Thursday, August 22, 2013

Happy 80th Birthday Geoffrey Horne

Geoffrey Horne was born on August 22, 1933 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was an actor, director, and acting coach at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. His screen credits include “The Strange One”, “The Bridge on the River Kwai” (both 1957), “Bonjour Tristesse” (1958), “Two People” (1973), ‘The Twilight Zone’ episode "The Gift" in 1962, and as Wade Norton in "The Guests" episode of ‘The Outer Limits’ (1964).
A life member of The Actors Studio, Horne was almost cast as Bud Stamper in “Splendor in the Grass” by the film's director, Studio co-founder Elia Kazan, but the role eventually went instead to Warren Beatty. Around the same time, Horne was also auditioned by Federico Fellini for the lead in “La Dolce Vita”, which ultimately went to Marcello Mastroianni. During his film career Horne appeared in one Euro-western: “The Implacable Three” (1963) in the role of Don César Guzmán.
Horne is married and now resides in New York City, where he teaches acting at New York University. Previously, he had been married to actress Collin Wilcox [1935-2009] from 1963 to 1977.
Today we celebrate Geoffrey Horne’s 80th birthday.

1 comment:

  1. Geoffrey went to school at Millbrook with my dad, he used to stay with him on school breaks in Bronxville, if it was too short to go back home to Argentina.