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  • Ted Neeley

    Born on September 20, 1943 in Ranger, Texas

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Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)

Ted Neeley as "Jesus Christ"

Adapted from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Broadway rock opera, "Jesus Christ Superstar" recounts the last days of Jesus Christ (Ted Neeley) from the perspective of Judas Iscariot (Carl Anderson), his betrayer. As Jesus' following increases, Judas begins to worry that Jesus is falling for his own hype, forgetting the principles of his teachings and growing too close to the prostitute Mary Magdalene (Yvonne Elliman). After Jesus has an outburst in a temple, Judas turns on him.

Golden Globe (1973) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

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