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Robert Klein

A versatile actor and comedian whose work has spanned film, television and theater, Klein earned a Tony nomination and The Los Angeles Drama Critics' Circle Award in 1978 for his starring role in the Broadway production of They're Playing Our Song. He also received an Outer Critics Circle Award for his performance in Wendy Wasserstein's The Sisters Rosensweig.

Klein released his first album, Child of the Fifties, in 1973, earning a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy of the Year. Three albums followed: New Teeth, Let's Not Make Love and the Grammy nominated Mind Over Matter.

Among his numerous movie roles are Hooper, The Owl and the Pussycat, One Fine Day, Next Stop Wonderland and People I Know with Al Pacino.

Well-known for his unique brand of stand-up comedy, Klein was the first comic to appear in concert for HBO in their On Location series and has since recorded six more concerts for HBO. His most recent, Child in His 50's was nominated for an Emmy award.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

Robert Klein Facts

BirthdayFebruary 8, 1942 (80)
BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

Selected Filmography

We Were Soldiers
North Star
Hotel for Dogs
Two Weeks Notice
How to Lose A Guy In 10 Days
The Break-Up
Inside Man
Breakheart Pass
Robert Klein Still Can't Stop His Leg
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