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Philip Bruns

( b. May 02, 1931 Pipestone, Minnesota, USA - d. Feb 08, 2012 Los Angeles, California, USA ) Male
Relations: Husband of Laurie Franks (his death)

Bruns was a supporting player in theatre, television and film, perhaps best known for his role on the 1970s cult series "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman."

He began his career in New York on the stage in the mid-'50s. In 1958, he was well-reviewed in a double bill of Ionesco one-acts at the Sullivan Playhouse. Off-Broadway, he also acted in The Butter and Egg Man, The Moths, A Dream Out of Time and Spitting Image. He made his Broadway debut in 1964 in the political drama The Deputy. He played Pistol in a 1969 ANTA production of Henry V staring Len Cariou as the young king. He also acted in the flop 1970 musical Blood Red Roses and a 1972 revival of Lysistrata.

He began appearing on television in the early '60s. Mr. Bruns was a regular on Jackie Gleason's comedy-variety show "American Scene Magazine." Thereafter, he did regular guest work on a wide array of television series, both dramatic and comedic. His films included "The Out of Towners," "Nickelodeon," "The Stunt Man," and "Flashdance."

Source: Playbill.com

ProductionsDate of Productions
[Play, Comedy, Play with music, Revival]
  • Performer: Philip Bruns [Commissioner]
Nov 13, 1972 - Nov 18, 1972
Blood Red Roses
[Musical, Drama, History, Original]
  • Performer: Philip Bruns [Private John Smalls]
Mar 22, 1970 - Mar 22, 1970
King Henry V
[Play, History, Revival]
  • Performer: Philip Bruns [Pistol]
Nov 10, 1969 - Nov 22, 1969
The Deputy
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: Philip Bruns [S.S. Lt. Kurt Gerstein]
Feb 26, 1964 - Nov 28, 1964
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