Frederick Combs

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Frederick Combs
Born George Frederick Combs, Jr.
(1935-10-11)October 11, 1935
Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
Died September 19, 1992(1992-09-19) (aged 56)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupation Actor, Playwright, Director

Frederick Combs (October 11, 1935 – September 19, 1992) was an American film, theater and television actor, playwright and director.[1]

Combs is best known for originating the role of Donald in the play The Boys in the Band and then later in the 1970 film of the same name.[1][2]

He performed extensively in theater including Franco Zeffirelli's 1963 production of The Lady of the Camellias.[1][3]

He died in Los Angeles in 1992 of an AIDS-related illness at the age of 56.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Daniels, Lee A. (October 2, 1992). "Frederick Combs, An Actor, Director And Playwright, 57". The New York Times. Retrieved October 5, 2012. 
  2. ^ Canby, Vincent (March 18, 1970). "'Boys in the Band': Crowley Study of Male Homosexuality Opens". The New York Times. Retrieved October 5, 2012. 
  3. ^ IBDB profile Archived October 23, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.

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