- Category : Entertainment-Actor-Actress
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Split - Small (1,13,16,20,59)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Limitation 2
- Birth Year: 1945
- Birthday: 19. October
- Birthplace: Albany, USA - New York
- Profile: 6-2
- Type: Emotional Manifesting Generator
- Inc.Cross: Limitation 2
- Definition: Double Split - Small (1,13,16,20,59)
- Variables: BRR-MLL
- 3536 Transistoriness
- 4253 Maturation
- 1034 Exploration
- 1858 Judgment
American actor with a range versatile enough to cover drama and comedy. Amiable and soft spoken, 6' 4", Lithgow is able to disappear into the role that he plays. The son of a theatrical producer and an actress, he began working on stage as a youth. He majored in history and literature at Harvard before studying drama in England on a Fulbright Scholarship. He has written several children's books and stories.
Back in NY, he was another unemployed actor driving a cab until his breakthrough film, "The World According to Garp," for which he won a Oscar nomination. He already had a Tony on his shelf for Broadway's "The Changing Room."
Lithgow married Jean Taynton 1966-80; one son, Ian. He married Mary Yeager in 1981; one daughter, Phoebe, and one son, Nathan. In the '90s, he dominated television sitcom with his immensely popular "Third Rock from the Sun."
A 1967 graduate of Harvard University, he gave the 2005 commencement address at his alma mater on June 9, 2005 and received an honorary degree. In his address, he donated the advance for his next children's book, due to be published in 2007 to the class gift. In order to deliver the speech, Lithgow took a few days off from performing in the Broadway musical "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels."