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A Thousand Clowns (13-Dec-1965)

Director: Fred Coe

Writer: Herb Gardner

From a play by: Herb Gardner

Keywords: Romantic Comedy

Murray, a middle-aged man who has spent much of his life avoiding employment, raises his nephew Nick, essentially abandoned by Murray's sister. But now children's aid workers have discovered the situation, consider it unsuitable, and Murray faces altering his life choices or losing custody of Nick. To complicate matters, one of the workers falls in love with Murray. Won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor; received additional nominations for Best Picture, Best Screenplay, and Best Score.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Martin Balsam
4-Nov-1919 13-Feb-1996 A Thousand Clowns
Phil Bruns
2-May-1931 8-Feb-2012 George Shumway on Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
William Daniels
31-Mar-1927   Voice of K.I.T.T. on Knight Rider
Barbara Harris
25-Jul-1935 21-Aug-2018 Freaky Friday
Jason Robards
26-Jul-1922 26-Dec-2000 All The President's Men
Gene Saks
Theater Director
8-Nov-1921 28-Mar-2015 The Odd Couple


Jason Robards   ...   Murray Burns
Barbara Harris   ...   Dr. Sandra Markowitz
Martin Balsam   ...   Arnold Burns
Gene Saks   ...   Leo Herman (Chuckles the Chipmunk)
William Daniels   ...   Albert Amundson
Philip Bruns   ...   Jimmy Sloan (producer in restaurant)
John MacMartin   ...   Producer
Barry Gordon   ...   Nick


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