Keir Dullea





5/30/1936 , Cleveland, Ohio

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Keir Dullea is an Ohio-born actor who is best remembered as astronaut David Bowman in 1968's "2001: A Space Odyssey" and "2010: The Year We Make Contact," released in 1984. Keir was born on May 30, 1936 in Cleveland. His parents Margaret and Robert raised him in Greenwich Village in New York City where they own a bookstore. Before making up his mind to become an actor, Keir attended Rutgers University and San Francisco State University. His first film role was as a problematic youth in "Hoodlum Priest" in 1961. He went on to appear in "David and Lisa," "The Thin Red Line," and "Bunny Lake is Missing". He was also often seen on television via the shows "Naked City," "The Eleventh Hour," and "Channing." Despite his success in both the small and big screens, Keir always had a soft heart for theater. Among the notable plays he appeared in are "Dr. Cook's Garden," "Butterflies Are Free," "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," and "P. S. Your Cat Is Dead!" He and his wife Susie Fuller founded the Theater Artists Workshop of Westport in 1983. Susie, his third wife, died in 1998 and a year after, Keir wed his fourth wife actress Mia Dillon. They maintain two homes in New York and Connecticut.