Roy London Biography (1943-1993)

Born March 3, 1943 (one source says 1946), in New York, NY; died of AIDS complications, August 8, 1993, in Los Angeles, CA. Instructor, actor, director, and writer. London was a respected acting coach to many Hollywood stars, including Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, and Faye Dunaway. He began his career actingin productions on Broadway and off-Broadway, and with the Royal ShakespeareCompany in England. A founding member of the Circle Repertory Company in NewYork, he wrote several plays which were produced by that group, including thecritically-acclaimed Mrs. Murray's Farm, a historical farce about the American Revolution. His other writings include screenplays for the television movie California Gold Rush and the feature film Tiger Warsaw. Although he had directed for television shows, including It's Garry Shandling's Show and The Larry Sanders Show, London made his feature film directorial debut the year before his death with Diary of a Hit Man, which starred three of his former students--Forest Whitaker, Sharon Stone, and Sherilyn Fenn.

educator, actor, director, writer
Birth Details
March 3, 1943
New York, New York, United States
Death Details
August 8, 1993
Los Angeles, California, United States

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