Date of Birth : Mar 30th 1937
One of the most fascinating characters in Hollywood history, Warren Beatty was born Henry Warren Beaty in Richmond, Virginia on March 30, 1937. His mother, Kathlyn, was a drama teacher who gave it up to settle down in Virginia and raise a family, although it was never in doubt that Beatty and his sister, the actress and dancer Shirley MacLaine, would themselves be raised to pursue stardom – each was urged to be successful and achieve from a very early age.
Beatty attended high school in Arlington, Virginia and then Northwestern University, but, not to be outdone by his rising-star big sister, dropped out after his first year to study acting under the legendary Stella Adler. He found his first screen role, in the TV sitcom “The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis” (1959), to be “ridiculous” and quickly abandoned it to work on the Broadway stage, the highlight of which was his Tony-nominated performance in “A Loss of Roses”.
Warren received 6 Oscar nominations and won in 1981 for “Reds” as Best Director.