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Harvey Fierstein

Harvey FiersteinAKA Harvey Forbes Fierstein

Born: 6-Jun-1952
Birthplace: Bensonhurst, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay [1]
Occupation: Actor, Playwright

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Torch Song Trilogy


[1] Spencer Morgan, "An Intimate Visit With Harvey Fierstein", The New York Observer, 21 April 2008: "We don't talk about our lives, gay people. We don't write about our lives. And of course heterosexuals are definitely not going to go looking for us to write about or talk about us." Additionally an quote of unknown origin, for which we cannot verify Fierstein actually said: "I've never been secretive about being gay. Never."

Father: Irving Fierstein
Mother: Jacqueline Harriet Gilbert

    University: BFA, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn (1973)

    amfAR National Council
    Tony 1983 for Torch Song Trilogy (acting)
    Tony 1983 for Torch Song Trilogy (writing)
    Tony 1984 for La Cage Aux Folles (libretto)
    Tony 2003 for Hairspray

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Show Business: The Road to Broadway (19-Apr-2007) · Himself
    Farce of the Penguins (30-Jan-2007) [VOICE]
    The Year Without a Santa Claus (11-Dec-2006)
    Mulan II (3-Nov-2004) [VOICE]
    Duplex (26-Sep-2003) · Kenneth
    Death to Smoochy (28-Feb-2002)
    Common Ground (29-Jan-2000)
    Playing Mona Lisa (2000)
    Double Platinum (16-May-1999)
    Safe Men (7-Aug-1998) · Good Stuff Leo
    Mulan (5-Jun-1998) [VOICE]
    Kull the Conqueror (29-Aug-1997) · Juba
    Independence Day (2-Jul-1996) · Marty Gilbert
    The Celluloid Closet (13-Sep-1995) · Himself
    Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde (25-Aug-1995)
    Bullets Over Broadway (16-Sep-1994)
    Mrs. Doubtfire (24-Nov-1993) · Frank
    The Harvest (5-Nov-1993)
    In the Shadow of Love: A Teen AIDS Story (18-Sep-1991)
    Torch Song Trilogy (14-Dec-1988)
    Apology (27-Jul-1986)
    The Times of Harvey Milk (1-Nov-1984) · Narrator [VOICE]
    Garbo Talks (12-Oct-1984) · Bernie Whitlock
    The Demon Murder Case (6-Mar-1983) [VOICE]


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