Harve Presnell Biography
Birthday: September 14, 1933 (Virgo)
Born In: Modesto, California, United States
Harve Presnell was an American actor and singer, best known for his award-winning performance in the film titled ‘The Unsinkable Molly Brown’ and the ‘Broadway’ musical of the same name. His performance in the film (as ‘Johnny Brown’), which was also his film debut, earned him a ‘Golden Globe Award.’ Born and raised in Modesto, California, Harve was interested in singing ever since he was a kid. At the age of 7, he began singing in church choirs, and by the age of 16, he was doing opera shows. He was trained in vocal performance at the ‘University of Southern California.’ He then attended the ‘Music Academy of the West’ and made his ‘Broadway’ debut with ‘Ariadne auf Naxos’ in 1957. He then appeared on many ‘Broadway’ shows, such as ‘The Unsinkable Molly Brown.’ He later appeared in the show’s cinematic adaptation, thus also making his acting debut. Following an award-winning performance, he appeared in films such as ‘Fargo,’ ‘Face/Off,’ ‘Saving Private Ryan,’ and ‘Old School.’ Additionally, he also appeared in TV series such as ‘The Pretender,’ ‘The Lionhearts,’ ‘Dawson’s Creek,’ ‘American Dad!,’ and ‘Andy Barker, P.I.’ He passed away in June 2009, at the age of 75.