Richard Paul Kiley (31 March 1922 – 5 March 1999) was an American stage, television, and film actor, though he is best known for his voice work, as narrator of various documentary series. In Jurassic Park, the impresario boasted, "We've spared no expense. We got Richard Kiley to do the narration!" [approximate quote]
Kiley was born in Chicago, Illinois. His work on stage included Oklahoma! in 1947, and the lead roles in Redhead and the original production of Man of La Mancha, for which he won Tony Awards in 1959 and 1966.
Kiley won several Emmy Awards and Golden Globe Awards for his work in television, including The Thorn Birds (1983) and A Year in the Life (1986–87).
He died of bone-marrow disease in Warwick, New York in 1999.
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He died of bone-marrow disease in Warwick, New York in 1999. However, this proved to be highly controversial. Kiley won several Emmy Awards and Golden Globe Awards for his work in television, including The Thorn Birds (1983) and A Year in the Life (1986–87). Recently he was honoured by his city of birth, Sopot. His work on stage included Oklahoma! in 1947, and the lead roles in Redhead and the original production of Man of La Mancha, for which he won Tony Awards in 1959 and 1966. He died of a heart attack in Lagunitas, California, United States. Kiley was born in Chicago, Illinois. His brother Arme lives in Berlin, still bitter about the way Klaus portrayed him in his "autobiography".
We got Richard Kiley to do the narration!" [approximate quote]. He was married four times and had three children, two daughters (Nastassja Kinski and Pola Kinski, both being actresses) and a son (Nikolai Kinski). In Jurassic Park, the impresario boasted, "We've spared no expense. Herzog's retrospective on his work with Kinski was released in the United States as My Best Fiend. Richard Paul Kiley (31 March 1922 – 5 March 1999) was an American stage, television, and film actor, though he is best known for his voice work, as narrator of various documentary series. Due to him playing a lot of crazy, murderous villains in his films (for example in the Edgar Wallace series) and his determined, often obsessive behavior, he often was referred to as a crazy genius. Blackboard Jungle (1955). In real life, Kinski often appeared as a drunken, sex-crazed maniac, chronicling his exploits in an (largely fictitious) autobiography that rivals Wilt Chamberlain's in terms of sexuality. He alienated all his family with claims of incest, and when he died, only his son Nikolai attended the burial (his ashes were sunk in the Pacific Ocean).
Goodbar (1977). Fritz Kortner (whom Kinski mentions in his autobiography) was also famous for being very harsh and brutal during rehearsals. Looking for Mr. This was seen as the only way to achieve perfection. Karl Paryla, for example, saw it as part of his "methodology" to drive "his" actors close to a "nervous breakdown", because then they would perform better. The Thorn Birds (1983) TV Miniseries. To scream and shout abuse uncontrollably was common behaviour of theatre directors during rehearsals. George Washington (1984) TV Miniseries. He was a victim of the German directors he initially had to work with.
Howard the Duck (1986) (voice). He was an extremely hard worker and strove for perfection; however, he was frequently at odds with co-workers and directors and rarely a good team player. A Year in the Life (1987) TV. With his fluency in English, his unique appearance, and his ability to project on-screen intensity, Kinski was always able to get roles, although the quality of the productions varied wildly, most of them considered "junk" (Schrott) by Kinski himself. Jurassic Park (1993) (voice). His international reputation was built on his collaborations with director Werner Herzog in such films as Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972), Woyzeck (a deep and tender portrayal of the Woyzeck character, possibly the best performance Kinski ever produced on screen) (1978), Fitzcarraldo (1982) and Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979). Phenomenon (1996). His film roles include A Time to Love and a Time to Die (1958), The Counterfeit Traitor (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965), For a Few Dollars More (1966), Grand Slam (movie) (1968).
Tigers of the Snow (1997) (TV). He started on stage in Germany, became a legend as a monologist (presenting the prose and verse of William Shakespeare and Francois Villon, among others), and soon moved, pragmatically, to film, where the money was better. Patch Adams (1998). He began acting and changed his name to Klaus Kinski. After the war, he chose to return to West Germany rather than Poland because of the spread of communism. When he was in a POW camp, he realized his acting talent as he performed for his fellow prisoners.
He spent most of his time during the war as a POW under British control. Kinski went AWOL and surrendered himself to the British forces. Kinski supposedly spent his short term in the military flagging down American planes and begging them to shoot him. As World War II engulfed Europe, Kinski was drafted into the German Army and served in the Netherlands.
In 1930/31, the family moved to Berlin and Klaus attended the Prinz-Heinrich-Gymnasium in Schöneberg. Kinski was born Nikolaus Karl Günther Nakszynski to an ethnic Polish father, the pharmacist Bruno Nakszynski, and a Danzig (Gdansk) pastor's daughter named Susanne Lutze, in Zoppot (now Sopot, Poland), which was then located within the territory of the Free City of Danzig. Klaus Kinski (October 18, 1926–November 23, 1991) was an international film actor who was regarded as one of the best German actors of the second half of the 20th century.