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Biography:
Birth Name: Harvey Fierstein
Born: 06/06/1954
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA

A very versatile performer, Fierstein brought his talent for focusing the outlandish with his debut as an asthmatic lesbian cleaning woman in one of Andy Warhol's few theatrical ventures, "Pork", in 1971. During the 70s, a very up-and-down period for the actor, the one-act pieces which eventually formed "Torch Song Trilogy" were written, performed and reworked until they became a highly polished triptych of contemporary gay culture. In retrospect, it seems incredible that "Torch Song" didn't make it to Broadway until 1983, but his dual Tony wins for both Best Play and Best Actor brought a new kind of face into American living rooms during the awards broadcast. Fierstein scored again in the t... Continue Bio >>

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