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Ben Gazzara
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Height
5' 11 1/2"
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Spouse
'Elke Krivat' (1982 - present)
Janice Rule (1961 - 1979) (divorced); 1 daughter, 1 stepdaughter
'Louise Erickson' (1951 - 1957) (divorced)

Biography from Leonard Maltin's Movie Encyclopedia:

Tough, intelligent actor from the streets of Manhattan's Lower East Side, who first studied acting at New York's New School for Social Research before working at the Actors' Studio. Like other New York-based actors during the early 1950s, he toiled in off-Broadway plays and on TV before landing on Broadway. His dark, sinister looks enabled him to make an arresting film debut in 1957's The Strange One playing a disturbed military student. Gazzara played tough guys in Anatomy of a Murder (1959) and Convicts Four (1962), but he's also noted for his naturalistic, more sympathetic performances in three films by John Cassavetes: Husbands (1970), The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976), and Opening Night (1977). He also appeared as a Charles Bukowski-like figure in the independent feature Tales of Ordinary Madness (1981). Curiously, most people recognize him as the star of the TV series "Run for Your Life" (1965-68). During the 1980s he worked extensively in Italian films, but late in the decade returned home to ham it up as a scurrilous crime lord in Road House (1989). Beyond the Ocean (1990), which he also wrote and directed, has yet to be released. Gazzara was once married to actress Janice Rule.

Ben Gazzara stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Own On? Rating
The Spanish Prisoner 1997 at home on DVD DVD *** 1/2
Illuminata 1998 York Square w/ Bob Sandine, Neil Olsen and Mary Doyle ** 1/2
The Big Lebowski 1998 At Hoyts Branford w/ Amie Fanning DVD *** 1/2
The Thomas Crown Affair 1999 at Showcase Orange Digital ***