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Byrne Piven[1]

Male 1929 - 2002


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  • Name  Byrne Piven 
    Born  24 Sep 1929  Scranton, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Name  Bernard 
    _UID  8BB7B19F06154CF3B7B17DDA613939C03EFC 
    Died  18 Feb 2002  Evanston, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried  Memorial Park Cemetery and Crematorium, Skokie, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I3108  My Family Tree | Dorman Family Branch (10195, 4), Descendents of Ze'ev Wolf Kitzes (I8926, I18, I1390), Rabbi Samuel Kitzes Descendants (I322)
    Last Modified  7 Nov 2016 

    Father  Samuel Piven,   b. 15 Sep 1895, Volhyna, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1964, Scranton, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Katie Balaban,   b. 17 Feb 1898, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  1920  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F3802  Family Information

    Family  Joyce Hiller Goldstein 
    Children 
    >1. Shira Piven
     2. Jeremy Samuel Piven
    Last Modified  23 Feb 2009 
    Family ID  F3980  Family Information

  • Notes 
    • Miami Herald, The (FL) - February 23, 2002
      Deceased Name: DIRECTOR, ACTING TEACHER BYRNE PIVEN , FATHER OF JEREMY
      Byrne Piven , an actor, director and teacher who influenced generations of performers, including his son, TV and movie actor Jeremy Piven , has died. He was 72.
      Piven died of lung cancer in St. Francis Hospital of Evanston.
      During its 30 years, the Piven Theatre Workshop in Evanston, a Chicago suburb, has shaped the work of stage and film actors including John, Joan and Ann Cusack; Lili Taylor; Aidan Quinn; and the Pivens' two children, Shira and Jeremy.
      Jeremy Piven appeared in the TV series Ellen and later starred in another ABC series, Cupid. His father guest-starred on one episode of Cupid in 1998, playing a psychiatrist.
      The younger Piven also has appeared in a number of films, including Grosse Pointe Blank, Just Write and Black Hawk Down.
      Byrne Piven 's widow, Joyce Piven , said her husband had been playing in King Lear at their theater in Evanston last summer in a production directed by their daughter. He was diagnosed with lung cancer in November, she said.
      Born in Scranton, Pa., Piven first went to work as an actor in New York, but moved to Chicago in 1954.
      He and his wife married that year. They left Chicago the following year to work and study in New York, then returned to Chicago in 1967 and appeared in the short-lived Second City Repertory company. The couple later set up their acting workshop in Evanston.
      ''I came to Chicago to escape the show-biz scene in New York and to become a real legitimate actor,'' Piven once said.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1283] 1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2002;).

    2. [S251] IMDB.