- Name: Del Close
- Born: 03/09/1934
- Died: 03/04/1999 (64 years old)
- Occupation: Actor, writer, teacher
Del P. 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. In addition to an acting career in television and film, he was a premier influence on modern improvisational theater. Close co-authored the book Truth in Comedy, which outlines techniques now common in longform improvisation and describes the overall structure of “Harold”, which remains a common frame for longer improvisational scenes.
Birth Place: Manhattan, Kansas, U.S.
Death Place: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Del Close quotes :
The world is a slightly better place for having improvisation in it than it was before. There's something about it that says something positive about the human spirit, that a bunch of people can get together and by following a few simple traffic rules can create art and can entertain an audience and can thrill and exalt each other.Del Close