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Allan Rich

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Actor  | 
Popularity: 1000+
Date of birth: 02/08/1926
Date of death: 08/22/2020
City of birth: The Bronx, New York, USA

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Biography

Allan Rich was a recognizable character actor who worked in film, television, and theatre. In 2006, he was featured in "My Sexiest Year", opposite Frances Fisher and Frankie Muniz, and was interviewed for the documentary, "Troupers". Last year he appeared in three soon to be released features. "Rise", "Lies & Alibis", and "The Man in the Chair". Recent Independent features include "The Burial Society" (with David Paymer), "The Dog Walker", and "Intoxicating" (with John Savage). Other feature film credits include Disclosure (1994) (as Demi Moore's character's attorney), Robert Redford's Quiz Show (1994), and Steven Spielberg's Amistad (1997). Additional notable performances include the role of Dr. Benfante in Jack (1996) and as Bill Adolphe (Halle Berry's character's lawyer) in The Rich Man's Wife (1996). More recent television credits include "Curb Your Enthusiasm" as a holocaust 'Survivor,' "Living With Fran", "NYPD Blue", "Judging Amy", "CSI", and "The Division". Allan began his distinguished acting career as a teenager in New York, working with Edward G. Robinson, Claude Rains, Ralph Bellamy, Jack Palance, Kim Hunter, Milton Berle, and Henry Fonda, among others. He was enjoying the fruits of his labor until his dreams were shattered with the advent of McCarthyism and Rich was caught up in the Red Scare and blacklisted. With no income, a family to support and with little training outside of the acting profession, he cajoled his way onto Wall Street. After five years of buying and selling, he decided to open his own brokerage firm and with fervor, began to collect fine art. With the same drive and determination to master yet another field of endeavor, he soon became an expert in modern art, opening Allan Rich Galleries on Madison Avenue, where he began selling major paintings to important collectors and publishing lithographs of Miro, Calder, and Salvador Dalí. His experience with Dalí, in 1970 led him to co-write a screenplay, "Memories of Surrealism". Rich returned to the stage in Ronald Ribman's "Journey of the Fifth Horse", with a young Dustin Hoffman. He re-launched his film career in 1973 playing the D.A. in "Serpico" with Al Pacino. One of his main scenes was shown on the Academy Awards. Rich took out ads in the trades and received one call from John Crosby at ICM, who helped re-established his reputation and went on to appear in more than 75 television shows, MOWs and 68 features that also include "Frances", "Eating Raoul", and "Guilty By Suspicion". After years of teaching, he developed his own acting technique, described in his book "A Leap From the Method". In 1994, he co-founded We Care About Kids, a non-profit organization that produces live action educational short films for middle and high school youths on socially relevant topics.

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Man in the Chair

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Disclosure

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Quiz Show

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Serpico

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