William Hickey Biography (1928-1997)

Full name, William Edward Hickey; born in 1928 in Brooklyn, NY; son of Edwardand Nora Hickey. Addresses: OFFICE--HB Studio, 120 Bank Street, New York, NY 10014.; AGENT--Bob Waters Agency, 1501 Broadway, New York, NY 10036.

Full name, William Edward Hickey; born in 1928, in Brooklyn, NY; died from emphysema and bronchitis, June 29, 1997, in New York, NY. Actor, director, teacher. For more than forty years, Hickey instructed aspiring actors at the HB Studio in Greenwich, Connecticut, while acting himself on stage and screen. In1985 he gained international recognition for his portrayal of the aging Mafia don in Prizzi's Honor, for which he received an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor. In 1951 Hickey made his Broadway debut in the Cort Theatre's production of Saint Joan. Throughout his career he appeared in numerous stage productions, including Tovarich, Miss Lonelyhearts, On the Town, Twelfth Night, and Diary of a Madman. He appeared on television in Izzy and Moe, Androcles and the Lion, and as a guest on The Phil Silvers Show, among others. His major film credits include A Hatful of Rain, Little Big Man, Happy Birthday, Wanda June, Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, The Name of the Rose, Puppet Master, Forget Paris, Mouse Hunt, National Lampoon's Summer Vacation, and Tales from the Darkside: The Movie.

actor, director, teacher
Birth Details
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Death Details
June 27, 1997
New York, New York, United States

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