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George Dickerson

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Birth name George Graf Dickerson, Jr.
Birth 25 july 1933
Death 10 january 2015 (at 81 years)

George Dickerson (July 25, 1933 – January 10, 2015) was an American actor, writer, and poet.


Dickerson was born July 25, 1933, in Topeka, Kansas, to George Graf Dickerson, a lawyer, and Elizabeth Dickerson (née Naumann), parents he did not have a good relationship with. He had one brother, five years his junior. As a child, his family lived in Michigan, the South Side of Chicago, Queens, New York, and Virginia. From 1965, he lived in the same apartment in Manhattan, one once rented by critic James Agee, whom Dickerson claims to have spiritual contact with.

Dickerson served in the U.S. Army from December 1953 to the fall of 1954. He graduated from Yale University in 1955, after studying with novelist and poet Robert Penn Warren and Cleanth Brooks, advocates of New Criticism. After working a teaching job in Vermont, Dickerson read his poems at venues with Beatnik poets such as Gregory Corso, Diane di Prima, and Ted Joans. His poetry was praised by novelist Norman Mailer.

He maintained long term friendships with many well-known artists, including songwriter Leonard Cohen, actor Richard Widmark, playwright Arthur Miller, actor Roscoe Lee Browne, opera soprano Leontyne Price, Edna St. Vincent Millay’s sister, Norma Ellis, John Farrar, and ex-Poet Laureate Mark Strand.

In the 1970s, after a decade in the literary world, Dickerson worked as Press Secretary and speech writer for U.S. Congressman Robert Steele (R- Connecticut), and Head of Press and Publications for UNRWA (the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) at its headquarters in Beirut, Lebanon, where he experienced the Lebanese Civil War in 1975 and 1976.

Dickerson married four times and had five children: two daughters by his first wife, a son by his third wife, a daughter by his fourth wife, and a son born out of wedlock with a Finnish journalist; Finnish film director Dome Karukoski. He was romantically involved with 1960s supermodel Veruschka.

Dickerson spoke five languages: English, French, German, Arabic, and Italian. While not religious, he claims a belief in God. He suffers from Crohn's Disease.

Dickerson was a Democrat, and only once voted Republican, for former New York City mayor John V. Lindsay. Of his politics, Dickerson said, 'I wasn’t involved in the Civil Rights movement. That is a failure on my part. I wasn’t really political until I started writing about world affairs for Time. I didn’t see my Black friends as black and they sensed that, so the subject didn’t come up between us, as hard as that may be to believe. We talked about what close friends talk about when there are no issues between them…struggles with their writing, with their wives…."

Dickerson died after a long illness in early 2015, surrounded by his the people closest to him. His death was made public by his son Dome via Facebook on January 13, 2015.

Usually with

Larry Hankin
Larry Hankin
(2 films)
Ted White
Ted White
(2 films)
Dick Miller
Dick Miller
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of George Dickerson (12 films)

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The Broken Giant
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors John Glover, Brooke Smith, Will Arnett, Chris Noth, George Dickerson
Roles Thomas Smith
Rating62% 3.125633.125633.125633.125633.12563
A young minister in a small town who gives sanctuary at his church to a girl who mysteriously arrives, out of breath and apparently running from something or somebody.
Son of the Morning Star, 3h7
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical, Western
Actors Gary Cole, Rosanna Arquette, Stanley Anderson, Edward Blatchford, Rodney Arnold Grant, George Dickerson
Roles Gen. Sherman
Rating72% 3.642893.642893.642893.642893.64289
The film, in two parts, begins in 1876 when the Terry-Gibbon column relieves the remnants of the 7th Cavalry that had survived the Battle of the Little Bighorn. They discover Custer's battalion has been annihilated, and the film 'flashes back' and tells Custer's story from the point of view/narrative of his wife, Elizabeth, beginning with the Kansas campaign of the mid-1860s.
Death Warrant, 1h33
Directed by Deran Sarafian
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Crime, Martial arts
Themes Prison films, Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Jean-Claude Van Damme, Robert Guillaume, Cynthia Gibb, Art LaFleur, George Dickerson, Patrick Kilpatrick
Roles Tom Vogler
Rating57% 2.855812.855812.855812.855812.85581
Detective Louis Burke (Jean-Claude Van Damme) of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police from Quebec, confronts the maniac that killed his partner on the force. The villain named Christian Naylor - called the Sandman (Patrick Kilpatrick) is tracked down to an abandoned house in Los Angeles. Although the Sandman nearly kills him, Burke is able to shoot the Sandman several times, but not killing him.
After Dark, My Sweet, 1h54
Directed by James Foley
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Noir, Crime, Romance
Actors Jason Patric, Rachel Ward, Bruce Dern, Michael G. Hagerty, George Dickerson, Corey Carrier
Roles Doc Goldman
Rating64% 3.2460353.2460353.2460353.2460353.246035
Ex-boxer Kevin "Kid" Collins is a drifter and an escapee from a mental hospital. In a desert town near Palm Springs he meets Fay Anderson, a widow, who convinces him to help fix up the neglected estate her ex-husband left. She nicknames him "Collie" and lets him sleep in a trailer out back, near her dying date palms.
Death Wish 4: The Crackdown, 1h36
Directed by J. Lee Thompson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Auto-justice
Actors Charles Bronson, Kay Lenz, John P. Ryan, Perry Lopez, John P. Ryan, Soon-Tek Oh
Roles Detective Reiner
Rating54% 2.7037952.7037952.7037952.7037952.703795
A woman in a parking garage has trouble starting her car. Three thugs appear, force her out, and begin to rape her when Paul Kersey appears out of nowhere. He shoots the first two to death and wounds the third. Kersey blocks the exit, where the third mugger pleads for his life. Paul shoots him and then rolls the criminal over with his foot and reveals him to be himself. The assault turns out to just a bad dream Kersey was having.
Blue Velvet, 2h
Directed by David Lynch
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, BDSM in films, Serial killer films, Erotic thriller films
Actors Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern, Hope Lange, Dean Stockwell
Roles Detective Williams
Rating76% 3.8495153.8495153.8495153.8495153.849515
Jeffrey Beaumont (Kyle MacLachlan) returns to his logging home town of Lumberton, North Carolina from Oak Lake College after his father suffers a near-fatal stroke. While walking home from the hospital, he cuts through a vacant lot and discovers a severed ear. Jeffrey takes the ear to police detective John Williams (George Dickerson), through whom he reacquaints with the detective's daughter, Sandy (Laura Dern). She tells him details about the ear case and a suspicious woman, Dorothy Vallens (Isabella Rossellini), who may be connected to the case. Increasingly curious, Jeffrey enters Dorothy's apartment by posing as an exterminator, and while Dorothy is distracted by a man dressed in a yellow suit at her door (whom Jeffrey later refers to as the Yellow Man), Jeffrey steals her spare key.
No Mercy
No Mercy (1986)
, 1h47
Directed by Richard Pearce
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Richard Gere, Mickey Rourke, Kim Basinger, Jeroen Krabbé, George Dzundza, William Atherton
Roles Reblue
Rating57% 2.8513052.8513052.8513052.8513052.851305
Eddie Jilette is a Chicago cop on the vengeance trail as he follows his partner's killers to New Orleans to settle his own personal score. Eddie flees through the Louisiana bayous with Michel Duval, the beautiful Cajun mistress of a murderous crime lord who aims to destroy the Chicago detective before he can avenge his partner's murder. Michel and Eddie fall for each other, although they clash repeatedly while handcuffed together as they attempt to elude the brutal underworld figure and his henchmen.
Psycho II
Psycho II (1983)
, 1h53
Directed by Richard Franklin
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Serial killer films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, Robert Loggia, Meg Tilly, Dennis Franz, Hugh Gillin
Roles County Sheriff
Rating65% 3.2989353.2989353.2989353.2989353.298935
Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) is released from a mental institution after spending 22 years in confinement. Lila Loomis (Vera Miles), sister of Marion Crane, vehemently protests with a petition that she has been circulating with signatures of 743 people, including the relatives of the seven people Norman killed prior to his incarceration, but her plea is dismissed. Norman is taken to his old home behind the Bates Motel by Dr. Bill Raymond (Robert Loggia), who assures him everything will be fine.
National Lampoon's Movie Madness, 1h29
Directed by Bob Giraldi, Henry Jaglom
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Peter Riegert, Diane Lane, Ann Dusenberry, Robert Culp, Candy Clark, Robby Benson
Roles More Lecherous Dairy President ("Success Wanters")
Rating31% 1.5716751.5716751.5716751.5716751.571675
Space Raiders, 1h24
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure
Actors Vince Edwards, David Mendenhall, William Boyett, Patsy Pease, Drew Snyder, Thom Christopher
Roles Tracton
Rating45% 2.2589952.2589952.2589952.2589952.258995
The story begins with Captain C.F. "Hawk" Hawkens (Vince Edwards) – a former Space Service Colonel turned pirate – who leads his crew on a mission to steal a freighter owned by an interstellar corporation simply referred to as "The Company". During the theft, a 10-year-old boy named Peter (David Mendenhall) slips aboard the freighter to hide and the pirates steal the ship unaware he is aboard. After the freighter rendezvouses with Hawk's ship, the crew fight to save the life of a comrade wounded during the shootout. Meanwhile, Peter comes out of hiding and asks to be taken home.
The Star Chamber, 1h49
Directed by Peter Hyams
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Prison films, Serial killer films, Films about capital punishment, Children's films
Actors Michael Douglas, Hal Holbrook, Yaphet Kotto, Sharon Gless, Larry Hankin, James Sikking
Roles George Tillis
Rating62% 3.147283.147283.147283.147283.14728
Judge Steven Hardin (Michael Douglas) is an idealistic Los Angeles jurist who gets frustrated when the technicalities of the law prevent the prosecution of two men who are accused of raping and killing a 10-year-old boy. They were driving slowly late at night and attracted the suspicion of two police officers, who wondered if the van's occupants might be burglars. After checking the license plate for violations, the policemen pulled them over for expired paperwork, claimed to have smelled marijuana, then saw a bloody shoe inside the van. However, the paperwork was actually submitted on time (it was merely processed late), meaning the police had no reason to pull over the van and Hardin has no choice (see fruit of the poisonous tree) but to throw out any subsequently discovered evidence, i.e. the bloody shoe. Hardin is even more distraught when the father of the boy attempts to shoot the criminals in court but misses and shoots a cop instead. Subsequently, the father commits suicide while in jail only after he informs Hardin that another boy has been discovered raped and murdered and tells him "This one is on you, your Honor. That boy would be alive if you hadn't let those men go." After hearing all this, Judge Hardin approaches his friend, Judge Caulfield (Hal Holbrook), who tells him of a modern-day Star Chamber: a group of judges who identify criminals who fell through the judicial system's cracks and then take actions against them outside the legal structure.
Jinxed! (1982)
, 1h43
Directed by Don Siegel, Sam Peckinpah
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Bette Midler, Ken Wahl, Rip Torn, Val Avery, Jack Elam, Jacqueline Scott
Roles Tahoe Casino Manager
Rating47% 2.3592152.3592152.3592152.3592152.359215
Harold Benson (Rip Torn) and his lounge-singer wife Bonita Friml (Bette Midler) follow a young blackjack dealer Willie Brodax (Ken Wahl) around the country. Harold has a blackjack winning jinx on Willie, and seemingly can't lose to him.
Cutter's Way, 1h45
Directed by Ivan Passer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Jeff Bridges, John Heard, Lisa Eichhorn, Ann Dusenberry, Stephen Elliott, Nina, Baroness van Pallandt
Roles Mortician
Rating67% 3.3968653.3968653.3968653.3968653.396865
One rainy night, Richard Bone's (Bridges) car breaks down in an alleyway. He spots a large, mysterious car in the distance. A man dumps something into a garbage can. At first, Bone thinks nothing of it and proceeds to meet his friend, Alex Cutter (Heard). The next day, a young girl is found brutally murdered in the same alleyway where Bone abandoned his car. He becomes a suspect. When Bone spots the man he thinks is the murderer in a parade later that day – local tycoon J.J. Cord (Stephen Elliott) – Cutter begins to take an interest in the mystery that unfolds. His interest soon becomes a conspiracy theory that develops into a troublesome investigation with his skeptical friend and the dead girl's sister (Ann Dusenberry) along for the ride.
Murder in Texas, 3h20
Directed by William Hale
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Katharine Ross, Sam Elliott, Farrah Fawcett, Andy Griffith, G. W. Bailey, Barry Corbin
Roles Woody
Rating72% 3.6322553.6322553.6322553.6322553.632255
Based on a true story, this film tells of a plastic surgeon who was suspected of causing the death of his first wife, the daughter of a wealthy member of Houston society. The doctor then marries his mistress. His former father-in-law, convinced that his daughter was murdered, determines to see that the doctor is punished.