Spalding Gray Biography

Spalding Rockwell Gray was an American actor and writer. He is known for the autobiographical monologues that he wrote and performed for the theater in the 1980s and 1990s.

Theater critics John Willis and Ben Hodges described his monologue work as "trenchant, personal narratives delivered on sparse, unadorned sets with a dry, WASP, quiet mania". Gray achieved celebrity status for his monologue Swimming to Cambodia, which was adapted into a film in 1987 by filmmaker Jonathan Demme. Other one-man shows by Gray that were captured on film include Monster in a Box, directed by Nick Broomfield, and Gray's Anatomy, directed by Steven Soderbergh.

Gray died in New York City, New York, of an apparent suicide in 2004. Steven Soderbergh made a 2010 documentary film about Gray's life entitled And Everything Is Going Fine. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Spalding Gray
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Screenwriter, Playwright, Actor, Writer, Performer
Date of Birth:
June 5, 1941
Astrological Sign:
Gemini
Date of Death:
January 11, 2004
Age at Death:
62
Cause of Death:
Drowning, Suicide
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