George Grizzard

George Grizzard


George Grizzard, a seasoned stage actor adept at both leading and character roles, and particularly known for his work with playwright Edward Albee, died Oct. 2, 2007, in Manhattan. He was 79. Mr. Grizzard starred in the original Broadway production of Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? He played Nick, the cocky young teacher whose teetering marriage to the flighty Honey is maliciously sabotaged by the warring older couple of George and Martha. Mr. Grizzard held his own against stars Uta Hagen and Arthur Hill, and — though he had received two Tony Award nominations prior to that time — the play firmly established his name.

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  • Born: Apr 1, 1928 in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
  • Death: Oct 2, 2007 in New York, New York

Roles (25)

Seascape Playbill - Opening Night, Nov 2005 Seascape (2005)
Opened Nov 21, 2005
  • as Charlie (Original)
Seascape - Opening Night
Judgment at Nuremberg Playbill - Opening Night Judgment at Nuremberg (2001)
Opened Mar 26, 2001
  • as Judge Haywood (Original)
Judgment at Nuremberg - Opening Night
A Delicate Balance Playbill - Opening Night, April 1996 A Delicate Balance (1996)
Opened Apr 21, 1996
  • as Tobias (Original)
A Delicate Balance - Opening Night
Man and Superman Playbill - Dec 1978 Man and Superman (1978)
Opened Dec 14, 1978
  • as John Tanner (Original)
California Suite Playbill - Aug 1976 California Suite (1976)
Opened Jun 10, 1976
  • as William Warren (Original)
  • as Stu Franklyn (Original)
  • as Sidney Nichols (Original)
California Suite- Aug 1976
The Royal Family Playbill - Dec 1975 The Royal Family (1975)
Opened Dec 30, 1975
  • as Tony Cavendish (Original)
Crown Matrimonial Playbill - Oct 1973 Crown Matrimonial (1973)
Opened Oct 3, 1973
  • as King Edward VIII (Original)
The Creation of the World and Other Business Playbill - Nov 1972 The Creation of the World and Other Business (1972)
Opened Nov 30, 1972
  • as Lucifer (Original)
The Country Girl Playbill - Opening Night, March 1972 The Country Girl (1972)
Opened Mar 15, 1972
  • as Bernie Dodd (Original)
Inquest Playbill - April 1970 Inquest (1970)
Opened Apr 23, 1970
  • as Julius Rosenberg (Original)


Drama Desk Award
1996 Outstanding Actor in a Play A Delicate Balance Nominee
Outer Critics Circle
2001 Outstanding Actor in a Play Judgment at Nuremberg Nominee
Theatre World Awards
1957 Theatre World Award The Happiest Millionaire Winner
Tony Award
1996 Best Actor in a Play A Delicate Balance Winner
1961 Best Featured Actor in a Play Big Fish, Little Fish Nominee
1959 Best Featured Actor in a Play The Disenchanted Nominee

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