Spalding Gray

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Birth Name: Spalding Gray
Born: 06/05/1941
Birth Place: Barrington, Rhode Island, USA
Death Place: New York City, New York, USA
Died: 01/10/2004

Prior to his breakthrough, Gray was memorable in a small role in David Byrne's "True Stories" (1986). As a result of the success of "Swimming to Cambodia", he continued to appear in features--while devoting time to writing and stage performances--usually playing doctors or other WASP establishment figures. His films include "Beaches", as a doctor, "Clara's Heart" (both 1988) and "Straight Talk" (1992), again as a doctor. Gray also worked in TV.

In 1992, he returned to his roots with "Monster in a Box", a film version of his acclaimed staged monologue. Chronicling Gray's life after "Swimming to Cambodia" and his struggle to write a semi-autobiographical novel, "Impossible Vacation". He nex... Continue Bio >>

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