Dick Cusack - Biography - IMDb


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Overview (3)

Born in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Died in Evanston, Illinois, USA  (pancreatic cancer)
Birth NameRichard John Cusack

Mini Bio (1)

Dick Cusack was born on August 29, 1925 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Richard John Cusack. He was an actor and writer, known for While You Were Sleeping (1995), Eight Men Out (1988) and The Fugitive (1993). He was married to Ann Paula "Nancy" Carolan. He died on June 2, 2003 in Evanston, Illinois, USA.

Spouse (1)

Ann Paula "Nancy" Carolan (14 February 1960 - 2 June 2003) ( his death) ( 5 children)

Trivia (11)

Wrote a series of films for the United Nations.
Worked in advertising, winning a Clio Award, until 1970, when he left to start a production company, saying "Who cares if you brush your teeth with Colgate or Palmolive? There are bigger issues out there."
Attended College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, after the war and played on the school's 1947 championship basketball team.
Served with the US Army in the Philippines in World War II.
Won an Emmy award for his abortion documentary "The Committee" in 1971 only one year after he left his advertising business and established Cusack Productions.
Honored with an award from the Evanston Arts Council for preserving a school and converting it into the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, which houses the Piven Theater Workshop where his famous acting children trained.
Took on bit parts in 15 films, the last of which was Return to Me (2000), starring David Duchovny and Minnie Driver.
Two weeks prior to his passing, he completed the final draft of a play to memorialize his former college roommate entitled, "Backoff Barkman", which was produced posthumously in the Midwest.
Son of Margaret (McFeeley) and Dennis Joseph Cusack. All of his grandparents were Irish.
Has two grandchildren.

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