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Actor/Actress, Producer, Soundtrack
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Dustin Hoffman was born in Los Angeles in 1937, the second son of Lillian (née Gold) and Harry Hoffman. His father worked as a prop supervisor (set decorator) at Columbia Pictures before becoming a furniture salesman. Hoffman was named after stage and silent screen actor Dustin Farnum. His older brother, Ronald, is a lawyer and economist. Hoffman is Jewish, from an Ashkenazi family of immigrants from Kiev and Iaşi (Romania). His upbringing was neither religious nor observant. He graduated from Los Angeles High School in 1955 and enrolled at Santa Monica College with the intention of studying medicine. Hoffman left after a year to join the Pasadena Playhouse, although when he told his family about his career goal, his Aunt Pearl warned him "You can't be an actor. You are not good-looking enough." He also took classes at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City.
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Los Angeles High School, Los Angeles, California, United States
Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, California, United States (Dropped Out In 1956)
Full Name at Birth
Dustin Lee Hoffman
Gene Heckman (Actor)
Dustin Lee Hoffman (born August 8, 1937) is an American actor and a director, with a career in film, television, and theatre since 1960. Hoffman has been known for his versatile portrayals of antiheroes and vulnerable characters. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1980 for Kramer vs. Kramer, and in 1989 for Rain Man.
Harry Hoffman (Worked As A Prop Supervisor (Set Decorator) At Columbia Pictures Before Becoming A Furniture Salesman)
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Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena, California, United States
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Neighborhood Playhouse School Of The Theatre, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Lillian Gold Hoffman
Ronald (Is A Lawyer And Economist)
Claim to Fame
Benjamin "Ben" Braddock In The Graduate (1967)
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