Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Bill Gunn Biography (1934-1989)
Full name, William Harrison Gunn; born July 15, 1934, in Philadelphia, PA; died of encephalitis, April 5, 1989, in Nyack, NY; son of William Harrison andLouise (Alexander) Gunn.
- Birth Details
- July 15, 1934
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
- Death Details
- April 5, 1989
- Nyack, New York, United States
Credits; STAGE APPEARANCES
- BROADWAY DEBUT--The Immoralist, Royale Theatre, 1954.
- Prince, Moon on a Rainbow Shawl, East 11th Street Theatre, New York City,1962.
- Patroclus, Troilus and Cressida, New York Shakespeare Festival, DelacorteTheatre, New York City, 1965.
- Also appeared in Take a Giant Step, Jan Hus Playhouse, New York City, 1956.
Credits; STAGE WORK
- Director, Black Picture Show, New York Shakespeare Festival, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City, 1975.
- director, Rhinestone, Richard Allen Center, New York City, 1982.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- A Member of the Wedding, U.S. cities.
Credits; FILM APPEARANCES
- T.P., The Sound and the Fury, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1959.
- Roscoe, The Interns, Columbia, 1962.
- Sergeant Rothschild, Penelope, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), 1966.
- Namana, The Spy with My Face, MGM, 1966.
- George Meda, Ganja and Hess (also known as Double Possession and Blood Couple), Kelly-Jordon, 1973.
Credits; FILM WORK
- Director, Ganja and Hess (also known as Double Possession and Blood Couple), Kelly-Jordon, 1973.
Credits; TELEVISION APPEARANCES; EPISODIC
- Homer Dobson, The Cosby Show, NBC, 1986.
- Also Look Up and Live, CBS.
Credits; TELEVISION WORK
- Director, The Alberta Hunter Story, BBC, 1982.
- Marcus in the High Grass, Greenwich Mews Theatre, New York City, 1960.
- Johnnas, Chelsea Theatre, New York City, 1968.
- Black Picture Show, New York Shakespeare Festival (NYSF), Vivian BeaumontTheatre, New York City, 1975, published by Reed, Cannon, 1975.
- Rhinestone, Richard Allen Center, New York City, 1982.
- Family Employment, NYSF, Public Theatre, New York City, 1985.
- The Forbidden City, NYSF, Public Theatre, 1989.
- Also Celebration, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles.
- Fame Game, Columbia, 1968.
- Friends, Universal, 1968.
- Stop, Warner Brothers, 1969 (unreleased).
- Don't the Moon Look Lonesome, Chuck Barris Productions, 1970.
- (with Ronald Ribman) The Angel Levine, United Artists, 1970.
- The Landlord, United Artists, 1970.
- Ganja and Hess (also known as Double Possession and Blood Couple), Kelly-Jordon Enterprises, 1973.
- (contributor) The Greatest, Columbia, 1977.
- (With Ilunga Adell, Osa Iyaun, Michael Griffin, Gregory Robinson, and Chriz Schultz) Watch Your Mouth, PBS, 1978.
- Johnnas, NBC, 1972.
- Sojourner, CBS, 1975.
- The Alberta Hunter Story, BBC, 1982.
- All the Rest Have Died (novel), Delacorte, 1964.
- Rhinestone Sharecropping (novel), Reed, Cannon, 1981.
OBITUARIES AND OTHER SOURCES:
- New York Times, April 7, 1989.
- Hollywood Reporter, April 10, 1989.
- Variety, April 12-18, 1989.
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