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Birth Name: Harry Anderson
Born: 10/14/1952
Birth Place: Newport, Rhode Island, USA

Born Oct. 14, 1952, in Newport, RI, Anderson had an extremely unconventional childhood. His father, a traveling salesman, was often absent from home while Anderson was growing up. As a result, Anderson was raised almost exclusively by his mother, to whom he was very close. Around the mid-1950's, Anderson's mother left her husband and took young Harry with her to Chicago. Desperate to put food on the table, she reportedly worked as a prostitute, a fact which Anderson publicly acknowledged in a 1989 Playboy interview ("[Mom] was a hustler, yeah; she did a lot of things. We moved around a lot, and she had a lot of men friends."). Despite this dismal environment, however, Anderson vehem... Continue Bio >>


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