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Encyclopedia > William Hickey

William Hickey (September 19, 1928June 29, 1997) was an American actor. The Brooklyn-born actor was best known for his Oscar-nominated role as Don Corrado Prizzi in the John Huston's 1985 film Prizzi's Honor. September 19 is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years). ... 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... June 29 is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 185 days remaining. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A map highlighting Brooklyn and the rest of New York City. ... Prizzis Honor is a 1985 comedy film which tells the story of a mob hit man and hit woman who fall in love with each other, even though they have been hired to kill each other. ...


Notable for his unique, gravely voice and somewhat offbeat appearance, Hickey, in his later years, was often cast in "cantankerous-but-clever old man" roles. His characters, who sometimes exuded a underlying air of the macabre, usually had the last laugh over their more sprightly co-stars.


Hickey enjoyed a long and successful career in film, television, and theater. In addition to his work as an actor, he was a respected teacher of the craft. Films are produced by recording actual people and objects with cameras, or by creating them using animation techniques and/or special effects. ... For other usages see Theatre (disambiguation) Theater (American English) or Theatre (British English and widespread usage among theatre professionals in the US) is that branch of the performing arts concerned with acting out stories in front of an audience using combinations of speech, gesture, music, dance, sound and spectacle — indeed...


William Hickey is interred in the Cemetery of the Evergreens in Brooklyn, New York. For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ...

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Notable roles

Film

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Television

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William Hickey (memoirist) at AllExperts (424 words)
William Hickey (June 30, 1749 â€" May 31, 1830), was a lawyer, bon-viveur and general man about town, but is best-known for his vast Memoirs, composed in 1808-10 and published between 1913 and 1925, which in their manuscript form cover seven hundred and forty closely-written pages.
Hickey was born in St. Albans Street, Pall Mall, Westminster, on the 30th June 1749, the seventh son of Joseph Hickey, a successful Irish Solicitor, and Mary Boulton, from a Yorkshire gentry family.
In his old age Hickey wrote rather censoriously of his youthful indiscretions in London, where he lived well beyond his means, drinking and gambling heavily, playing at billiards and at cricket, and keeping a mistress called Nanny Harris, to whom he was very attached, in rooms in Berwick Street.
William Hickey - Biography - Moviefone (187 words)
For many years, Hickey was best known as a highly sought-after acting coach; among his students were such showbiz heavyweights as Jack Nicholson and Barbra Streisand.
Hickey's wizened countenance and rusty-nail voice has been successfully harnessed for such showy screen roles as Rod Steiger's zany sidekick in Happy Birthday Wanda June (1971).
Hickey died from complications of emphysema and bronchitis at the age of 69.
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