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Midnight Cowboy (25-May-1969)

Director: John Schlesinger

Writer: Waldo Salt

From novel: Midnight Cowboy by James Leo Herlihy

Producer: Jerome Hellman

Keywords: Drama, Prostitution, Texas, New York

A dishwasher flees his small Texas town to become a prostitute in New York City; he is ill-suited for this type of work. He meets Ratso and they plan to head for Florida. Won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adaptation; received additional nominations for Best Actor (two), Best Supporting Actress, and Best Editing. It is the only X rated film to have won Best Picture. When re-released in 1980 without any edits, it received an R rating. Entered 1994 into the National Film Registry.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Bob Balaban
Film Director
16-Aug-1945   Parents
Dustin Hoffman
8-Aug-1937   The Graduate
Barnard Hughes
16-Jul-1915 11-Jul-2006 High priest in TRON
John McGiver
5-Nov-1913 9-Sep-1975 Midnight Cowboy
Sylvia Miles
9-Sep-1924 12-Jun-2019 Midnight Cowboy
Gary Owens
Radio Personality
10-May-1936 12-Feb-2015 Radio DJ, announcer for Laugh-In
Brenda Vaccaro
18-Nov-1939   Capricorn One
Jon Voight
29-Dec-1938   Midnight Cowboy


Dustin Hoffman   ...   Ratso
Jon Voight   ...   Joe Buck (would-be gigolo)
Brenda Vaccaro   ...   Shirley (trick)
John McGiver   ...   Mr. O'Daniel
Sylvia Miles   ...   Cass
Barnard Hughes   ...   Towny
Ruth White   ...   Sally Buck
Jennifer Salt   ...   Annie
Gil Rankin   ...   Woodsy Niles
Gary Owens   ...   Little Joe
T. Tom Marlow   ...   Little Joe
George Eppersen   ...   Ralph (cook)
Al Scott   ...   Cafeteria Manager
Linda Davis   ...   Mother on the Bus
J. T. Masters   ...   Old Cow-Hand
Arlene Reeder   ...   The Old Lady
New York
Georgann Johnson   ...   Rich Lady
Jonathan Kramer   ...   Jackie
Anthony Holland   ...   TV Bishop
Bob Balaban   ...   The Young Student
Jan Tice   ...   Freaked-Out Lady
Paul Benjamin   ...   Bartender
Peter Scalia   ...   Vegetable Grocer
Vito Siracusa   ...   Vegetable Grocer
Peter Zamagias   ...   Hat Shop Owner
Arthur Anderson   ...   Hotel Clerk
Tina Scala   ...   Laundromat Lady
Alma Felix   ...   Laundromat Lady
Richard Clarke   ...   Escort Service Man
Ann Thomas   ...   The Frantic Lady
The Party
Viva   ...   Gretel McAlbertson
Gastone Rossilli   ...   Hansel McAlbertson
Ultra Violet   ...   Partygoer
Paul Jabara   ...   Partygoer
International Velvet   ...   Partygoer
Cecelia Lipson   ...   Partygoer
Taylor Mead   ...   Partygoer
Paul Morrissey   ...   Partygoer
Joan Murphy   ...   The Waitress
Al Stetson   ...   Bus Driver


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