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March 20: Happy Birthday William Hurt and Spike Lee


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William Hurt is turning 67 today.  After studying at Tufts and Juilliard, he spent several years with the Circle Repertory Company.  He was a Tony nominee for his Broadway debut in David Rabe’s Hurlyburly.  He made his film debut in Altered States in 1980 and received a Golden Globe nomination.  His next film roles were in the romantic thriller Eyewitness with Sigourney Weaver, as a classic film noir sap in Body Heat, with yesterday’s headliner Glenn Close, among others, in The Big Chill, and in the lead role in Gorky Park.  And then he starred in an adaptation of a novel by Manuel Puig:

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