Joel Grey Overview:

Actor, Joel Grey, was born Joel David Katz on Apr 11, 1932 in Cleveland, OH. As of December 2020, Joel Grey was 88 years old.

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Joel Grey was nominated for one Academy Award, winning for Best Supporting Actor for Cabaret (as The Master of Ceremonies) in 1972.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1972Best Supporting ActorCabaret (1972)The Master of CeremoniesWon
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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Live Performance.

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Joel Grey Facts
One of only eight actors to have won both a Tony and an Oscar for having portrayed the same role on stage and screen (Cabaret (1972)). The others are Yul Brynner (The King and I (1956)), Shirley Booth (Come Back, Little Sheba (1952)), Rex Harrison (My Fair Lady (1964)), Anne Bancroft (The Miracle Worker (1962)), Paul Scofield (A Man for All Seasons (1966)), Jack Albertson (The Subject Was Roses (1968)), and José Ferrer (Cyrano de Bergerac (1950)).

First appeared on stage at the age of 10.

After having played George M. Cohan in the 1968 Broadway (New York) musical "George M!", he would often be invited to recreate the character by singing several of Cohan's songs at patriotic gatherings.

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