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Gerome Ragni Biography (1942-1991)
Born September 11, 1942, in Pittsburgh, PA (one source says Canada); died ofcancer, July 10, 1991, in New York, NY; son of Lawrence and Stephanie (Williams) Ragni; married wife, Stephanie, May 18, 1963; children: Eric.
- actor, writer
- Birth Details
- September 11, 1942
- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
- Death Details
- July 10, 1991
- New York, New York, United States
Credits; Stage Appearances
War, Village South Theatre, New York City, 1963.
Hamlet, Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, New York City, 1964.
Hang Down Your Head and Die, Mayfair Theatre, New York City, 1964.
- Tom, The Knack, New Theatre of Brooklyn, New York City, 1964.
Viet Rock, Martinique Theatre, New York City, 1966.
- Berger, Hair (also see below), Anspacher Theatre, New York City, 1967, then Biltmore Theatre, New York City, and national touring company, U.S.cities, both 1968.
- Made stage debut as Father Corr, Shadow and Substance, Washington,DC, 1954; also appeared at Village Gate nightclub, New York City, 1974.
Credits; Film Appearances
Hamlet, Warner Brothers, 1964.
Lions Love, Raab, 1969.
Credits; Book And Lyrics For Stage Musicals
- (With James Rado) Hair: A Tribal Love-Rock Musical (two-act; musicby Galt MacDermot; includes songs "Aquarius," "Hair," "Easy to Be Hard," "Where Do I Go?," "Good Morning Starshine," "Flesh Failures [Let the Sun Shine In]"), first produced at New York Shakespeare Festival Theatre, New York City,1967, revised version first produced at Biltmore Theatre, New York City, 1968, published by Pocket Books, 1969.
Dude, the Highway Life (music by MacDermot), produced at BroadwayTheatre, New York City, 1972.
- (With Rado) Jack Sound and His Dog Star Blowing His Final Trumpet on the Day of Doom (music by Steve Margoshes), produced at Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York City, 1977.
- Also collaborated with Rado and MacDermot on musical Sun.
Hair was adapted for film by Michael Weller and released by UnitedArtists, 1979.
Contemporary Authors, Volume 105, Gale, 1982, pp. 396-99.
Los Angeles Times, July 15, 1991, p. A22.
New York Times, July 13, 1991, p. 9.*
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