12 Facts About Andre Gregory


Andre William Gregory was born on May 11,1934 and is a French-born American theatre director, writer and actor.

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Andre Gregory is best known for co-writing and starring in My Dinner with Andre, a 1981 comedy-drama film directed by Louis Malle.

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Andre Gregory was born in Paris, France, in 1934 to Russian Jewish parents.

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Andre Gregory studied at Harvard University, where he was affiliated with Adams House.

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Andre Gregory founded his own theatrical company, The Manhattan Project, in 1968.

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Shortly afterward, Andre Gregory's growing misgivings about the role of theatre in modern life, and what he felt was a trend toward fascism in the United States, led him to abruptly abandon theatre and leave the country.

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Andre Gregory spent several years in a variety of esoteric spiritual communities developing an interest and practice in what could be called New Age beliefs.

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Andre Gregory appeared as himself, directing the play featured within the film.

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Andre Gregory directed a radio production of Shawn's play, The Designated Mourner, in 2002.

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Andre Gregory has had occasional film roles as a character actor, including John the Baptist in The Last Temptation of Christ and Reverend Spellgood in The Mosquito Coast, and as Dante, a restaurateur, alongside Rosanna Arquette, David Bowie, and Buck Henry in The Linguini Incident.

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Andre Gregory next worked with Shawn on a new version of Ibsen's The Master Builder.

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Andre Gregory was first married to Mercedes "Chiquita" Nebelthau, a documentary filmmaker who died in 1992.

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