Harvey Fierstein


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in Brooklyn, New York, The United States
June 06, 1952

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Harvey Forbes Fierstein is an American Tony Award-winning and Emmy Award-winning actor, playwright, and screenwriter.

The gravelly-voiced actor perhaps is known best for the play and film Torch Song Trilogy, which he wrote and starred in. The 1982 Broadway production won him two Tony Awards, for Best Play and Best Actor in a Play, two Drama Desk Awards, for Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Actor in a Play, and the Theatre World Award, and the film earned him an Independent Spirit Award nomination as Best Male Lead.

Fierstein also wrote the book for La Cage aux Folles (1983), winning another Tony Award, this time for Best Book of a Musical, and a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Book. Legs Diamond, his 1988 collaboration with Peter Al
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Torch Song Trilogy

4.22 avg rating — 2,091 ratings — published 1978 — 7 editions
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The Sissy Duckling

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Harvey Fierstein's Safe Sex

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Torch Song Trilogy: Plays

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La Cage Aux Folles

4.07 avg rating — 121 ratings — published 1983 — 4 editions
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Casa Valentina

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On Tidy Endings

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Newsies Songbook: Music fro...

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Animal Tales from Many Land...

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“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life, but define yourself.”
Harvey Fierstein

“I just want to be loved, is that so wrong?!”
Harvey Fierstein, Torch Song Trilogy

“The real point is that you cannot harbor malice toward others and then cry foul when someone displays intolerance against you. Prejudice tolerated is intolerance encouraged. Rise up in righteousness when you witness the words and deeds of hate, but only if you are willing to rise up against them all, including your own. Otherwise suffer the slings and arrows of disrespect silently.”
Harvey Fierstein

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