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Harvey Fierstein

Harvey Fierstein

The vibrant Harvey Fierstein is a three time Tony Award-winning writer, actor and Gay Rights activist. In 1983 Mr. Fierstein received the Best Play Tony for writing his pioneering play, Torch Song Trilogy and received a second Tony for his performance in the lead role. The following year he won his third Tony for writing the script of the musical La Cage Aux Folles. His other plays include Safe Sex, Spookhouse and Forget Him.

Movie audiences know Fierstein best for his scene-stealing antics in Mrs. Doubtfire, Independence Day, Kull the Conqueror, the film version of Torch Song Trilogy and as the voice of Mulan's soldier friend in Disney's Mulan.

Fierstein received the 2000 Humanitas Award for writing the HBO special animated presentation The Sissy Duckling, which will be released in book form this May.

His many television appearances include voicing the character Karl in the unforgettable Simpson and Delilah episode of The Simpsons and an Emmy Award-nominated performance in Cheers. He has guest-starred on Ellen, Murder She Wrote, The Larry Sanders Show and Miami Vice. Children recognize him as the Easter Bunny from the Emmy Award-winning Elmo Saves Christmas. Fierstein also won an ACE Award for writing the HBO film, Tidy Endings, in which he co-starred with Stockard Channing.

Fierstein's talents also include being a seasoned concert performer. He has made appearances across America and the world with his one-man show of songs, stories, monologues and mayhem. A CD recording of his live performance at New York's Bottom Line is called This Is Not Going To Be Pretty.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2000.

Harvey Fierstein Facts

BirthdayJune 6, 1954 (69)
BirthplaceBrooklyn, New York, USA
Height6' 4½" (1m94)  How tall is Harvey Fierstein compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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