The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, March 8, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 8, 2012.
By United Press International

Spalding Gray found dead in NY river

NEW YORK, March 8 (UPI) -- Missing writer and actor Spalding Gray has been found dead in New York's East River, the City Medical Examiner's office said Monday.

Wife of missing actor-writer still hopeful

NEW YORK, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- A week after she reported his disappearance from Long Island, New York, Kathie Russo remains hopeful her celebrated husband Spalding Gray is still alive.

Actor Spalding Gray spotted on ferry

NEW YORK, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A credible witness said he saw Spalding Gray on the Staten Island Ferry Saturday night near the time the actor reportedly disappeared from his home.

Suicide feared in Gray disappearance

NEW YORK, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Relatives of missing actor/author Spalding Gray said in New York Thursday they were "bracing for the worst," CNN reported.

Actor/writer Spalding Gray missing

NEW YORK, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Actor/writer Spalding Gray, who suffers from severe depression, has been reported missing since late Saturday from his New York home.

Spalding Grey returns for benefit

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Spalding Gray, a master of the monologue, is returning to the stage after a major bout with depression.

Spalding Rockwell Gray (June 5, 1941 – ca. January 10, 2004) was an American actor, playwright, screenwriter, performance artist, and monologist. He was primarily known for his "trenchant, personal narratives delivered on sparse, unadorned sets with a dry, WASP, quiet mania.":316 Gray achieved notoriety for writing and acting in the play Swimming to Cambodia, adapted into a film in 1987.

He began his career in regional theatre, moved to New York in 1967 and three years later joined Richard Schechner's experimental troupe, the Performance Group. He co-founded the Wooster Group ensemble in 1975. He died in New York City of an apparent suicide.

Spalding Rockwell Gray was born in Providence, Rhode Island to Rockwell Gray, Sr. who was a factory worker, and Margaret Elizabeth "Lizzie" Horton, who was a homemaker. He also had two younger brothers named Rockwell Gray, Jr. and Channing Michael Gray. He was raised in the Christian Scientist faith and grew up in Barrington, Rhode Island, and spent summers at his grandmother's house in Newport.

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