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


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
1957 Theatre World Award The Happiest Millionaire Winner
Tony Award
1996 Actor in a Play A Delicate Balance Winner
1961 Featured Actor in a Play Big Fish, Little Fish Nominee
1959 Featured Actor in a Play The Disenchanted Nominee