|Born||May 28, 1928
|Died||April 2, 2011 (aged 82)
Greenwich Village, New York
Jess Osuna was a terrific actor and an energetic fellow. He rode his bicycle to appointments, classes and performances all over the city well into his 80s. He had a successful film, television and stage career, including the films: A New Leaf, Three Days of the Condor, All the President's Men, Taps and Kramer Vs. Kramer, television shows included: Columbo, Kojak, NYPD and Hawk. He had extensive theatre credits as well, his Broadway credits include: Happy Birthday Wanda June, Edison Theatre, 1970-1971, An Almost Perfect Person, The Belasco Theatre, 1977-1978, and The Goodbye People by Herb Gardner, at The Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 1968. He was first a student, then an instructor and performer at HB Studios in Greenwich Village, New York City. He studied with both Herbert Berghoff and Uta Hagen and eventually taught his own classes. For the last 7 years or so of his life he studied with Austin Pendleton, at HB, and performed with the HB Ensemble. Perhaps his favorite role was the title role in Hamlet which he played with the HB Ensemble. He is missed by his friends and fellow actors. Osuna died at his home in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, on April 2, 2011, at the age of 82. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Mary Anne. He is survived by his daughter Tracy and his grandson, Sean, as well as many nieces and nephews. Osuna was buried at Calvary Cemetery in Woodside, Queens.
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