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Julian Beck (I) (1925–1985)


A bold, innovative, avant-garde figure in theatre who helped revolutionized the style of playwriting and acting in the 1950s and 1960s, actor/writer/producer/directer Julian Beck was certainly a odd-looking sort with his baleful, hollow eyes, stark and skullish features and near-bald dome capped by long fringes of stringy hair along the side. He ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Cotton Club Sol Weinstein
(1984)
9½ Weeks Dinner Guest
(1986)
Oedipus Rex Tiresia / Blind oracle
(1967)

Filmography

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 1986 9½ Weeks
Dinner Guest
 1985 Miami Vice (TV Series)
J. J. Johnston
- The Prodigal Son (1985) ... J. J. Johnston
 1984 The Cotton Club
Sol Weinstein
 1982 Il fascino dell'insolito (TV Series)
Il rabbino Aser
- La tortura della speranza (1982) ... Il rabbino Aser
 1969 Love and Anger
Dying Man (segment "Agonia")
 1968 If Unconscious Revolts (Short)
 1968 Candy
 1967 Oedipus Rex
Tiresia / Blind oracle
 1958 Narcissus
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Wrote a personal journal of his theatrical experiences, particularly those with his Living Theatre Company, in his book "The Life of the Theatre: The Relation of the Artist to the Struggle of the People," published in 1972 by City Lights Books.

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7 Print Biographies | 5 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Personal Quote:

LSD carried with it a certain messianic vision, a certain understanding of the meaning of freedom, of the meaning of the as yet unattainable but nevertheless to be obtained erotic fantasy, political fantasy, social fantasy--a sense of oneness, a sense of goodness, a marvelous return to the Garden of Eden morality...That's why we thought if you could put it into the water system, everybody would ... See more »

Trivia:

Musician Alan Hovhaness worked closely with the Living Theatre, composing music for many of its productions. See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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