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John Lithgow

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Biography

John Lithgow in Central Park in 2007

Source: Wikipedia

John Arthur Lithgow (/ˈlɪθɡoʊ/ LITH-goh; born October 19, 1945) is an American actor, musician, and author. Lithgow has received acclaim and many accolades in his career including two Tony Awards, five Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, an American Comedy Award, four Drama Desk Awards and was also nominated for two Academy Awards and four Grammy Awards. Lithgow was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame and American Theater Hall of Fame.

Fact file

  • Born: John Arthur Lithgow October 19, 1945 (age 69) Rochester, New York, U.S.
  • Alma mater: Harvard College London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
  • Occupation: Actor, musician, poet, author
  • Years active: 1972–present
  • Spouse(s): Jean Taynton (m. 1966–1980) Mary Yeager (m. 1981)
  • Children: 3; including Ian Lithgow

Read more about John Lithgow at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

'The Crown's' John Lithgow on playing Winston Churchill: 'I never would have chosen myself'
LA Times Entertainme, 2017-08-11 23:00:00
For veteran American actor John Lithgow, the prospect of playing Winston Churchill, one of the most prominent figures in British history, for Netflix’s “The Crown” prompted mixed feelings. The first was excitement at the names attached to the series: creator Peter Morgan (“The Queen,” “Frost/Nixon”),...

Watch our live interview with John Lithgow of 'The Crown' on Facebook at 11:00 a.m.
LA Times Entertainme, 2017-08-09 16:55:00

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Variety, 2017-08-09 15:50:48
The first award John Lithgow ever won was not an Emmy but a Tony (in 1973 for “The Changing Room”). While he was certainly excited by the achievement, much of his happiness came from the fact it put him “in the category of employable actors.” More than a decade later ...

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