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Henry Gibson (September 21, 1935 – September 14, 2009) was an American actor and songwriter, best known as a cast member of Rowan and Martin`s Laugh-In and for his recurring role as Judge Clark Brown on Boston Legal. Graduating from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., he served in the U.S. Air Force as an intelligence officer. After his discharge, he developed an act in which he portrayed a Southern accented poet. His stage name was a play on dramatist Henrik Ibsen, and he often pronounced his name as if it were "Ibsen", particularly when performing as "The Poet". Gibson`s performing career began at the age of seven. He appeared in many stage and theater productions. His career took off when he performed in the Jerry Lewis film The Nutty Professor (1963). Gibson also appeared on The Dick Van Dyke Show, reading the poem "Keep A Goin`", which he turned into a song in the Robert Altman movie Nashville (1975), starring Ned Beatty and Keith Carradine. Gibson appeared in three other films directed by Altman: The Long Goodbye (starring Elliott Gould), A Perfect Couple and Health. He also appeared in The Incredible Shrinking Woman (starring Lily Tomlin). He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Nashville and won the National Society of Film Critics award for his role of country music singer Haven Hamilton. He also worked frequently as a voice actor in animation, most notably portraying Wilbur the pig in the popular children`s movie Charlotte`s Web (1973). He also worked on the cartoon The Grim Adventures Of Billy & Mandy as Lord Pain.
In April 1966, he married Lois Joan Geiger, with whom he had three sons: Jonathan David Gibson, Charles Alexander Gibson and James Gibson. She died in 2007. On September 14, 2009, Gibson died of cancer at his home in Malibu, California, a week before his 74th birthday.
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Henry Gibson (September 21, 1935 â€“ September 14, 2009), born James Bateman, was an American actor, singer, and songwriter, best known as a cast member of the TV sketch-comedy series Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In from 1968 to 1971, for his portrayal of diminutive country star Haven Hamilton in Robert Altman's 1975 film Nashville, and for his recurring role as Judge Clark Brown on Boston Legal.
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Catholic University of America (CUA) in Washington, DC, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London
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