Harvey Fierstein

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  • Trivia

    • Harvey doesn't smoke or drink.

    • In 2003, Harvey appeared (in drag) as Mrs. Claus during the New York City Thanksgiving Day Parade.

    • In 2000, Harvey won the Humanitas Prize in the Children's Animation Category for the episode "The Sissy Duckling" in Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child.

    • In 1989, Harvey was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award at the Independent Spirit Awards in the category of Best Male Lead for his work in the 1988 film Torch Song Trilogy.

    • In 1986, Harvey won an Emmy at the News & Documentary Emmy Awards in the category of Outstanding Interview/Interviewer - Programs for his work on the 1984 film The Times of Harvey Milk.

    • Harvey was born Jewish but considers himself an Atheist.

    • Harvey stands at 6'2½" or 1.89 m.

    • In 1994, Harvey was honored with the Visibility Award at the GLAAD Media Awards.

    • In 1992, Harvey was nominated for an Emmy at the Emmy Awards in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role in the television series Cheers.

    • In 1989, Harvey was nominated for an ACE at the CableACE Awards in the category of Actor in a Dramatic or Theatrical Special
      for his role in the 1998 television special Tidy Endings.

    • Harvey Fierstein is gay.

  • Quotes

    • Harvey: You really, really, really have to love what you are going to do in theater because it is an unmerciful life. It's six days a week. It's eight performances a week. And that's doing the exact same thing over and over and over again.

    • Harvey: Well, I always looked at Mulan as a movie about a lesbian coming out.

    • Harvey: To me, if a heterosexual has a right to do it, then I have a right to do it. And if it's important to the gay youth - who are now setting the agenda - then its important to me.

    • Harvey: It's a lot of fun to play someone you don't normally think of yourself as.

    • Harvey: I burned out on AIDS and did no AIDS work for a couple of years. I was so angry that people were still getting this disease that nobody can give you - you have to go out and get it!

    • Harvey: I actually pray everyday, but I don't believe in God.

    • Harvey: Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.

    • Harvey: I've never been secretive about being gay Never.

    • Harvey: The great thing about suicide is that it's not one of those things you have to do now or you lose your chance. I mean, you can always do it later.

    • Harvey: Beware of anyone who says they know. Trust me, they don't, or they wouldn't have to say they did.