Jean Passanante

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Born and brought up in St. Louis, Missouri, Passanante began college at Cornell University (as a classmate of Christopher Reeve), but transferred as a sophomore to Dartmouth College, when Dartmouth went co-ed. At Dartmouth, she was a classmate of playwright Peter Parnell and Broadway music arranger Bruce Coughlin. She acted and directed at Dartmouth and after graduation, worked in summer stock in North Conway, New Hampshire, with a group of Williams College grads, including John Sayles, David Strathairn and Adam LeFevre. After moving to New York in 1976, she worked as a theater and literary agent before becoming a theatre producer/administrator. Read more...


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Lianna 1983

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Return of the Secaucus Seven 1979