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About Harvey Fierstein
Harvey Forbes Fierstein achieved critical acclaim for his work in theatre as a playwright, stage actor and singer. He has also done notable works on television and in films (both live-action and voice roles). He is recognized for lending his voice to Yao on “Mulan” and its sequel “Mulan II” as well as playing Frank Hillard in “Mrs Doubtfire”.
In theatre, he is known for starring in the musical “Hairspray” as Edna Turnbald and his own play, “Torch Song Trilogy” as Arnold Beckoff.
His parents, Jacqueline Harriet Gilbert and Irving Fierstein, were Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe.
He was honoured at the Tony Award and the ‘Drama Desk Award’ for his roles in “Torch Song Trilogy” and “Hairspray”.
Besides the original Disney animated film, he has voiced Yao in the video games “Disney’s Animated Storybook: Mulan” and “Mulan Story Studio”.
He is gay.
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Famous quotes by Harvey Fierstein
Also, if you want to reach people, theatre is not always the best way to do it.Harvey Fierstein
And I believe that you never be limited in what you do, so I like to do movies, I like to do television.Harvey Fierstein
Art has the power to transform, to illuminate, to educate, inspire and motivate.Harvey Fierstein
Beware of anyone who says they know. Trust me, they don't, or they wouldn't have to say they did.Harvey Fierstein
How time files when you's doin' all the talking.Harvey Fierstein
I actually may do a musical next year... not one that I've written one that I may star in. Plus my concert and other people's work and all of a sudden you've got a very full life.Harvey Fierstein
I actually pray everyday, but I don't believe in God.Harvey Fierstein
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 Fierstein
I do believe we're all connected. I do believe in positive energy. I do believe in the power of prayer. I do believe in putting good out into the world. And I believe in taking care of each other.Harvey Fierstein
I got a lovely check today from being a writer that I earned by sitting at home. That's rewarding.Harvey Fierstein
I have to work really hard, eight shows a week, to get a nice check as an actor. But when I write a play, and it's a - knock wood - hit, the checks come in for many years.Harvey Fierstein
In Torch Song, I did that character almost non-stop from 1978 until I made the movie in 1987. Then I had some failure, which also colors how you react to doing other things.Harvey Fierstein
Movies are all about plot. Theater, even if it's story heavy, it's about ideas.Harvey Fierstein
My father was brought up in an orphanage in the Catskills. He was a factory worker. And because his family wasn't there for him, family was everything. We could disagree inside the house, but outside the house it was us against the world. So when I became a drag actor, he looked sideways but said okay.Harvey Fierstein
My play Safe Sex was picked apart because critics thought it was untrue. It was a play in which no one had AIDS, but the characters talked about how it was going to change their lives.Harvey Fierstein
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life define yourself.Harvey Fierstein
So, did I work with Warhol? I worked with him less on that play then I did on other things. He actually did a portrait of my rabbit and some other stuff. Warhol was definitely... Warhol.Harvey Fierstein
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 Fierstein
Theater has to resonate in your heart in a way that movies don't.Harvey Fierstein
Time will tell us what we did and didn't do.Harvey Fierstein
To work all the time is to be incredibly lucky.Harvey Fierstein
What looks absolutely fabulous in rehearsal can fall flat in front of an audience. The audience dictates what you do or don't change.Harvey Fierstein
When I write stuff and I help cast it, I turn away good people all the time. I may turn them down because this one's too tall and that one doesn't have a high enough voice or this one looks to old to match up with that one - there's a billion reasons not to hire somebody.Harvey Fierstein
You know, I always got offered other stuff. Not the romantic leads, obviously. But very often it's a role that's underwritten, where the character has no personality at all. And they need a character actor who can fill it in.Harvey Fierstein
F.A.Q. about Harvey Fierstein
When is his birthday?
Harvey Fierstein's birthday is on June 6, 1954.
In how many days is his birthday?
Harvey's birthday is in 257 days
How old is he?
He is 67 years old.
Where is Harvey from?
He was born in Brooklyn, New York, U.S..
Harvey Fierstein's Popularity
Harvey Fierstein is a famous American actor, who was born on June 6, 1954. As a person born on this date, Harvey Fierstein is listed in our database as the 37th most popular celebrity for the day (June 6) and the 77th most popular for the year (1954).
People born on June 6 fall under the Zodiac sign of Gemini, the Twins. Harvey Fierstein is the 1325th most popular Gemini.
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