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F. Murray Abraham Born: 10/24/1939
Birth Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Born on Oct. 24, 1939 in Pittsburgh, PA, Abraham was raised in the border town of El Paso, TX by his father, Fahrid, an auto mechanic, and his mother, Josephine, a homemaker. According to Abraham, he grew up a bit of a hoodlum, and by the time he was 16 years old, he was running with gangs, stealing cars and getting into fights with knives and chains. But a high school drama teacher noticed his potential and prompted him to perform in front of the class - an event that instantly changed the course of his life. Instead of heading down the average working stiff path, Abraham found his calling and won a scholarship to study acting at the University of Texas at Austin. Instead of graduating, how...

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