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John Cassavetes

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Birth Name: John Cassavetes
Born: 12/09/1929
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA
Death Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 02/03/1989

Born John Nicholas Cassavetes on Dec. 9, 1929, in New York City, he was the son of Greek immigrants Nicholas John and Katherine Cassavetes. As a young boy, John spent most of the first seven years of his childhood in his parents' homeland after they returned to Greece for an extended period. Although he barely spoke a word of English upon his family's return, the outgoing boy eventually excelled in both academic and extra-curricular activities while attending schools in Long Island and New Jersey. Following high school graduation, he dabbled with the idea of studying literature at Colgate College; however, Cassavetes - a devoted film enthusiast - eventually enrolled at New York's American Ac... Continue Bio >>

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