- Category : Entertain-Music-Composer/Arranger
- Type : PM
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Rulership 3
American actor, writer and co-writer of musicals, including "Hair" (with Jim Rado). His family was large; he had five sisters and two brothers. After graduation from Georgetown University and University of America, he studied acting, his first love. He had acted in high school and wanted to turn it into a career. .
In 1954 he made his stage debut in Washington, DC, playing Father Corr in "Shadow and Substance." He followed that with other roles in plays and minor parts in movies. The quintessential '60s musical "Hair" for which he co-wrote the music captured many awards. Hair was first produced at New York Shakespeare Festival Theatre, New York City, 1967. A year later it opened on Broadway and played for 1750 performances. The play went on international tour and was followed by the movie and a book as well as numerous revivals. His subsequent work didn't come close to the stir caused by "Hair."
In May 18, 1963 he married his wife Stephanie; they had one son Erick.
He died at age 48 of cancer on July 10, 1991 in New York City.