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Kevin Kline

Kevin Kline at the 1989 Academy Awards
Birth name Kevin Delaney Kline
Born October 24, 1947 (1947-10-24) (age 59)
Flag of the United States St. Louis, Missouri, US
Spouse(s) Phoebe Cates (1989-)

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Biography

Early life

Kline was born in St. Louis, Missouri to Robert Joseph Kline, a classical music buff[1] who owned and operated The Record Bar, the largest toy and record store in St. Louis, and Peggy (Kirk),[2] whom Kline has described as the "dramatic theatrical character in our family".[3][4] His father's family also owned Kline's Inc., a department store chain. He has two younger brothers, Alex and Christopher, and an older sister, Kate.[5] Kline's father was an Agnostic of German Jewish descent and his Irish American mother, the daughter of an immigrant from County Louth,[6] was Catholic. Kline was raised in his mother's faith and graduated from the Catholic Saint Louis Priory School in 1965. He attended Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, where he began as an aspiring classical pianist, but after joining the on-campus theater group "Vest Pocket Players" as an undergraduate, he fell in love with the theater and switched to acting, graduating from IU in 1970. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... For other uses, see Jew (disambiguation). ... Irish population density in the United States, 1872. ... Statistics Province: Leinster County Town: Dundalk Code: LH Area: 820 km² Population (2006) 110,894 Website: www. ... The Saint Louis Priory School, a Roman Catholic secondary day school for boys, is located in suburban St. ... Indiana University is the principal campus of the Indiana University system. ... Location in the state of Indiana Coordinates: County Monroe Mayor Mark Kruzan Area    - City 51. ...


Career

In 1970, Kline was awarded a scholarship to the newly formed Drama Division at the Juilliard School in New York. In 1972, he joined with fellow Juilliard graduates, including Patti Lupone and David Ogden Stiers, and formed the City Center Acting Company (now The Acting Company), under the aegis of famed British actor John Houseman. The Company traveled across the U.S. performing Shakespeare's plays, other classical works, and the musical The Robber Bridegroom, founding a dedication and mission unparalleled in American repertory theatre. In 1976, Kline left The Acting Company and settled in New York City, doing a brief stint as the character "Woody Reed" in the now-defunct soap opera Search for Tomorrow. He followed this with a return to the stage 1978 in the small role of "Bruce Granit", a matinĂ©e idol caricature, in Hal Prince's On The Twentieth Century, for which he won his first Tony Award. 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... The Juilliard School is one of the worlds premiere performing arts conservatory located in New York City, it is informally identified as simply Juilliard, and trains in the fields of Dance, Drama, and Music. ... NY redirects here. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Patti LuPone in her Tony Award winning role as Eva Perón in the Broadway musical Evita. ... ... The Acting Company (Group 1 Acting Company) Founded in 1972 by John Houseman and current Producing Artistic Director Margot Harley with members of the first graduating class of Juilliards Drama Division, The Acting Company has performed over 100 plays for over 3 million people in 48 states and nine... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... The Robber Bridegroom is a musical with a book and lyrics by Alfred Uhry and music by Robert Waldman. ... Search for Tomorrow was a soap opera which started airing on Monday, September 3, 1951 on CBS. The show was moved from CBS, its original broadcaster, on Friday, March 26, 1982, with NBC picking it up on the following Monday, March 29, 1982. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Hal Prince (born January 30, 1928), full name Harold Smith Prince, is a American theatrical producer and director associated with many of the best-known Broadway musical productions of the past half-century. ... On the Twentieth Century, was a Broadway musical with book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and music by Cy Coleman, directed by Hal Prince. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ...


In 1981, Kline paired up with rock diva Linda Ronstadt and singer Rex Smith in the New York Shakespeare Festival's Central Park production of The Pirates of Penzance, winning another Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical, for his comically dashing portrayal of the Pirate King. He later played the role in a film version of the musical, also with Ronstadt, which had a limited theatrical release. In the ensuing years, Kline appeared many times in New York Shakespeare Festival productions of Shakespeare, including starring roles in Richard III, Much Ado About Nothing, Henry V, two productions of Hamlet (one of which he also directed) and a Tony-nominated Falstaff in a production that combined the two parts of Shakespeare's Henry IV. Dubbed "the American Olivier" by New York Times theater critic Frank Rich for his stage acting, Kline finally ventured into film in 1982, winning the coveted role of the tormented and mercurial Nathan opposite Meryl Streep in Alan Pakula's Sophie's Choice. Streep won an Academy Award for her performance in the film, and Kline was nominated for a Golden Globe and BAFTA Award for best debut performance. Linda Marie Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946 in Tucson, Arizona) is a popular vocalist with multiple Grammy Awards, numerous multi-platinum albums, an Emmy Award, a Tony Award nomination who has recorded over 30 studio albums. ... Image:RexSmith. ... Poster announcing the copyright performance at the Bijou Theatre, Paignton The Pirates of Penzance, or The Slave of Duty, is a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ... Frontispage of the First Quarto Richard The Third. ... Title page of the first quarto (1600) Much Ado About Nothing is a comedy by William Shakespeare. ... Title page of the first quarto (1600) Henry V, also known as The Cronicle History of Henry the fift, is a play by William Shakespeare based on the life of King Henry V of England. ... Hamlet and Horatio in the cemetery by Eugène Delacroix For other uses, see Hamlet (disambiguation). ... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ... Adolf Schrödter: Falstaff and his page Sir John Falstaff is a fictional character who appears in three plays by William Shakespeare as a companion to Prince Hal, the future King Henry V. A fat, vainglorious, and cowardly knight, Falstaff leads the apparently wayward Prince Hal into trouble, but he... Shakespeare redirects here. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... Frank Rich (born June 2, 1949 in Washington, D.C.) is a columnist for The New York Times. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Mary Louise Streep, mostly known as Meryl Streep (born June 22, 1949) is an Academy Award-winning American actress who has worked in theatre, television, and film. ... Alan Jay Pakula (7 April 1928 - 19 November 1998) was an American film producer, writer and director noted for his contributions to the conspiracy thriller genre. ... Sophies Choice is a 1982 film that tells the story of a beautiful Polish immigrant, Sophie, and her tempestuous lover who share a boarding house with a young writer in Brooklyn. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organization that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ...


During the 1980s and early-1990s, Kline made several films with director Lawrence Kasdan, including The Big Chill, Silverado, Grand Canyon, I Love You To Death, and French Kiss. In the mid-1990s, he was supposed to star as Mandrake the Magician in the movie with the same name, but the film never got off the ground. In 1989, Kline won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the British comedy A Fish Called Wanda, in which he played a caricature of a painfully stupid American ex-CIA thug opposite John Cleese's genteel British barrister. (In 2000, the American Film Institute ranked the film twenty-first on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs). This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... Lawrence Kasdan (born 14 January 1949, Miami, Florida) is an American movie producer, director and screenwriter. ... The Big Chill is a 1983 film that tells the story of several University of Michigan college friends who reunite after many years for the funeral of one of their friends who commits suicide. ... Silverado is an American Western feature film, first released on July 10, 1985. ... Christmas Day 2006, South Rim The Grand Canyon is a very colorful, steep-sided gorge, carved by the Colorado River in the U.S. state of Arizona. ... DVD case cover for I Love You to Death I Love You to Death is a 1990 crime/comedy film, directed by Lawrence Kasdan. ... A French kiss can refer to a style of kissing using the tongue. ... Mandrake the Magician is a U.S. comic strip created in 1934 by Lee Falk (also creator of The Phantom) and mainly appearing in syndication in newspapers. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... A Fish Called Wanda is a movie released in 1988 by MGM. It was written by John Cleese and directed by Charles Crichton. ... The CIA Seal The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is an American intelligence agency, responsible for obtaining and analyzing information about foreign governments, corporations, and individuals, and reporting such information to the various branches of the U.S. Government. ... John Marwood Cleese (born 27 October 1939) is an Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award winning English comedian and actor. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The 100 funniest American films. ...


Though he has been offered many roles that could have boosted him to box-office stardom, Kline has kept a wary distance from the Hollywood star-making machine and developed a reputation for picking parts with discrimination (such as strong roles in Grand Canyon and Life as a House), leading to the industry moniker "Kevin Decline". Other awards have included Drama Desk Awards, Golden Globe awards, a Gotham Actor Award, a Hasty Pudding Theatricals Man of the Year Award, and a St. Louis International Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award. He also has a star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame. Grand Canyon is an ensemble drama directed and co-written by Lawrence Kasdan, advertised as The Big Chill for the 90s, in reference to one of Kasdans earlier successes. ... Life as a house Life as a House is a 2001 film starring Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Hayden Christensen. ... Created in 1955, the Drama Desk Award was created to recognize Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway shows in addition to Broadway shows. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... The Hasty Pudding Theatricals, known informally simply as The Pudding, is a theatrical student society at Harvard University, known for its burlesque musicals. ... The St. ...


Personal life

Prior to his marriage, Kline was romantically linked to Patti LuPone, Gilda Radner, and Linda Ronstadt. Kline married actress Phoebe Cates in 1989. The couple make their home in New York City and have three children: Owen Kline (born 1991), who had a featured role in The Squid and the Whale, Greta Kline (born 1994), and Autumn Belle Kline (born 2005). After his son was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes, Kline became active with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. In November 2004 he was presented with the JDRF's Humanitarian of the Year award by Meryl Streep for his volunteer efforts on behalf of the organization. Patti LuPone in her Tony Award winning role as Eva Perón in the Broadway musical Evita. ... Gilda Susan Radner (28 June 1946 – 20 May 1989) was an American comedian and actress, best known for her five years as part of the original cast of the NBC comedy series Saturday Night Live. ... Linda Marie Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946 in Tucson, Arizona) is a popular vocalist with multiple Grammy Awards, numerous multi-platinum albums, an Emmy Award, a Tony Award nomination who has recorded over 30 studio albums. ... Phoebe Cates in Fast Times at Ridgemont High Phoebe Cates (born Phoebe Belle Katz on July 16, 1963 in New York City, New York) is an American film actress best known for her roles in several teen films, most notably Fast Times at Ridgemont High. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Owen Joseph Kline (born October 14, 1991) is an American actor. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... The Squid and the Whale is a 2005 comedy-drama film written and directed by Noah Baumbach. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the disease that features high blood sugar. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mary Louise Streep, mostly known as Meryl Streep (born June 22, 1949) is an Academy Award-winning American actress who has worked in theatre, television, and film. ...


The Kevin Kline Awards honor theater professionals in St. Louis in a wide array of categories, which include best actor and actress, set design, choreography, and original play. The first awards ceremony took place on March 20, 2006. The Kevin Kline Awards were started in 2006, to recognize outstanding achievement in professional theatre in the Greater St. ... is the 79th day of the year (80th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Filmography

Sophies Choice is a 1982 film that tells the story of a beautiful Polish immigrant, Sophie, and her tempestuous lover who share a boarding house with a young writer in Brooklyn. ... Poster announcing the copyright performance at the Bijou Theatre, Paignton The Pirates of Penzance, or The Slave of Duty, is a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert. ... The Big Chill is a 1983 film that tells the story of several University of Michigan college friends who reunite after many years for the funeral of one of their friends who commits suicide. ... Silverado is an American Western feature film, first released on July 10, 1985. ... Cry Freedom is a feature film directed by Richard Attenborough, set in the late 1970s, during the apartheid era of South Africa. ... A Fish Called Wanda is a movie released in 1988 by MGM. It was written by John Cleese and directed by Charles Crichton. ... The January Man is a 1989 film, directed by Pat OConnor. ... DVD case cover for I Love You to Death I Love You to Death is a 1990 crime/comedy film, directed by Lawrence Kasdan. ... Soapdish is a 1991 comedy film which tells a backstage story of the cast and crew of a popular television soap opera. ... Grand Canyon is an ensemble drama directed and co-written by Lawrence Kasdan, advertised as The Big Chill for the 90s, in reference to one of Kasdans earlier successes. ... The 1992 thriller Consenting Adults stars Kevin Kline, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Kevin Spacey and Rebecca Miller. ... Chaplin is a 1992 semi-biographical film about the life of Charles Chaplin. ... Dave is a 1993 comedy movie written by Gary Ross, directed by Ivan Reitman, and starring Kevin Kline. ... (left to right) Sergei Legat, as the Nutcracker, an unidentified child as a gingerbread soldier, and Lydia Rubtsova as Marianna in Vsevolozhskys costumes for the Ivanov/Petipa/Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker, St. ... Princess Caraboo is a 1994 film, directed by Michael Austin, based on the real-life 19th-century character Princess Caraboo, who passed herself off in British society as an exotic princess who spoke a strange foreign language. ... A French kiss can refer to a style of kissing using the tongue. ... The Hunchback of Notre Dame, or Notre-Dame of Paris (in French, Notre-Dame de Paris) is a novel first published on January 14, 1831 by the prolific French author Victor Hugo. ... The Ice Storm is a 1994 American novel by Rick Moody. ... Fierce Creatures is a 1997 comedy movie, John Cleese and companys follow-up to the widely popular A Fish Called Wanda. ... Film poster for In & Out. ... A Midsummer Nights Dream is a 1999 film adaptation of William Shakespeares play of the same title. ... For the 1960s television series, see The Wild Wild West. ... The Road To El Dorado DVD cover The Road To El Dorado is an animated film by DreamWorks SKG released in 2000. ... The Anniversary Party is a 2001 movie, written, directed, and starring Jennifer Jason Leigh and Alan Cumming. ... Life as a house Life as a House is a 2001 film starring Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Hayden Christensen. ... Orange County is an American movie released in 2002. ... The Emperors Club is a 2002 film that tells the story of a prep school teacher and his students. ... De-Lovely movie poster. ... Cole Albert Porter (June 9, 1891 – October 15, 1964) was an American composer and songwriter from Indiana. ... The Pink Panther is a 2006 comedy film. ... A Prairie Home Companion (previously known as The Last Broadcast) is a 2006 ensemble comedy film elegy directed by Robert Altman, his final film released just five months before his death. ... Guy Noir is a fictional private detective regularly featured on the public radio show A Prairie Home Companion. ... As You Like It is a film due for release in 2006, directed by Kenneth Branagh. ... Trade is a 2007 film produced by Roland Emmerich and [Rosilyn Heller]], directed by Marco Kreuzpaintner and starring Kevin Kline. ...

References

  1. ^ http://dramafan.tripod.com/kevinkline/robert_j_kline.html
  2. ^ http://www.filmreference.com/film/88/Kevin-Kline.html
  3. ^ http://www.tribute.ca/bio.asp?id=2164
  4. ^ http://dramafan.tripod.com/kevinkline/paradekk.html
  5. ^ http://dramafan.tripod.com/kevinkline/hamlettime32486.html
  6. ^ http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_hb160/is_200105/ai_hibm1P196423516

External links

Awards
Preceded by
Sean Connery
for The Untouchables
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
1988
for A Fish Called Wanda
Succeeded by
Denzel Washington
for Glory
Preceded by
Jim Dale
for Barnum
Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical
1981
for The Pirates of Penzance
Succeeded by
Ben Harney
for Dreamgirls

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Kevin Kline Online BIOGRAPHY (668 words)
Kevin started playing piano and singing back up vocals in bars and restaurants around the Washington D.C - Baltimore area at the age of 16 with his cousins variety band, as well as sneaking into many open mic nights around the area.
It was this band and it's members that gave Kevin the creative outlet, the experience and the confidence he needed to begin his life long passion of writing music and lyrics.
Kevin opened for such acts as Ben Fold Five, Kool and the Gang and the band Chicago on their 35th anniversary tour.
Kevin Kline - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (930 words)
Kline, second of four children, was born in St.
Kline was raised in his mother's faith and graduated from the Catholic Saint Louis Priory School in 1965.
In 1970, Kline was awarded a scholarship to the newly formed Drama Division at the Juilliard School in New York.
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