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Joseph Bova Biography (1924-)
Born May 25, 1924, in Cleveland, OH; son of Anthony and Mary (Catalano) Bova;married Lee Lawson. Addresses: AGENT--Richard Astor Agency, 119 W. 57th Street, New York, NY 10019.
- Birth Details
- May 25, 1924
- Cleveland, Ohio, United States
- STAGE DEBUT--David, It Can't Happen Here, Federal Theatre Project, Cleveland, OH, 1936.
- OFF-BROADWAY DEBUT--Chip, On the Town, Carnegie Hall Playhouse, 1959.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- Stalag 17, Cleveland Playhouse, OH, 1953.
- Francis X. Dignan, King of Hearts, Cleveland Playhouse, 1954.
- Sakini, Teahouse of the August Moon, Cleveland Playhouse, 1957.
- Prince Dauntless, Once Upon a Mattress, Phoenix Theatre, New York City, then Alvin Theatre, New York City, 1959.
- Tranio, The Taming of the Shrew, New York Shakespeare Festival, DelacorteTheatre, New York City, 1960.
- Theseus, The Rape of the Belt, Martin Beck Theatre, New York City, 1960.
- Bob, Irma la Douce, Plymouth Theatre, New York City, 1961.
- Charlie, Never Too Late, 46th Street Theatre, New York City, 1963.
- Shim, Hot Spot, Majestic Theatre, New York City, 1964.
Credits; Junior Mister, The Cradle Will Rock, Theatre Four, New York City, 1964. With the New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre
- Costard, Love's Labour's Lost and Thersites, Troilus and Cressida, both 1965, title role, King Richard III, 1966, Antipholus of Ephesus, The Comedy ofErrors, 1967, Mercutio, Romeo and Juliet, 1968.
- Also appeared as M'sieur Pierre, Invitation to a Beheading, Public Theatre, New York City, 1969.
- Mr. Lee, The Chinese and Dr. Fish, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1970; Coviello, Comedy, Colonial Theatre, Boston, 1972; Jake Jackson, An American Millionaire, Circle in the Square Theatre, New York City, 1974; Ford,The Merry Wives of Windsor, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre,New York City, 1974; various roles, The Beauty Part, American Place Theatre,New York City, 1974; Milt, LUV, Papermill Playhouse, Milburn, NJ, 1976; Fluellen, Henry V and Sgt. Rooney, Streamers, both New York Shakespeare Festival,1976; Dunois, Saint Joan, Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL, then Circle in the Square Theatre, New York City, 1977; Sir Toby Belch, Twelfth Night, American Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, CT, 1978; Bert Barry, Forty-Second Street, Winter Garden Theatre, New York City, 1980-81, then Majestic Theatre, 1981--.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Bob, Irma la Douce, U.S. cities, 1962.
- FILM DEBUT--The Young Doctors, United Artists, 1961.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
- Pretty Poison, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1968.
- Serpico, Paramount, 1974.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION WORK
- Producer and actor for children's programming, Cleveland, OH, 1951- 54.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; DRAMATIC SPECIALS
- Oscar, The Tin Drum, PBS.
- Once Upon a Mattress.
- Kojak, CBS.
- Barney Miller, ABC.
- Johnny, We Hardly Knew Ye, 1977.
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