Del Close

Del Close (March 9, 1934 – March 4, 1999) was an American actor, writer, and teacher who coached many of the best-known comedians and comic actors of the late twentieth century.[1] In addition to an acting career in television and film, he was one of the influences on modern improvisational theater. Close is co-founder of the iO, or iO Chicago, (formerly known as "ImprovOlympic").

Del Close
Born(1934-03-09)March 9, 1934
DiedMarch 4, 1999(1999-03-04) (aged 64)
Resting placeGoodman Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
OccupationActor, writer, teacher
Years active1960–1999
Notable workThe Delmonic Interviews
iO
The Del Close Theater
Truth in Comedy: The Manual of Improvisation

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