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Barney Rosset (1922–2012)

Barney Rosset was born on May 28, 1922 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Barnet Lee Rosset Jr. He was a writer and producer, known for Strange Victory (1948), Shattered (2005) and The Hard-Boiled Egg (2006). He was married to Astrid Myers. He died on February 21, 2012 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Strange Victory Producer
Shattered Writer
Maidstone Actor


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 2005 Shattered
 2002 Rosset/de Grazia: A Conversation (Video documentary short)
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 2006 The Hard-Boiled Egg (Short) (producer)
 1948 Strange Victory (Documentary) (producer - as Barnett L. Rosset)
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 1970 Maidstone
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 2003 The Battle for 'I Am Curious-Yellow' (Video documentary short) (image provider)
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 1989 Endgame by Samuel Beckett (TV Movie) (thanks)
 1983 Rockaby (Documentary) (thanks: Grove Press)
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 2015 Notfilm (Documentary)
 2010 Norman Mailer: The American (Documentary)
 2009 Sex in '69: The Sexual Revolution in America (Documentary)
 2007 Obscene (Documentary)
 2004 Writer of O (Documentary)
 2002 Rosset/de Grazia: A Conversation (Video documentary short)
 2002 Dirty Books, Dirty Movies: Barney Rosset on Henry Miller (Video documentary short)
 1971 Red, White and Blue (Documentary)
Film director
 1961 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Himself - Publisher, Grove Press
- Waiting for Godot (1961) ... Himself - Publisher, Grove Press
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 2003 The Battle for 'I Am Curious-Yellow' (Video documentary short)

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2 Biographical Movies | 4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Barnett L. Rosset

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One funny thing was meeting [Samuel] Beckett and Henry Miller together. They didn't want to have the meeting because both had a feeling of really hating each other. But they actually got along very well. And both of them came to me separately afterwards and said, you know, he's a lot better than I thought He's mellowed. See more »


Owner of avant-garde New York book publisher Grove Press from 1951 to 1985.

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