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Birth Name: William Hickey
Born: 09/19/1928
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Death Place: New York City, New York, USA
Died: 06/29/1997

William Edward Hickey was born in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, NY on Sept. 19, 1927. The second child and only son of Edward and Nora Hickey, he manifested a gift for performing at an early age. With the encouragement of both parents, Hickey began acting as a child and appeared on the radio for the first time at age nine. An interest in theatre drew him to the Henry Street Settlement, a community center on Manhattan's Lower East Side. A magnet for aimless youths during the Great Depression, the Settlement had been the first home of the esteemed acting school The Neighborhood Playhouse and after his high school graduation, Hickey found work teaching theatre to children. An important earl... Continue Bio >>

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