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Overview (4)

Born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Died in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA  (heart failure)
Birth NameMichael Patrick Higgins Jr.
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Michael Higgins was born on January 20, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Michael Patrick Higgins Jr. He was an actor, known for Angel Heart (1987), State and Main (2000) and School Ties (1992). He was married to Elizabeth Lee Goodwin. He died on November 5, 2008 in Manhattan, New York City.

Spouse (1)

Elizabeth Lee Goodwin (2 March 1946 - 5 November 2008) ( his death) ( 3 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Frequently cast in Francis Ford Coppola films.

Trivia (6)

His father was an Irish immigrant.
Enlisted as a private in the U.S. Army on 9 May 1942 during World War II.
Toured veteran's hospitals in Europe and Africa, 1947-49, with the American Theatre Wing productions of 'The Milky Way' and 'Brigadoon'.
Acted in classical roles on and off Broadway from 1946. Most acclaimed in the role of the father in Peter Shaffer's production of 'Equus'. TV appearances from 1945, in films from 1958.
His father was an insurance salesman and a poet, who transmitted his love of Shakespeare to his son.
He made guest appearances on both of the longest running prime time dramas in US television history: Gunsmoke (1955) and Law & Order (1990).

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