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Overview (2)

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Birth NameGeorge Clark Hearn Jr.

Mini Bio (1)

George Hearn was born on June 18, 1934 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as George Clark Hearn Jr. He is an actor, known for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1982), Sneakers (1992) and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street in Concert (2001). He has been married to Leslie Arlene Simons since 1985. They have two children. He was previously married to Betsy Joslyn, Dixie Carter, Susan Babel and Mary Elizabeth Harrell.

Spouse (5)

Leslie Arlene Simons (1985 - present) ( 2 children)
Betsy Joslyn (1979 - 1984) ( divorced)
Dixie Carter (1977 - 1979)
Susan Babel (1965 - ?) ( divorced)
Mary Elizabeth Harrell (3 August 1957 - 1962) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

Trivia (7)

Accomplished actor/singer in numerous Broadway plays since 1966.
Has won Broadway's Tony Award twice: in 1984 as Best Actor (Musical) for "La Cage aux Folles," and in 1995 as Best Actor (Featured Role - Musical) for playing the role of Max the Chauffeur in "Sunset Boulevrd," a role originally created by Erich von Stroheim in Billy Wilder 's Sunset Blvd. (1950). He also received three other Tony nominations: one time as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play), in 1980 for a revival of "Watch on the Rhine," and two additional times as Best Actor (Musical), in 1983 for "A Doll's Life" and in 2000 for "Putting It Together."
Recreated his role as Sweeney Todd in 2001 for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) as a last-minute replacement for Bryn Terfel, the baritone, who couldn't make it at the last minute, due to a back injury.
Has an older son (b. 1962) old enough to be the father of his two younger sons (b. 1997 and 1999).
He was nominated for the 1974 Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Actor in a Principal Role for his performance in "Henry IV" at the Goodman Theare in Chicago, Illinois.
Performed the role of Anton Schell in Kander & Ebb's The Visit at Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virginia.
Playing the "Wizard of Oz" in "Wicked" on Broadway, originated by Joel Grey. [July 2004]

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