Irwin, Bill

Irwin, (William) Bill

(1950–  ) comedian; born in Santa Monica, Calif. Patterning himself after silent film greats, he studied acting and clowning. He brought his gravity defying pantomimes to Broadway in 1981, inspiring a new generation of performance and "new vaudeville" artists.
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From Hillyer & Irwin, Bill Reavey and Michael Madgett join Arter & Hadden as partners, Gordon Kaplan joins as of counsel, while James H.
Rounder's creative and marketing functions will continue to be based in Boston and its owners and founders Ken Irwin, Bill Nowlin and Marian Leighton Levy will remain active with the company in a creative and advisory capacity.