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Curt Conway

Curt Conway
Born (1915-05-04)May 4, 1915
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Died April 10, 1974(1974-04-10) (aged 58)
Los Angeles, California, USA
Years active 1947–1974
Spouse(s) Sandra Francis (?-?; divorced)
Kim Stanley (1949-1956; divorced; 1 child)
Gail Burton (1970-1974; his death)

Curt Conway (May 4, 1915 – April 10, 1974) was an American actor. He was sometimes billed as Curtis Conway or Kurt Conway.

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Conway began his career with small parts in films of the late 1940s, but appeared principally on TV from 1960 until his death. He appeared in the film Hud (1963).

A member of the Group Theatre, and later the Actors Studio, Conway went on to found his own acting school, the Theatre Studio, in 1952. Located at 353 West 48th Street in Manhattan,[1] its faculty included, at one time or another, Nora Dunfee, Robert Alvin, and fellow Actors Studio members Lonny Chapman and David Pressman. The Actors Studio also supplied some of the school's participating directors, namely Martin Ritt, Alan Schneider, and Joseph Anthony; also participating were Horton Foote and Everett Chambers.[2][3] In the late 1960s and early 1970s, he taught acting at the University of California, Irvine.

Conway was married three times, including to actress Kim Stanley from 1949 to 1956, with whom he had one daughter.

Conway died from a heart attack at the age of 58.

Selected filmography

References

  1. ^ Mann, William J. (2012). "Winter 1960". Hello, Gorgeous: Becoming Barbra Streisand. New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. p. 13.  
  2. ^ "Curt Conway's Theatre Studio of New York, Inc.". The Village Voice. August 28, 1957.
  3. ^ "Instruction". Equity News. Volumes 42-43.

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