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Woody Allen was born Allan Stewart Konigsberg (December 1, 1935) in The Bronx and is a director, screenwriter, comedian, actor, playwright, author, and musician. He began working in the mid-1950s, writing comedy and jokes for Ed Sullivan, Sid Caesar, and Jack Paar and went on to write, act in, and direct such movies as "Annie Hall," "Manhattan," "Hannah and Her Sisters," and "Crimes and Misdemeanors." He is not as well known for his musical work playing the clarinet, though he is frequently featured prominently in his own movie soundtracks.



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