Harry Northup

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Date of Birth:
1940 Amarillo, Texas, USA
Height:
6' 1½" (1.87 m)
Harry E. Northup has made a living as an actor for 30 years, acting in 37 films, including Mean Streets (1973), Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974), Taxi Driver (1976) (1976 Palme d'Or winner at Cannes), Fighting Mad (1976) (starring role), Handle with Care (1977), Blue Collar (1978), Over the Edge (1979) (starring role), Tom Horn (1980), Used Cars (1980), Kansas (1988), The Silence of the Lambs (1991) (Oscar winner for Best Picture), Philadelphia (1993), Bad Girls (1994/I), Beloved (1998/I), and a remake of The Manchurian Candidate (2004).Harry has acted in 43 television shows, including "ER" (1994) (guest star), "The Court" (2002) (recurring role), "In Cold Blood" (CBS mini-series), The Deliberate Stranger (1986) (TV), The Day the Bubble Burst (1982) (TV), and "Knots Landing" (1979) (recurring role).Harry has been a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since 1976.Harry is that rare American actor who is also an accomplished poet. He has had nine books of poetry published: Amarillo Born (Victor Jiminez Press, 1966); the jon voight poems (Mt. Alverno Press, 1973); Eros ASsh (Momentum Press, 1976); Enough The Great Running Chapel (Momentum Press, 1982); the images we possess kill the capturing (the jesse press, 1988); The Ragged Vertical (Cahuenga Press, 1996); Reunions (Cahuenga Press, 2001); Greatest Hits, 1966-2001 (Pudding House Press, 2002); and Red Snow Fence (Cahuenga Press, 2006).Harry received his B.A. in English from California State University, Northridge, where he studied verse with Ann Stanford.Harry Northup's professional and private papers, manuscripts, journals, scripts, correspondence, ephemera, etc., were purchased by U.C.S.D., La Jolla, on Nov. 18, 2002, and are housed in the Mandeville Special Collections Library, U.C.S.D., 0175-S, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, Ca. 92093-0175, for instruction, research and preservation.His son Dylan lives in Wisconsin.Harry lives in East Hollywood with his wife Holly Prado Northup, a writer and teacher.
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