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John Saxon

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Birth Name: John Saxon
Born: 08/05/1935
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Born Carmine Orrico in Brooklyn, NY on Aug. 5, 1936, he was the first child of dockworker, Antonio Orrico, and his wife, Anna Protettore. He developed an interest in acting while a student at New Utrecht High School in Brooklyn, and soon divided his time between his basic studies and drama training under the famed Stella Adler in Manhattan. He also modeled on occasion for magazine covers; one such photograph allegedly caught the attention of Hollywood agent Henry Willson, who represented Rock Hudson and Tab Hunter, among other movie heartthrobs. According to some reports, Willson brought the teenager to Hollywood, where he landed him a contract with Universal. He also provided a new moniker ... Continue Bio >>



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