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Barry Levinson

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Biography

Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Barry Levinson was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to Violet (Krichinsky) and Irvin Levinson, who worked in furniture and appliance. He is of Russian Jewish descent. Levinson graduated from high school in 1960, attended college at American University in Washington, DC. He did well, but decided he wanted to go to Los Angeles. In LA, Levinson worked for the Oxford Company, studying acting, improvisation, and production; worked in comedy clubs, where he learned how to write; and began dating Valerie Curtin. In 1967, won a job writing for a local TV comedy show. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Column Salesman - The Roman Empire

History of the World: Part I 1981

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Character: Potter Stewart

Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight 2013

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Character: Himself

MSN Exclusives 2012

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Character: Himself - Baltimore Native

The Greatest Game Ever Played 2008

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Character: Himself

Legends 2006

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Character: Dave Garroway

Quiz Show 1994

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Character: Director of 'Life Story'

Jimmy Hollywood 1994

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Character: Himself - Winner: Best Motion Picture - Drama & Nominee: Best Director

The 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1992

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Character: Himself - Nominated: Best Director

The 64th Annual Academy Awards 1992

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Unitas 1999

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The Natural 0

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Character: Judge Horatio Hawthorne

Three Boys and a Gun 0

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Directing

Writing