Happy Birthday To New Rochelle’s Bud Cort

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Bud Cort turns 66 on Saturday.
Bud Cort turns 66 on Saturday.

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Happy Birthday to New Rochelle’s Bud Cort!

Cort, who was born in New Rochelle. turns 66 on Saturday.

Bud Cort, a film and stage actor, writer and director, was born March 29, 1948. He was widely known for his portrayals of the suicide-obsessed Harold, in Hal Ashby's "Harold and Maude" and the title role in Robert Altman's 1970 film "Brewster McCloud." Both films have large cult followings today, .

Cort appeared in the short-lived 1972 play "Wise Child" by Simon Gray.

Cort has appeared in a number of film, stage and TV roles including "Endgame," "He Who Gets Slapped," "Sledge Hammer!," "The Chocolate War," "The Big Empty," "Theodore Rex," "Dogma," "But I'm A Cheerleader," "Pollock," :The Twilight Zone," "The Secret Diary of Sigmund Freud" and "The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou." Cort lent his voice to the computer in the movie "Electric Dreams."

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