Virtual International Authority File
The Virtual International Authority File is an international authority file. It is a joint project of several national libraries and operated by the Online Computer Library Center. Discussion about having a common international authority started in the late 1990s. After a series of failed attempts to come up with a unique common authority file, the new idea was to link existing national authorities; this would present all the benefits of a common file without requiring a large investment of time and expense in the process. The project was initiated by the US Library of Congress, the German National Library and the OCLC on August 6, 2003; the Bibliothèque nationale de France joined the project on October 5, 2007. The project transitioned to being a service of the OCLC on April 4, 2012; the aim is to link the national authority files to a single virtual authority file. In this file, identical records from the different data sets are linked together. A VIAF record receives a standard data number, contains the primary "see" and "see also" records from the original records, refers to the original authority records.
The data are available for research and data exchange and sharing. Reciprocal updating uses the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting protocol; the file numbers are being added to Wikipedia biographical articles and are incorporated into Wikidata. VIAF's clustering algorithm is run every month; as more data are added from participating libraries, clusters of authority records may coalesce or split, leading to some fluctuation in the VIAF identifier of certain authority records. Authority control Faceted Application of Subject Terminology Integrated Authority File International Standard Authority Data Number International Standard Name Identifier Wikipedia's authority control template for articles Official website VIAF at OCLC
Austin Campbell Pendleton is an American actor, theatre director and instructor. Pendleton was born in Warren, the son of Thorn Pendleton, who ran a tool company, Frances Pendleton, a professional actress. Austin Pendleton is a graduate of Yale University's School of Drama. Pendleton first received critical acclaim in 1964 for his performance as Motel in the original Broadway cast of Fiddler on the Roof, he appeared in The Last Sweet Days of Isaac, The Diary of Anne Frank, Goodtime Charley, Up from Paradise as well as many other plays. In August 2006, Pendleton played the Chaplain in Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children with Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline in the New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater production directed by George C. Wolfe at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, New York City. In 2007, he appeared as Friar Lawrence in the Public Theater's production of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet at the Delacorte Theater. Pendleton wrote the plays Uncle Bob and Orson's Shadow, all of which were staged off-Broadway.
Austin’s play, “Uncle Bob,” had its Off-Broadway premiere in 2001 at The SoHo Playhouse, starring George Morfogen- for whom the role of Bob was written- and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who made his New York theatre debut in the production. The critically acclaimed production was directed by Courtney Moorehead and produced by Steven Sendor; as a director, Pendleton has worked extensively off Broadway. His direction of Elizabeth Taylor and Maureen Stapleton in Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes garnered him a Tony Award nomination in 1981. Additional directing credits include The Runner Stumbles by Milan Stitt, Spoils of War by Michael Weller, The Size of the World by Charles Evered. Pendleton is a member of The Mirror Theater Ltd's Mirror Repertory Company, directing the company’s 1984 production of Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts, starring Geraldine Page, Sabra Jones, Victor Slezak, his play H6R3, a compilation of Henry VI and Richard III in order to make the storyline clearer and strengthen the women's parts, became a benefit production of The Mirror Theater Ltd at the Promenade Theater in New York.
Pendleton played Richard in this performance, Sabra Jones performed Elizabeth, Lynn Redgrave played Mad Margaret, Charles McAteer was Lord Rutland, Geraint Wyn Davies played Henry VI, Daniel Gerroll played Buckingham, Lisa Pelikan played Lady Anne. In 2009 Pendleton directed Uncle Vanya, starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard, at the Classic Stage Company; the same year he directed Tennessee Williams' autobiographical play Vieux Carré at The Pearl Theatre Company. In January and February 2010, Pendleton directed two plays, Bus Stop at The Olney Theatre and Golden Age at the Philadelphia Theatre Company, his 2011 directing of Three Sisters won him an Obie Award. In 2012, he directed a production of Detroit at the National Theatre in England. Pendleton served as Artistic Director for Circle Repertory Company with associate artistic director Lynne Thigpen; the Company closed in 1996. He teaches directing at The New School, both in Greenwich Village. Pendleton has been involved with the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago since directing Ralph Pape's Say Goodnight, Gracie for the 1979-80 season, is an ensemble member there.
His acting credits at Steppenwolf include Uncle Vanya and Educating Rita. Austin Pendleton at the Internet Broadway Database Austin Pendleton on IMDb Austin Pendleton at the Internet Off-Broadway Database Austin Pendleton at the TCM Movie Database Austin Pendleton Talks about Stuttering and Acting "St. Louis Actors' Studio to host class with Austin Pendleton". St. Louis Post Dispatch. August 30, 2013
Southie is a 1999 American film directed by John Shea starring Donnie Wahlberg, Rose McGowan, Anne Meara, James Cummings, Lawrence Tierney, Robert Wahlberg, Will Arnett, John Shea and Amanda Peet. The film centers around Danny Quinn returning home to South Boston from New York City after three years with the hopes of living an honest life, but comes to realize how difficult coming home is. Danny Quinn, a former "street kid" from Southie, returns home from New York City a new man, only to find his mother overwhelmed with worry as her other three kids are caught up in the madness of the hardscrabble neighborhood in which drinking and fighting is the way of life. Concerned for his mother, Danny tracks down his brothers only to find out they're embedded in the life he left behind, his brothers are in debt to local mobster Colie Powers, his younger sister Kathy has become a barfly. For his mother's sake, Danny must get his hands on some quick cash in order to stop his brothers from getting their legs broken and his sister off the streets.
In his pursuit to help his ailing mother and right his family's name on the streets of Soutie, Danny crosses paths with his old girlfriend Maryann, finding the love he left behind has only blossomed when the two soul mates find themselves alone. She tells how she heard about the gunfight he was in with Joey Ward and wants to know if that's why he left town. Danny confesses that real reason he left town was that he needed to change if he were to become the man that she would want him to be. Knowing he has business to take care of and not wanting to drag Maryann into it, he leaves. Two of his old pals know Danny needs money and offer him an opportunity to be a partner in an underground gambling club, they neglect to tell Danny that their silent partner is his old nemesis, Joey Ward, it doesn't take long before Danny finds out and he and Joey are face to face. It takes all the strength Danny can muster not to beat the living hell out of Joey and he declares to his friends that once he gets the money he needs to help his family, he's out of the gambling business for good.
In Danny's absence from the neighborhood, Joey's father Butchie has declared war on Colie Powers and without knowing this Danny finds himself caught up in the middle of their war as it looks like he's in business with the Wards. Before Danny knows it, Joey makes a power move with the intention of screwing his friends. Joey kills one of Danny's friends and now he must do what it takes before he's next. Southie was written as "Brass Ring" by two young screenwriters from Boston, James Cummings and Dave McLaughlin. Cummings was left Boston with the hopes of becoming an actor. After several years of studying with George Loros and struggling to break into the business, Loros told Cummings that if he wanted to be in show business he needed to create his own work, he took those words to heart and began producing stage plays from the money he made as the doorman at the well-known bar in the lower east side of Manhattan, NW3. After taking a few weeks off in the summer of'93, Cummings went home and found himself thrust into violence when an armed robber threatened to harm his friend.
Cummings defused de-escalated tensions. One of his friends laughed saying'...that was like a scene out of a movie...' and when Cummings got back to New York he started writing scenes about growing up on napkins outside the door of the bar. Cummings was producing a play in New York when Dave McLaughlin went to visit; the play wrote a play of his own. Cummings was impressed with his friend's passion and shared his story with McLaughlin and three weeks the two guys completed'Brass Ring', it wasn't long before the screenplay made its way to John Shea. Shea met with Cummings and felt the script was "full of promise". Over the next year, Shea spent time in South Boston with Cummings getting to know the neighborhood, seeing for himself that the world of Southie had its own rules and was like no other place he had been, he agreed to direct the film. During the next year, Shea worked with them on the script, scouted locations, pieced the production together while raising the money needed to shoot the film.
The lead role was offered to Mark Wahlberg but when Mark landed the lead role in "Boogie Nights", he was catapulted into the movie star he was destined to become. Cummings' younger brother Dan was a huge fan of Donnie Wahlberg, a star in his own right and the leader of the group "New Kids on the Block". Cummings listened to his little brother and got in touch with Donnie and the two guys hit it off. Cummings called Shea and it didn't take long before Shea realized Wahlberg was born to play the role. At the invitation of Ron Howard, Shea spent a day with Howard in New York as Ron was completing the sound mix on "Ransom" in which Wahlberg had a supporting role. Shea liked what he saw and Wahlberg was offered the role. Cummings worked with Bill McCutchen and Hugh Wilson and the producers raised the financing and the independent film was a go. Shea offered the lead female role to Rose McGowan and the rest of the cast fell into place. Shooting was scheduled for February 1997, in the middle of a cold and brutal Boston winter.
The film was shot with a full union crew in twenty-four days. In addition to Donnie Wahlberg in the lead role of Danny Quinn, Rose McGowan was cast in the supporting part as Danny's sister Kathy, as well as Anne Meara in the role as Danny's mother. With James Cummings playing the role of Joey Ward as the film's antagonist. Amanda Peet joined the cast in Boston. Will Arnet was a friend of Cummings in
Oliver! is an English musical, with music and lyrics by Lionel Bart. The musical is based upon the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, it premiered in the West End in 1960, enjoying a long run, successful long runs on Broadway and revivals, after being brought to the US by producer David Merrick in 1963. Major London revivals played from 1977–80, 1994–98, 2008–11 and on tour in the UK from 2011-13. Additionally, its 1968 film adaptation, directed by Carol Reed, was successful, winning six Academy Awards including Best Picture. A prominent musical in British popular culture, Oliver! received thousands of performances in British schools in the 1970s, when it was by far the most popular school musical. In 1963 Lionel Bart received the Tony Award for Best Original Score. Many songs are well known to the public. Oliver! was the first musical adaptation of a famous Charles Dickens work to become a stage hit. There had been two previous Dickens musicals in the 1950s, both of them television adaptations of A Christmas Carol.
The plot of Dickens' original novel is simplified for the purposes of the musical, with Fagin being represented more as a comic character than as a villain, large portions of the latter part of the story being left out. Although Dickens' novel has been called antisemitic in its portrayal of the Jew Fagin as evil, the production by Bart was more sympathetic and featured many Jewish actors in leading roles: Ron Moody, Georgia Brown, Martin Horsey; the musical opens in the workhouse, as the half-starved orphan boys are entering the enormous dining room for dinner. They find some solace by imagining a richer menu. Oliver gathers up the courage to ask for more, he is apprehended and is told to gather his belongings by Mr. Bumble and the Widow Corney, the heartless and greedy caretakers of the workhouse. Mr. Bumble and Widow Corney are left alone, Mr. Bumble begins to make amorous advances. Mrs. Corney pretends to resent his attentions, but ends up on Mr. Bumble's lap, as he proposes to her. Mr. Bumble takes Oliver and sells him as an apprentice to an undertaker, Mr. Sowerberry.
He and his wife taunt Mr. Bumble, causing Mr. Bumble to become angry and storm out. Oliver is sent to sleep in the basement with the coffins; the next morning Noah Claypole, another employee of Sowerberry, insults Oliver's dead mother, whereupon Oliver begins pummeling him. Mrs. Sowerberry and her daughter, Charlotte Noah's girlfriend, run in, Mr. Bumble is sent for, he and the Sowerberrys lock Oliver in a coffin. After a week on the run, he ends up in the city of London and meets a boy about his age known as the Artful Dodger. Dodger seems a kindly boy, invites Oliver to join him and his friends. Dodger is, unknown to Oliver, a pickpocket, he invites Oliver to come and live in Fagin's lair. Fagin is an elderly criminal, now too old to thieve himself, who now teaches young boys to pick pockets. Oliver is unaware of any criminality, believes that the boys make handkerchiefs rather than steal them. Oliver is introduced to Fagin and his boys, is taught their ways; the next day, Oliver meets Nancy, an older member of Fagin's gang, the live-in wife of Fagin's terrifying associate Bill Sikes, a brutal house-burglar whose abuse she endures because she loves him.
Nancy, along with her younger sister Bet and the boys, sing about how they don't mind a bit of danger. Oliver bows to Nancy and Bet, trying to be polite. All the boys mimic Oliver. Nancy singles out Dodger to demonstrate the way. Nancy and Bet leave and Oliver is sent out with the other boys on his first pickpocketing job. Dodger, another boy named Charley Bates, Oliver decide to stick together, when Dodger and Charley rob Mr. Brownlow, a wealthy old man, they run off, leaving the horrified Oliver to be arrested for the crime. In the Three Cripples pub, to help take her mind off of Sikes's neglect towards her, Nancy strikes up an old tavern song with the low-life ruffians. Bill Sikes makes his first appearance, disperses the crowd. Dodger tells Fagin about Oliver's capture and removal to the Brownlow household. Scared he will betray the gang's whereabouts and Bill decide to abduct Oliver and bring him back to the den, with Nancy's help. Nancy, who has come to care for Oliver, at first refuses to help, but Bill physically abuses her and forces her into obedience.
In spite of this, Nancy still loves Bill, believes he loves her too. The next morning, at Mr. Brownlow's house in Bloomsbury, Mrs. Bedwin the housekeeper sings to Oliver, Oliver wakes up. Mr. Brownlow and Dr. Grimwig decide that Oliver is well enough to go outside, so Brownlow sends Oliver to return some books to the library. Oliver joins them in song; as the vendors leave and Bill appear and grab Oliver. They bring him back to Fagin's den, where Nancy saves Oliver from a beating from Sikes after the boy tries to flee. Nancy remorsefully reviews their dreadful life, but Bill maintains that any living is better than none. Fagin tries to act as an intermediary. Left alone, Fagin wonders what his life might be like if he left London and began an honest life, after thinking of various excuses, he
Anne Marie Cancelmi, known professionally as Annie Parisse, is an American actress. She portrayed Alexandra Borgia on the drama series Order. Parisse has starred as Julia Snyder on the soap opera As the World Turns, for which she was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award, as FBI special agent Debra Parker on the thriller series The Following. Parisse was born in Anchorage, the daughter of Annette, a teacher, Louis G. Cancelmi, a senior executive with Alaska Airlines, her father is of Italian descent on one side, Slovak and Polish descent on the other. Her mother is of half-Syrian descent, she has two brothers, Louis Cancelmi an actor, Michael Cancelmi, an Italian teacher. Louis is married to a daughter of Law & Order veteran Sam Waterston. Parisse grew up in Mercer Island and attended Mercer Island High School. Parisse moved to New York City when she was 18 to attend Fordham University where she majored in theater, appeared in numerous productions, including Medea and Antigone, both of which featured her as the lead.
Parisse joined the cast of the CBS soap opera As the World Turns as Julia Snyder from 1998 to 2001 and returned for a few episodes in 2002. She was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series in 2001. Early in her career, Parisse guest starred on shows such as Big Apple, Third Watch, Friends, she made a 2002 appearance on Law & Order, playing an exotic dancer in the episode "Attorney Client", where she testified against a defendant who plotted the murder of his wife. In a 2002 supporting role, Parisse portrayed Jeannie Ashcroft in, she had a minor role in the 2004 action movie National Treasure, playing the role of Agent Dawes, Agent Sadusky's assistant. For the 2005 film Monster-in-Law, she held a supporting role. Parisse was a main cast member of Law & Order during seasons 15 and 16, she first appeared in season 12 as a stripper and prostitute, making her one of the few Law & Order cast members who had a solo appearance prior to securing a sustaining role.
Parisse quit her role on Law & Order, making her final appearance in the May 17, 2006, season finale, in which her character is killed. In the 2010 war drama The Pacific, Parisse took on the role of Marine Sergeant Lena Riggi Basilone, wife of John Basilone, the revered United States Marine Gunnery Sergeant, she had a recurring role on CBS' Person of Interest as Kara Stanton, the former partner of Jim Caviezel's character John Reese. In August 2012, Parisse was cast in a regular role on the Fox series The Following, premiering on January 21, 2013, as an FBI specialist. In 2016, Parisse appeared in the HBO series Vinyl as Andrea Zito, in 2017, starred in the Netflix series Friends From College as Samantha "Sam" Delmonico. Starting on March 8, 2007, Parisse starred in a revival of Craig Lucas's Prelude to a Kiss, with Alan Tudyk and John Mahoney. In 2008, Parisse reprised her work in an Off Broadway performance as the title role of Becky Shaw. In the summer of 2011, Parisse appeared in the New York Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park productions of Measure for Measure and All's Well that Ends Well.
Parisse is married to actor Paul Sparks, with whom she has one son and one daughter, Lydia. They reside in Manhattan. 2001: Nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series for As the World Turns Annie Parisse on IMDb Annie Parisse at the Internet Broadway Database Annie Parisse at Internet Off-Broadway Database
Scarlett Ingrid Johansson is an American actress and singer. Johansson is the world's highest-paid actress, has made multiple appearances in the Forbes Celebrity 100, has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, she aspired to be an actress from a young age, first appeared on stage in an Off-Broadway play as a child. Johansson made her film debut in the fantasy comedy North, was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Manny & Lo, she gained further recognition for her work in The Horse Ghost World. Johansson shifted to adult roles in 2003 with her performances in Lost in Translation, which won her a BAFTA Award for Best Actress, Girl with a Pearl Earring, she was nominated for four Golden Globe Awards for these films, for playing an estranged teenager in the drama A Love Song for Bobby Long, a seductress in the psychological thriller Match Point. Other films during this period, include the mystery thriller The Prestige and the comedy-drama Vicky Cristina Barcelona, she released two albums: Anywhere I Lay My Head and Break Up, both of which charted on the Billboard 200.
In 2010, Johansson debuted on Broadway in a revival of A View from the Bridge, which won her a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress. That year, she began portraying Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, she voiced an intelligent computer operating system in the 2013 comedy-drama Her, played an alien in the 2013 science fiction film Under the Skin and a woman with psychokinetic abilities in the 2014 science fiction action Lucy. She was the highest-grossing actress of 2016, is the highest-grossing actress of all time in North America in nominal dollar terms; as a public figure, Johansson is a Hollywood sex symbol. She is a prominent celebrity brand endorser, supports various charities and causes, she has been married twice, to the Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds from 2008 to 2011 and the French businessman Romain Dauriac, with whom she has a daughter, from 2014 to 2017. Scarlett Ingrid Johansson was born in the Manhattan borough of New York City. On November 22, 1984, her father, Karsten Olaf Johansson, is an architect from Copenhagen and her paternal grandfather, Ejner Johansson, was an art historian and film director, whose own father was Swedish.
Scarlett's mother, Melanie Sloan, a producer, comes from an Ashkenazi Jewish family, from Poland and Russia. She has an older sister, Vanessa an actress. Johansson has an older half-brother, from her father's first marriage, she holds both Danish citizenship. Johansson attended an elementary school in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, her parents divorced when she was 13. Johansson was close to her maternal grandmother, Dorothy Sloan, a bookkeeper and schoolteacher. Interested in a career in the spotlight from an early age, she put on song-and-dance routines for her family, she was fond of musical theater and jazz hands. She took lessons in tap dance, states that her parents were supportive of her career choice, she describes her childhood as ordinary. As a child, Johansson practiced acting by staring in the mirror until she made herself cry, wanting to be Judy Garland in Meet Me in St. Louis. At age seven, she was devastated when a talent agent signed one of her brothers instead of her, but she decided to become an actress anyway.
She enrolled at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, began auditioning for commercials, but soon lost interest: "I didn't want to promote Wonder Bread." She shifted her focus to film and theater, making her first stage appearance in the Off-Broadway play Sophistry with Ethan Hawke, in which she had two lines. Around this time, she began studying at Professional Children's School, a private educational institution for aspiring child actors in Manhattan. At age nine, Johansson made her film debut as John Ritter's daughter in the fantasy comedy North, she says. Johansson played minor roles including as the daughter of Sean Connery and Kate Capshaw's characters in the mystery thriller Just Cause, an art student in If Lucy Fell. Johansson's first leading role was as Amanda, the younger sister of a pregnant teenager who runs away from her foster home in Manny & Lo alongside Aleksa Palladino and her brother, Hunter, her performance received positive reviews: one written for the San Francisco Chronicle noted, " grows on you because of the charm of...
Scarlett Johansson," while critic Mick LaSalle, writing for the same paper, commented on her "peaceful aura", believed, "If she can get through puberty with that aura undisturbed, she could become an important actress." Johansson earned a nomination for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Lead Female for the role. After appearing in minor roles in Fall and Home Alone 3, Johansson attracted wider attention for her performance in the film The Horse Whisperer, directed by Robert Redford; the drama film, based on the 1995 novel of the same name by Nicholas Evans, tells the story of a talented trainer with a gift for understanding horses, hired to help an injured teenager played by Johansson. The actress received an "introducing" credit on this film. On Johansson's maturity, Redford described her as "13 going on 30". Todd McCarthy of Variety commented that Johansson "convincingly conveys the awkwardness of her age and the inner pain of a carefree girl laid low by horrible happenstance". For the film
Dylan Baker is an American actor. He gained recognition for his roles in the film Happiness and on the television series The Good Wife, the latter of which earned him three Primetime Emmy Award nominations. In 1991, Baker was nominated for a Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award for his performance in the original production of La Bête. In 2013, he made his directorial debut with the film 23 Blast. Baker was raised in Lynchburg, Virginia, he began his acting career as a teenager in regional theater productions. He attended Holy Cross Regional Catholic School and went on to attend Darlington School and graduated from the Georgetown Preparatory School in 1976. Baker attended the College of William and Mary in Virginia and graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1980. Baker received a Masters in Fine Arts from the Yale School of Drama, where he studied alongside Chris Noth and Patricia Clarkson. Baker's Broadway theatre credits include Eastern Standard, La Bête, God of Carnage, he won an Obie Award in 1986 for his performance in the off-Broadway play Not About Heroes.
The next year, he made his motion picture debut in the 1987 film Planes and Automobiles. Baker's first recurring TV role was on Steven Bochco's acclaimed Murder One. Since he has appeared in such TV series as Northern Exposure, Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Without a Trace, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The West Wing, the short-lived sitcom The Pitts, he garnered major critical attention in 1998 with his performance as a tormented pedophile in Todd Solondz's Happiness. He gained notice for his portrayal of Dr. Curt Connors in Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3. In 2000, he portrayed Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara in Thirteen Days, a historical drama about the Cuban Missile Crisis, he held a small role in Requiem for a Dream, where he played a doctor who sees Jared Leto's character with a infected, rotting arm. In 2002 he portrayed an accountant for the Chicago Outfit, in Road to Perdition. During the short-lived 2007 series Drive, Baker played the role of John Trimble, a father suffering from a terminal illness.
In 2009, Baker played William Cross in NBC's Kings, in which his wife Becky Ann Baker played Jessie Shepherd, the mother of protagonist David Shepherd. Baker guest starred in an episode of Monk, playing a theater critic in "Mr. Monk and the Critic". Baker guest starred in the November 2010 House episode "A Pox on Our House". Baker guest starred in the season four finale of Burn Notice as Raines, an old spy friend of Michael's, he reprised the role in the season five premiere, permitted his likeness to be used in the Burn Notice graphic novel "A New Day". In 2010, Baker played Hollis B. Chenery in Secretariat. Baker played Pashto-speaking CIA agent Jerry Boorman in season 4 of Damages. In 2012, Baker guest-starred in "Upper West Side Story", an episode of the TV series White Collar, he appeared in the USA Network miniseries Political Animals which aired in summer 2012. For his performance as Colin Sweeney on The Good Wife, he was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series in 2010, 2012, 2014.
In November 2014 it was announced. The play depicts meetings between important historical figures. Baker played former Prime Minister John Major; the play opened on March 8, 2015. Baker is a prolific narrator of audiobooks, having narrated a wide range of books, from fiction to biographies to Argo, the true story of how six Americans were rescued from Iran by the CIA and Hollywood, he garnered the 2002 Audie Award for Abridged Fiction for his reading of The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen. Baker has recorded Franzen's 2015 novel, Purity. In 1990, he married actress Becky Gelke, now known professionally as Becky Ann Baker, they have a reside in New York City. On September 1, 2015, Dylan Baker tried to save the life of his neighbor and movie actress and dancer Vivien Eng, in the high-rise where he lives in New York City when her apartment caught fire, but was driven back by smoke and fire. Firefighters got the injured woman out of the apartment and rushed her to the hospital. However, her injuries were too severe and she succumbed to them two days later.
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