George Graf Dickerson, Jr. (July 25, 1933 – January 10, 2015) was an American actor, writer, and poet.
George W. Dickerson (January 27, 1913 – January 22, 2002) was an American college football coach at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). An assistant coach with the Bruins from 1947 to 1957, he was the interim head coach for the first three games in 1958 after the unexpected death of Red Sanders in mid-August.
George Clark Dickerson (December 1, 1892 – July 9, 1938) was a Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the Cleveland Indians in one game on August 2, 1917. Dickerson was born in Renner, Texas, and began his professional baseball career in 1916 with Dothan, a class-D team in the Dixie League.
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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 claimed 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, act...
By 1960, Dickerson was working at the Macmillan Publishing Company. He then worked at Time magazine, The New Yorker, and Story magazine. While reviewing literature for Time, Dickerson helped to promote the careers of such young writers (at that time) as John Irving, Cormac McCarthy, Donald Barthelme, Robert Stone, and Don DeLillo. Dickerson published several short stories and began an uncompleted novel. His short story Chico appeared in The Best American Short Stories of 1963, and was praised by poet e.e. cummings. His short story A Mussel Named Ecclesiastes appeared in The Best American Short Stories of 1966. He was also published in The New Yorker, Mademoiselle, The Saturday Evening Post, Cosmopolitan, and Penthouse. After his time in Lebanon, Dickerson suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and suffered a decades long bout of writer's block. By the mid-1990s, Dickerson began to write poetry again. A book of his, Selected Poems, was published in 2000, by Rattapallax p...
Dickerson returned from Lebanon to the United States and became an actor, taking roles in the television series Hill Street Blues, as Police Commander Swanson, and Detective Williams in David Lynch's film Blue Velvet (1986). He also featured in the soap opera Search for Tomorrow, as well as local theater and independent films, such as Broken Giant, Ties to Rachel, and Stranger in the Kingdom. He had major roles in films like Psycho II (1983), Space Raiders (1983), The Star Chamber (1983), No Mercy (1986), Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987), After Dark, My Sweet (1990), and Death Warrant (1990). Dickerson also guest starred on episodes of shows like Three's Company, Charlie's Angels, Little House On The Prairie, L.A. Law, and Sledge Hammer!. Dickerson was a member of SAG, AFTRA, Actors' Equity, the Dramatists' Guild, the Author's Guild, the Academy of American Poets, and AMPAS.
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Jan 10, 2015 · George Dickerson (July 25, 1933 - January 10, 2015) was an American author, poet, and actor who appeared as FBI Agent Chet Blakemore, searching for Orrestes Pedrosa in the episode " Heroes of the Revolution " of the series Miami Vice.
George Dickerson (25 Julie 1933 – 10 Januarie 2015) was 'n Amerikaanse akteur. Hy was bekend vir sy rolle in die rolprente Blue Velvet (1986), After Dark, My Sweet (1990), en Death Warrant (1990), en in die televisiereeks American Playhouse (1981).
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Dickerson was born July 25, 1933, in Topeka, Kansas, to Elizabeth (Naumann) and George Graf Dickerson, a lawyer,parents with whom he did not have a good relationship. He has a brother, 5 years his junior. As a child, he lived in Michigan, the South Side of Chicago, Queens, New York, and Virginia. Since 1965, he has lived in the same apartment in Manhattan, New York City, once rented by critic James Agee(with whom Dickerson claims to have spiritual contact). Dickerson served in the U.S. Army f...
After working a teaching job in Vermont, Dickerson read his poems at venues with Beat 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. B...
Dickerson was married 4 times and has 5 children: 2 daughters by his first wife, a son by his 3rd wife, a daughter by his 4th wife, and a son born out of wedlock with a Finnish journalist; Finnish film director Dome Karukoski. He was also romantically involved with 1960s supermodel Veruschka. Dickerson speoke 5 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 wr...
1. Selected Poems, 1959-1999. New York: Rattapallax Press, 2000. 2. The Cause. Headwaters Press, 2001.
1. The Best American Short Stories of 1966. Houghton Mifflin, 1966. Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy Poets & Writers.
George Dickerson (25. jul 1933 – 10. januar 2015) bio je američki književnik i glumac.
George Dickerson (Topeka, 25 de julho de 1933 — Nova Iorque, 10 de janeiro de 2015) foi um ator, escritor e poeta estadunidense, conhecido por seu trabalho nas revistas Time e The New Yorker, além dos filmes Blue Velvet, Death Wish 4: The Crackdown e Psycho II.
George Dickerson was born on July 25, 1933 in Topeka, Kansas, USA as George Graf Dickerson Jr. He was an actor, known for Blue Velvet (1986), Death Warrant (1990) and After Dark, My Sweet (1990). He was married to Suzanne Hartman and Victoria Chess. He died on January 10, 2015 in Queens, New York City, New York, USA.
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