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Peter Boyle

Born on October 18, 1935 in Northtown, PA
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Well-reputed for his "extreme" cinematic personifications in multiple genres, the American character player Peter Boyle doubtless made his onscreen personas doubly intense by pulling directly from his own personal journey to the top -- a wild, ... Read Full Biography
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