Cliff Gorman


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Birth Name: Cliff Gorman
Born: 10/13/1936
Birth Place: Queens, New York, USA
Death Place: New York City, New York, USA
Died: 09/05/2002

In 1968, Gorman delivered an OBIE-winning performance in the controversial landmark play, "The Boys in the Band". Important in dramatizing gay themes and yet often reviled for its vitriolic portrait of a group of self-hating homosexuals, "Boys" attracted a great deal of attention, not least for Gorman's lisping and limp-wristed Emory. After making his screen debut as another gay character in George Cukor's "Justine" (1969), he recreated Emory for William Friedkin's stagy 1970 film version. He finally broke out of typecasting with another very noticed stage role: Lenny Bruce in "Lenny" (1972). As the foul-mouthed, bitterly hilarious, trailblazing and ultimately tragic standup comic, Gorman wo... Continue Bio >>


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