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Cliff Gorman

Personal information
Birth dateOctober 13, 1936
Place of birthQueens, New York, U.S.
Date of deathSeptember 5, 2002(age 65)
Death placeNew York City, New York, U.S.
Years active1968 2002
SpouseGayle Gorman (1963-2002)

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Cliff Gorman (October 13, 1936 September 5, 2002) was an American stage and screen actor. He won an Obie award in 1968 for the stage presentation of The Boys in the Band, and went on to reprise his role in the 1970 film version.

He won a Tony Award in 1972 for playing Lenny Bruce in the play Lenny. Although the film version, directed by Bob Fosse, featured Dustin Hoffman, Gorman was recruited to portray a Lenny-like character in a side-story in Fosse's film All That Jazz. In 1984 he co-starred as Lt. Andrews in the film Angel. Noteworthy are his roles in movies like An Unmarried Woman with Jill Clayburgh, Hoffa with Jack Nicholson and Danny De Vito and Night and the City with Robert De Niro. His TV work included performances in series like Law and Order, Murder, She Wrote and the 1970's drama Police Story, written by former LAPD Detective Sergeant Joseph Wambaugh.

Gorman and his wife cared for his fellow Boys in the Band performer Robert La Tourneaux in the last few months of his battle against AIDS, until La Tourneaux's death on June 3, 1986.

Gorman died of leukemia in 2002, aged 65, although his final film, Kill the Poor, was not released until 2006. He was survived by his wife, Gayle Gorman.

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