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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

26-Friday, August 20, 1971

Danny Raskin's

Hoffman in 'Who is Kellerman?'

and checking coats in restaurants,
and dispensing soft drinks at the
Longacre Theater. •
His perseverance finally paid
off when he landed the title role
in a Sarah Lawrence College pro-
duction of Gertrude Stein's "Yes
Is For a Very Young Man," and
subsequently made his Broadway
debut with a one-word walk-on in
"A Cook for Mr. General." For
director Ulu Grosbard, now guid-
ing his "Harry Kellerman," he
served as assistant on "A View
From the Bridge." Dustin then
played a hunchbacked homosexual
Nazi in the American Place Thea-
ter production of "Harry, Nbon
and Night," followed with the por-
trayal of a middle-aged 'eccentric
Russian clerk in his off-Broadway
"Obie" success of "Journey of the
Fifth Horse." Next he appeared
as a cockney plumber in Henry
Livings English farce, "Eh?,"
directed by Alan Arkin, a role
winning him the Drama Desk,
Theater World and Vernon Rice
Awards and an invitation from
Mike Nichols to test for "The
Graduate."
* * *

ULU GROSBARD who guided
"Who is Harry Kellerman" on lo-
cation in New York became known
on Broadway with "The Subject
Was Roses," a play to win the
Tony, Critics' Circle and Pulitzer

By HERBERT G. LUFT

(Copyright 1971,JTA, Inc.)

HOLLYWOOD - Dustin Hoff-
man, in his current film with the
oddly winding title of "Who is
Harry Kellerman and Why Is He
Saying Those Terrible Things
About Me?," portrays a guitar-
stringing rock-&-roll musician who
is making a fortune composing
for the recording market and the
night club stage.
The character of Georgie Salo-
way is in a perpetual state of
shock about his unbelievable suc-
cess in the entertainment indus-
try and about his failure to com-
municate in his private life with
his fellow man, especially with
girls - thereby attributing hostil-
ities to a "good" friend who seem-
ingly smears him about town. But
everything is just in his mind and
it turns out that Georgie himself
is Kellerman, probing self-critically
into his subconsciousness; more
profoundly than his psychiatrist
whom he has been seeing regular-
ly without any results.
Dustin Hoffman himself in his
earlier life wanted to be a jazz
pianist. A complete unknown in
the cinema a mere four years
ago, fame and fortune came so
unsuspectedly fast to him and
remained so unreal, that he
saw the need for a head-shrinker
to explain himself and find his Prize Awards. He bowed as a mo-
equilibrium. There is a slight
tion picture director with the film-
difference between the actor and ization of "The Subject Was
the character he portrays in Roses" at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
"Harry Kellerman." Hoffman is which netted co-star Jack Albert-
happily married and has two son an Academy Award. But more
children, one born prior to his so, Grosbard deserves praise for
screen success in "The Grad- having the courage to present in
uate."
1966 to Manhattan theater-goers
Dustin appears to everyone as the stage production of "The In-
a product of New York City. How- vestigation" by Peter Weiss, hor-
ever, he was born in Los Angeles rifying account of the Auschwitz
and studied acting at the Pasadena trials that had - to be told regard-
Playhouse. Upon graduation, he less of commercial possibilities.
headed for the East Coast to en-
* * *
roll with Lonny Chapman and lat-
DAVID BURNS, who portrays
ter Lee Strasberg while earning Dustin Hoffman's father, a nice
a meager living demonstrating old Jewish man who cannot un-
toys at Macy's, waiting at tables derstand the mentality of his off-
spring, died right after the com-
pletion of "Who Is Harry Keller-
man," his very last screen role.
His performing legacy included
the original characterization of
half-millionaire Horace Vandergel-
der in the Broadway musical,
"Hello Dolly." Also seen in the
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the half-crazed psychiatrist, Rose
Gregorio, who had appeared with
Hoffman on the stage in a Schis-
gal comedy, and Gabriel Dell, who
WOODWARD AT 11 ' i MILE RD.
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Donald Leonard, judge of Record-
Heard About Hereos . . .
Peter O'Toole in
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"THE RED TENT" (G)
"MURPHY'S WAR"
of habeas corpus . . . In seeking
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LARRY AND LINDA Dictor, in
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BERKLEY
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Coolidge,
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until 5:00
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back some of that good fudge in
SAT. & SUN. 2:00, 3:55, 6:00, 8:00, 10:00.
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bring them back some of that good Plus George Segal, Ruth Gordon in , Jane Fonda & Don Sutherian0 in
California fudge . . . Larry had
"KLUTE"
"WHERE'S POPPA?" (R)
business back home and stayed WK. NIGHTS, 8:45 only, SAT. 6:10, 9:00, Also Frank Sinatra & Lee Remick in
only a few days . . . but Linda and SUN. 4:25, 7:20, 10:10.
"THE DETECTIVE"
their two youngsters remained for
another week with Lil Dictor,
LAST 2 DAYS \OPENING AUG. 26
Sam's widow, also here to visit
JOHNNY RAY
MEL TORME
the old hometown, relatives and
Mon. thru Thurs. Special
friends.
Dinner & Cover Included
THE NUMBER 25 is a big one
First Show
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. - . She was Shirley Weiss, work-
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town, where Al was shopping . . .
IN
They met in the elevator, with bold
LIVONIA
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and never showing up . . . But
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MON. THRU SAT.
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a cat and both are walking!
Wilson
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FROM 11:30 A.M.
n.,
CONDITIONED COMFORT
ZELDA ROSE SEEMS to job
Ike 8, Tina Turner
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When Edith (Partrich) was work-
Santana
ing in the law office of Marvin
Going to the Music Festival
Frankel and leaving to marry Da-
vid Jassy, Zelda took over her post
or theatre?
. . . Edith later went to the Oak
Begin with dinner
Park court offices where Marvin
Frankel is municipal judge . . .
After a time, she left . . and it
was Zelda who took her place.
Bonds Tightly Tied- Musical Fire - Sound To Sound
Sam Taub, former three-sport
caunfty Restaumn,
star at Central High and top bas-
IN FOUR TRACK STEREOPHONIC SOUND
ketbSII and baseball ace at Uni-
Return to us for an encore.
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The :Three Stooges
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letic director at Mumford High ...
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Piano
Sam was grado:led from Central
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in 1948 and U. D. in 1954 . . .
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at Mumford in
Call 64.-! !'Y )O
1965.
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