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WHO'S WHO IN CONTEMPORARY WORLD THEATRE 1

Abraham, F.Murray (1939-) Actor, USA. Abraham is best known for his portrayal of Salieri in the film of SHAFFER'S Amadeus (1985). He studied drama at the University of Texas at El Paso and acting with Uta Hagen at the Herbert Berghof Studio, New York City. His debut on the stage was in 1965, and he first appeared on Broadway in 1968. After many parts in new and experimental work in the earlier years of his career, the beginning of the 1980s marked a change when he appeared as Dorn in Chekhov's Cajka (The Seagull, 1980), and Creon in Sophocles' Antigone (1982). Following Amadeus he played Malvolio in Twelfth Night (1986) and the title roles in Macbeth (1987) and King Lear (1991), as well as Pozzo in Beckett's Waiting for Godot (1988). He is a professor at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. His more recent work has been mostly devoted to film, apart from a star turn as Roy Conn in Kushner's Angels in America (1995). He is best known for playing dark, psychologically complex characters.