with his family from Ottoman Syria at age five due to the famine of Mount Lebanon[7]; his paternal grandfather was a priest in the Antiochian Orthodox Church [3][8][9] His mother, one of 14 children, was Italian American, and the daughter of an Italian immigrant who worked in the coal mines of Western Pennsylvania.[3] He had two younger brothers, Robert and Jack, who were killed in separate car accidents.[4]

Abraham was raised in El Paso, Texas, near the Mexican border. Murray and his two younger brothers were altar boys in the St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in El Paso[8][9]. He attended Vilas Grammar School, and graduated from El Paso High School in 1958.[10] He was a gang member during his teenage years.[3] In El Paso, Abraham worked in the Farah Clothing factory owned by a Lebanese family before launching a career in acting.[11] He attended Texas Western College (later named University of Texas at El Paso), where he was given the best actor award by Alpha Psi Omega for his portrayal of the Indian Nocona in Comanche Eagle during the 1959–60 season. He attended the University of Texas at Austin, then studied acting under Uta Hagen at HB Studio[12] in New York City. He began his acting career on the stage, debuting in a Los Angeles production of Ray Bradbury's The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit.

Abraham added "F." to his stage name in honor of his father Fahrid.[13] He has stated that "Murray Abraham just doesn't seem to say anything. It just is another name, so I thought I'd frame it."[2]

Career[edit]

Film and television[edit]

Abraham made his screen debut as an usher in the George C. Scott comedy They Might Be Giants (1971). By the mid-1970s, he had steady employment as an actor, doing commercials and voice-overs. He can be seen as one of the undercover police officers along with Al Pacino in Sidney Lumet's Serpico (1973), and in television roles including the bad guy in one fourth-season episode of Kojak ("The Godson"). He played a cabdriver in the theatrical version of The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975), a mechanic in the theatrical version of The Sunshine Boys (1975), and a police officer in the film All the President's Men (1976).

Despite these small roles, Abraham continued to do commercials and voice-over work for income. But in 1978, he decided to give them up. Frustrated with the lack of substantial roles, Abraham said, "No one was taking my acting seriously. I figured if I didn't do it, then I'd have no right to the dreams I've always had." His wife, Kate Hannan, went to work as an assistant and Abraham became a "house husband". He described, "I cooked and cleaned and took care of the kids. It was very rough on my macho idea of life. But it was the best thing that ever happened to me."[14]

Abraham gained greater prominence when he appeared as drug dealer Omar Suárez in the gangster film Scarface (1983). Then, in 1984, he played envious composer Antonio Salieri in the Academy Award for Best Picture-winning Amadeus (1984), directed by Miloš Forman. Abraham won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role, an award for which his co-star in the film Tom Hulce, playing Mozart, had also been nominated. He won a Golden Globe Award, among other awards, and his role in the film, remains as his most iconic. He later continued his association with classical music by narrating the plot summaries of the operas of Wagner's Ring Cycle in the 1990 PBS broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera, to the largest viewing audience of the Ring Cycle in history, conducted by James Levine.

After Amadeus, he next appeared in The Name of the Rose (1986), in which he played Bernardo Gui, nemesis to Sean Connery's William of Baskerville. In its DVD commentary, the director of the film, Jean-Jacques Annaud, described Abraham as an "egomaniac" on the set, who considered himself more important than Sean Connery because Connery did not have an Oscar.[15] That said, the film was a critical success.[16] Abraham had tired of appearing as heavies and wanted to return to his background in comedy, as he explained to People Weekly in an interview he gave at the time of its release.[17]

Though Abraham had fewer prominent roles in the next decade or so, he became known for his roles in Peter Yates' An Innocent Man (1989), Woody Allen's Mighty Aphrodite (1995), Ahdar Ru'afo in Star Trek: Insurrection (1998), and Gus Van Sant's Finding Forrester (2000), where he again played the nemesis to Connery. He had a significant role in Brian De Palma's adaptation of The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990), but chose not to be credited due to a contract dispute.[3]

Abraham's relatively low-profile film career subsequent to his Academy Award win has been considered an example of the "Oscar jinx." According to film critic Leonard Maltin, professional failure following an early success is referred to in Hollywood circles as the "F. Murray Abraham syndrome."[18] Abraham rejected this notion and told Maltin, "The Oscar is the single most important event of my career. I have dined with kings, shared equal billing with my idols, lectured at Harvard and Columbia. If this is a jinx, I'll take two." In the same interview, Abraham said, "Even though I won the Oscar, I can still take the subway in New York, and nobody recognizes me. Some actors might find that disconcerting, but I find it refreshing."

A 2009 guest appearance on Saving Grace began a new phase of Abraham's career, wherein he has become gradually more prolific onscreen. Further guest appearances include roles on Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Louie and Curb Your Enthusiasm as well as a recurring role on The Good Wife between 2011 and 2014. Additionally, Abraham was the primary narrator for the PBS series Nature between 2007 and 2010, narrating 32 episodes (plus one more in 2013). Abraham's most notable television role came about through Showtime's drama series Homeland, in which he portrayed black ops specialist Dar Adal. This role resulted in his first Emmy Award nomination in 2015, followed by a second in 2018.

In the 2010s, he has featured prominently in two widely acclaimed films: first as folk music impresario Bud Grossman in the Coen brothers' drama Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), then as the mysterious Mr. Moustafa in Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014). More recently, he has voiced roles in Isle of Dogs (2018) and How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) and played Tony in the 2019 live-action Lady and the Tramp.

Theater[edit]

The cast holding hands onstage
Abraham (last full figure on right) onstage at the end of a December 2014 production of It's Only a Play

Since Amadeus, he has mainly focused on classical theatre, and has starred in many Shakespearean productions such as Othello and Richard III. He was highlighted in many other plays by the likes of Samuel Beckett and Gilbert and Sullivan, and played the lead in Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya (for which he received an Obie Award).

Abraham has focused on stage work throughout his career, giving notable performances as Pozzo in Mike Nichols's production of Waiting for Godot, Malvolio in Twelfth Night for the New York Shakespeare Festival, and Shylock in The Merchant of Venice for the Off-Broadway Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA) in March 2007, which was performed at the Duke Theatre in New York and also at the Swan Theatre, part of the Royal Shakespeare Company. He reprised this role in February 2011, when he replaced Al Pacino in the Public Theater's production. In the 1997/98 Broadway season, he starred in the new chamber musical Triumph of Love opposite Betty Buckley, based on Marivaux's classic comedy. The production did not find a large audience, running 85 performances after its pre-opening preview period.[19] He has also taught theater at Brooklyn College.[20] In 2016, he played the title role in Classic Stage Company's production of Nathan the Wise.[21]

Abraham also joined The Mirror Theater Ltd's Mirror Repertory Company in 1984. He joined MRC the week after winning his Oscar for Best Actor for his work in Amadeus because he wanted to work with MRC Artist-in-Residence Geraldine Page (to whom he would eventually present her own Academy Award the following year), and would star opposite her in MRC's The Madwoman of Chaillot.[22]

In 1994, Abraham portrayed Roy Cohn in the first Broadway production of Tony Kushner's Angels in America at the Walter Kerr Theater, replacing Ron Leibman in the role.

Personal life[edit]

Abraham has been married to Kate Hannan since 1962; they have two children,[23] Mick and Jamili, and one grandchild, Hannan.[24]

In January 2010, Abraham was the on-the-scene hero of a real-life crime scene at the Classic Stage Company in New York City, when he scuffled with a thief in the dressing room area during a public rehearsal.[25]

Abraham has spoken about his faith: "I've attended many churches. I grew up as an Orthodox Christian and I was an altar boy. I love the Society of Friends, the Quakers. I attended their meetings for almost fifteen years. I'm now [in 2008] attending the First Presbyterian Church of New York because they're such a generous, terrific church with outreach. They reach out to old people, to homeless, to A.A., to cross-dressers; it's truly a church of the teachings of Christ. Religion is essential to my life."[26]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1971 They Might Be Giants Clyde
1973 Serpico Serpico's partner Uncredited
1975 The Prisoner of Second Avenue Taxi driver
1975 The Sunshine Boys Car mechanic
1976 All the President's Men Paul Leeper
1976 The Ritz Chris
1978 The Big Fix Eppis
1983 Scarface Omar Suárez
1984 Amadeus Antonio Salieri
1986 The Name of the Rose Bernardo Gui
1988 The Third Solution Father Carafa
1989 Slipstream Cornelius
1989 Beyond the Stars Dr. Harry Bertram
1989 The Favorite Abdul Hamid
1989 An Innocent Man Virgil Cane
1990 Cadence Capt. Ramon Garcia Uncredited
1990 The Battle of the Three Kings Osrain
1990 The Bonfire of the Vanities D.A. Abe Weiss Uncredited
1991 Mobsters Arnold Rothstein
1991 Money Will Scarlet
1991 By the Sword Max Suba
1991 Eye of the Widow Kharoun
1992 Through an Open Window Narrator Short film
1993 National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon Dr. Harold Leacher
1993 Sweet Killing Zargo
1993 Last Action Hero Detective John Practice
1994 Fresh Chess Hustler Uncredited
1994 L'Affaire [fr] Lucien Haslans
1994 Surviving the Game Wolfe Sr.
1994 Nostradamus Scalinger
1995 Mighty Aphrodite Leader
1996 Children of the Revolution Joseph Stalin
1997 Mimic Dr. Gates
1997 Una vacanza all'inferno Belisario
1997 Eruption President Mendoza
1998 Star Trek: Insurrection Ahdar Ru'afo
1999 Muppets from Space Noah Cameo
1999 The All New Adventures of Laurel & Hardy
in For Love or Mummy
Henry Covington
2000 Finding Forrester Prof. Robert Crawford
2000 David Proshker Narrator Short film
2001 The Knights of the Quest Delfinello da Coverzano
2001 Thir13en Ghosts Cyrus Kristicos
2002 The Hire Airport Guru Segment: The Ticker
2002 Joshua Father Tardone
2003 Five Moons Square The Entity
2003 Rua Alguem 5555: My Father Paul Minsky
2004 Another Way of Seeing Things Narrator Short film
2004 Too Much Romance... It's Time for Stuffed Peppers Jeffrey
2004 The Bridge of San Luis Rey Viceroy of Peru
2006 The Stone Merchant Shahid
2006 Quiet Flows the Don [it] Pantaley
2006 The Inquiry Nathan
2007 Wine and Kisses Ruggero
2007 Blood Monkey Professor Hamilton Direct-to-DVD
2008 Carnera: The Walking Mountain Léon Sée
2008 A House Divided Grandfather Wahid
2009 Perestroika Prof. Gross
2009 Barbarossa Siniscalco Barozzi
2010 The Unseen World John Henry Newman
2012 Goltzius and the Pelican Company The Margrave of Alsace
2012 September Eleven 1683 Father Marco d'Aviano
2013 Dead Man Down Gregor
2013 Inside Llewyn Davis Bud Grossman
2013 The Gambler Who Wouldn't Die Braque
2014 The Grand Budapest Hotel Mr. Moustafa
2014 The Mystery of Dante Dante Alter Ego
2014 The Day of the Siege: September Eleven 1683 Marco d'Aviano
2014 A Little Game Norman Wallach
2018 Isle of Dogs Jupiter Voice
2018 Robin Hood Cardinal
2019 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Grimmel[27] Voice
2019 Lady and the Tramp Tony
TBA Things Heard and Seen Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1975 How to Survive a Marriage Joshua Browne
1975, 1977 Kojak Solly Nurse / Eddie Gordon 2 episodes
1976 All in the Family Clerk Episode: "The Unemployment Story: Part 1"
1977 A.E.S. Hudson Street Dr. Menzies Aired pilot; replaced by Gregory Sierra
1977 The Andros Targets Bobby Carr Episode: "The Killing of a Porno Queen"
1977 Sex and the Married Woman Duke Skaggs Television film
1982–83 Marco Polo Jacopo 6 episodes
1986 Dream West Abraham Lincoln 2 episodes
1989 The Betrothed Innominato 2 episodes
1990 A Season of Giants Pope Julius II Television film
1992 The First Circle Joseph Stalin Television film
1993 Journey to the Center of the Earth Professor Harlech Television film
1993 Il caso Dozier Goldstein Television film
1996 Dead Man's Walk Captain Caleb Cobb Television miniseries
1999 Excellent Cadavers Tommaso Buscetta Television film
1999 Esther Mordechai Television film
2000 The Darkling Bruno Rubin Television film
2000 ill it Un dono semplice Thomas Barlow Television film
2003 Kingdom of David: The Saga of the Israelites Narrator Television documentary
2003 Pompeii: The Last Day Narrator Television documentary
2005 NOVA - Newton's Dark Secrets Narrator Television documentary
2007 In the Valley of the Wolves Narrator Television documentary
2008 Shark Swarm Bill Girdler Television film
2008 The Wolf That Changed America Narrator Television documentary
2009 Saving Grace Matthew Episode: "What Would You Do?"
2010 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Dr. Theodore Nichols Episode: "Three-In-One"
2010 Bored to Death Professor Richard Hawkes Episode: "I've Been Living Like a Demented God!"
2011–14 The Good Wife Burl Preston 4 episodes
2011,
2012,
2014
Louie John
Uncle Excelsior
Louie's dad
Episode: "New Jersey/Airport"
Episode: "Dad"
Episode: "In the Woods - Pt 2"
2012 Blue Bloods Leon Goodwin Episode: "The Job"
2012–18 Homeland Dar Adal 39 episodes
2013 Do No Harm Cozar Episode: "Six Feet Deep"
2013 Elementary Daniel Gottlieb Episode: "A Landmark Story"
2016 Inside Amy Schumer Diplomat Episode: "Madame President"
2017 Curb Your Enthusiasm Himself Episode: "Fatwa!"
2018 The Good Fight Burl Preston Episode: "Day 436"
2019 The Orville Council Chairman Episode: "Sanctuary"
2019 Chimerica Frank Sams 4 episodes
2020–present Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet C.W. Longbottom 8 episodes

Theatre[edit]

F. Murray Abraham Broadway work
Year Title Role Venue
1968–69 The Man in the Glass Booth Tzelniker-Rudin Royale Theatre, Broadway
1972 6 Rms Riv Vu The Expectant Father Helen Hayes Theatre, Broadway
1974 Ravenswood Roy Pitt Booth Theatre, Broadway
1974 Dunelawn Mr. Blum Booth Theatre, Broadway
1975–76 The Ritz Chris Longacre Theatre, Broadway
1976 Legend Jesse Lymburner Ethel Barrymore Theatre, Broadway
1979–80 Teibele and Her Demon Alchonon Brooks Atkinson Theatre, Broadway
1986–87 Macbeth Macbeth Belasco Theatre, Broadway
1994 Angels in America Roy Cohn (replacement) Walter Kerr Theatre, Broadway
1995 A Month in the Country Ignaty Illyich Shpichelsky Criterion Center Stage Right, Broadway
1997–98 Triumph of Love Hermocrates Royale Theatre, Broadway
2007 Mauritius Sterling The Biltmore Theatre, Broadway
2014–15 It's Only a Play Ira Drew Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, Broadway
F. Murray Abraham off-Broadway work
Year Title Role Venue
1960 The Fantasticks The Actor (Henry) Sullivan Street Playhouse, Off-Broadway
1969 Tonight in Living Color Jonathan Actors' Playhouse, Off-Broadway
1971 The Survival of St. Joan Performer Anderson Theatre, Off-Broadway
1971 Where Has Tommy Flowers Gone? The Men Eastside Playhouse, Broadway
1974 Bad Habits Roy Pitt/Mr. Blum Astor Place Theatre, Off-Broadway
1976 Sexual Perversity in Chicago
The Duck Variations
Bernard Litko Cherry Lane Theatre, Off-Broadway
1977 Landscape of the Body Capt. Holahan The Public Theater, Off-Broadway
1978 The Master and Margarita Performer The Public Theater, Off-Broadway
1980 The Seagull Dorn The Public Theater, Off-Broadway
1982 The Caretaker Davies 23rd Street Theatre, Off-Broadway
1982 Antigone Creon The Public Theater, Off-Broadway
1983–84 Uncle Vanya Astrov
1984 The Golem Rebbi Delacorte Theater, Off-Broadway
1985 The Madwoman of Chaillot Ragpicker Theatre at St. Peter's Church, Off-Broadway
1986 Twelfth Night Malvolio Delacorte Theater, Off-Broadway
1987 A Midsummer Night's Dream Bottom The Public Theater, Off-Broadway
1988 Waiting for Godot Pozzo Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, Off-Broadway
1992 A Life in the Theatre Robert Jewish Repertory Theatre, Off-Broadway
1996 King Lear Lear The Public Theater, Off-Broadway
2003 Trumbo: Red White and Blacklisted Dalton Trumbo Westside Theatre, Off-Broadway
2006 An Oak Tree Father Barrow Street Theatre, Off-Broadway
2007 The Jew of Malta Barabas The Duke on 42nd Street, Off-Broadway
2007 The Merchant of Venice Shylock The Duke on 42nd Street, Off-Broadway
2008 Almost an Evening Control/God Who Judges Bleeker Street Theatre, Off-Broadway
2009 Offices Cassady/Bum Linda Gross Theater, Off-Broadway
2011 The Merchant of Venice Shylock National Tour
2012 Galileo Galileo Classic Stage Company, Off-Broadway
2012 The Golden Age Gioacchino Rossini New York City Center, Off-Broadway
2014 The Threepenny Opera Mr. Peachum Linda Gross Theatre, Off-Broadway
2016 White Rabbit Red Rabbit Performer Westside Theatre, Off-Broadway
2016 Nathan the Wise Nathan Classic Stage Company, Off-Broadway
2018 Good for Otto Barnard Pershing Square Signature Center, Off-Broadway
F. Murray Abraham West End work
Year Title Role Venue
1996 Tolstoy Leo Tolstoy Aldwych Theatre
2017 The Mentor Benjamin Rubin Vaudeville Theatre

Awards and nominations[edit]

Theatre[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
1980 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actor in a Play Teibele and Her Demon Nominated
1984 Obie Award Best Performance Uncle Vanya Won
1992 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actor in a Play A Life in the Theatre Nominated
2011 Obie Award Sustained Excellence of Performance The Merchant of Venice Won[28]
2015 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play It's Only a Play Nominated

Film[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
1985 Academy Award Best Actor Amadeus Won
1985 Golden Globe Award Best Actor - Drama Won
1986 British Academy Film Awards Best Actor Nominated
1985 LAFCA Best Actor Won
1985 Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award Best Actor Won
1985 Albert Schweitzer Award Classic Film Acting Won
2015 Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Cast - Motion Picture The Grand Budapest Hotel Nominated
2015 Georgia Film Critics Association Best Ensemble Won
2015 Southern Film Critics Association Best Ensemble Won
2015 Phoenix Film Critics Association Best Ensemble Acting Nominated
2015 San Diego Film Critics Society Best Ensemble Nominated
2015 Washington D.C. Film Critics Association Best Acting Ensemble Nominated
2015 Central Ohio Film Critics Best Ensemble Won
2015 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Ensemble Won

Television[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2015 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Guest Actor - Drama Series Homeland Nominated
2018 Nominated
2014 Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Ensemble - Drama Series Nominated
2016 Nominated

Audio recording

Honors[edit]

In July 2004, during a ceremony in Rome, he was awarded the "Premio per gli Italiani nel Mondo". This is a prize distributed by the Marzio Tremaglia foundation and the Italian government to Italian emigrants and their descendants who have distinguished themselves abroad.

In 2009, he was recognized by the Alumni Association of the City College of New York with John H. Finley Award in recognition of exemplary dedicated service to the City of New York.

In 2010, Abraham was the recipient of The Gielgud Award (Theatre) for that year.[29]

In 2015, Abraham was an inductee to the American Theater Hall of Fame.[30]

He also has an honorary doctorate from Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.

References[edit]

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  4. ^ a b Stark, John (March 18, 1985). "His Meanie Role in Amadeus Makes Nice Guy F. Murray Abraham the Man to Beat for the Oscar : People.com". People Magazine. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  5. ^ JOSEPHINE ABRAHAM Obituary - El Paso, TX | El Paso Times https://m.legacy.com › obituaries › obitu...
  6. ^ How I Got My Equity Card. Actorsequity.org. Retrieved on 2012-10-15.
  7. ^ Coltin, Jeff (2016). "Actor F. Murray Abraham on Syrian refugees and de Blasio's New York". cityandstateny.com.
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  11. ^ Orfalea, Gregory. "The Arab Americans". Aramcoworld.com.
  12. ^ alumni
  13. ^ Farber, Stephen (September 20, 1984). "The New York Times: Best Pictures". The New York Times. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  14. ^ His Meanie Role in Amadeus Makes Nice Guy F. Murray Abraham the Man to Beat For the Oscar. People.com. Retrieved 2014-08-01.
  15. ^ Jean-Jacques Annaud, The Name of the Rose DVD commentary, Warner Home Video, 2004.
  16. ^ "The Name of the Rose (Der Name der Rose)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2013-11-14.
  17. ^ Stark, John (6 October 1986). "An Evil F. Murray Abraham Fights Friar Sean Connery in The Name of the Rose". People. Vol. 26 no. 14. p. 112. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  18. ^ "Is winning an Oscar a curse or a blessing?". Archived from the original on December 7, 2008. Retrieved 2007-05-20.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link) film.com (2007).
  19. ^ The official source for Broadway Information. IBDB. Retrieved on 2012-10-15.
  20. ^ Span, Paula (29 September 1986). "F. Murray Abraham, Take 1". Washington Post. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
  21. ^ "Theater: F. Murray Abraham Anchors Nathan The Wise by Michael Giltz, The Huffington Post, 14 April 2016
  22. ^ Nemy, Enid. "BROADWAY." The New York Times. The New York Times, 25 Apr. 1985. Web. 25 Jan. 2017. <https://www.nytimes.com/1985/04/26/arts/broadway.html>.
  23. ^ "The Movie : F. Murray Abraham". Archived from the original on September 28, 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-28.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link). amadeusimmortal.com
  24. ^ González, María Cortés. "Josephine Abraham, 96, loved life, according to famous son F. Murray Abraham". ElPasoTimes.com. El Paso Times and MediaNews Group. Archived from the original on 16 June 2013. Retrieved 15 June 2013.
  25. ^ Healy, Patrick (January 26, 2010). "F. Murray Abraham: Action Hero". The New York Times. Retrieved May 2, 2010.
  26. ^ (Arts & Entertainment) author: John Del Signore Archived 2015-08-26 at the Wayback Machine
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  28. ^ Rizzo, Frank. (2011-05-18) F. Murray Abraham Receives Obie for Tresnjak Production of "Merchant" Archived 2012-07-07 at Archive.today. Blogs.courant.com. Retrieved on 2012-10-15.
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  30. ^ "Theater Hall of Fame Ceremony, Honoring Susan Stroman, F. Murray Abraham, Philip J. Smith and More, Presented Tonight". www.playbill.com. May 4, 2015. Retrieved June 3, 2015.

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