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Birth Name: Roy Scheider
Born: 11/10/1932
Birth Place: Orange, New Jersey, USA
Death Place: Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
Died: 02/10/2008

Born Roy Richard Scheider in Orange, NJ on Nov. 10, 1932, he suffered from bouts of rheumatic fever as a boy, so turned to sports to rebuild his strength. Baseball and boxing proved to be his favorites; with the latter also contributing to his uniquely weathered look when his nose was broken during a Golden Gloves bout in his home state. Scheider intended to pursue a legal career after studies at Rutgers and then Franklin and Marshall College, but the schools' drama programs proved too alluring for him. After graduating, he served in the Air Force for three years, but returned to the stage, where a performance in "Richard III" attracted the attention of producer Joseph Papp. He then launched... Continue Bio >>

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