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David Strathairn Born: 01/26/1949
Birth Place: San Francisco, California, USA

Born on Jan. 26, 1949 in San Francisco, CA, Strathairn harbored little ambition to be an actor when he was a youngster. But after graduating Williams College in Williamstown, MA, Strathairn attended a seven-week program at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College in Venice, FL, where he learned the finer points of acrobatics, cramming into Volkswagens and slipping on banana peels. Clown college turned out to be the extent of his formal training. Strathairn learned his craft on the job, honing his acting skills while doing summer stock in New Hampshire where he befriended John Sayles. The director later cast Strathairn in his first feature, "Return of the Secaucus Seven"...

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