William "Bill" Rice
October 17, 1931
|Died||January 23, 2006 (aged 74)|
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Early life and education
After graduating from Middlebury, Rice moved into an apartment on Third Avenue in Manhattan in 1953. A painter, film actor, and an unaffiliated scholar, Bill Rice was one of the central figures in the various bohemian enclaves that gathered and overlapped in the Lower East Side of the 1960s. Among his diverse achievements, Rice worked with noted Gertrude Stein expert Ulla Dydo on Gertrude Stein: The Language That Rises: 1923–1934 (2003), an essential study of the author's writing process, using her notebooks and manuscripts.
|1980||The Offenders||Dr. Moore|
|1980||The Trap Door||Fuller Brush Man|
|1981||Subway Riders||Mr. Gollstone|
|1982||Wild Style||Art Gallery Party Guest||Uncredited|
|1986||Sleepwalk||Man at Elevator|
|1987||Thunder Warrior II||Thomas Rupert|
|1988||The Big Blue||Arthur|
|1992||Last Supper||The provider|
|1994||Jonas in the Desert||—||Documentary|
|2003||Coffee and Cigarettes||Bill|
|2005||One Last Thing...||Undertaker|
|1996||Chicago Hope||Patient #1||Episode: "Right to Life"|
-  by Bill Rice, Evocation I and Evocation II, BOMB Magazine (Fall, 1984)
-  by Bill Rice, Travel Sketchbook and Hamburg, 1982, BOMB Magazine (Winter, 1983)
- Yau, John (Jul–Aug 2011). "Bill Rice: Paintings & Works on Paper". The Brooklyn Rail.
- Levin, Sara G. (February 2006). "Bill Rice, 74, cult film actor, artist and writer". The Villager. Retrieved June 28, 2015.
- Cotter, Holland (January 29, 2006). "Bill Rice, 74, Downtown Artist, Actor and Impresario, Dies". New York Times. Retrieved June 28, 2015.