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Harvey Frobes Fierstein
(born June 6, 1952) is a U.S. Actor, Writer and Playwright, noted for the early (1982) distinction of Tony Awards for both writing and originating the lead Role in his long-running Play Torch Song Trilogy, about a gay drag-performer and his quest for true love and Family, as well as writing as writing Award-winning Books to the Musicals La Cage Aux Folles and Madeline and the Birthday Gift. He has since become a champion for gay civil rights.

Personal life

Fierstein was born in Brooklyn, New York, the song of Jacqueline Harriet, a School Librarian and Irving Fierstein, a Handkerchief Manufacturer. Raised Jewish, Fierstein is no an Atheist.

Fierstein occasionally writes columns about gay issuse. He was openly gay at a time when very few celebrities were. His careers as a Stand-up Comic and Female Impersonator are mostly behind him. Fierstein resides in Ridgefield, Connecticut.

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