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Woody Allen

Woody Allen (born Allen Stewart Konigsberg; December 1, 1935) is an American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, jazz musician, author, and playwright. Allen’s distinctive films, which run the gamut from dramas to screwball sex comedies, have made him a notable American director. He is also distinguished by his rapid rate of production and his very large body of work. Allen writes and directs his movies and has also acted in the majority of them. For inspiration, Allen draws heavily on literature, sexuality, philosophy, psychology, Jewish identity, and the history of cinema, among a wealth of other fields of interest. Allen developed a passion for music early on and is a celebrated jazz clarinetist. What began as a teenage avocation has led to regular public performances at various small venues in his hometown of Manhattan, with occasional appearances at various jazz festivals. Allen joined the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the New Orleans Funeral Ragtime Orchestra in performances that provided the film score for his 1973 comedy Sleeper, and performed in a rare European tour in 1996, which became the subject of the documentary Wild Man Blues. Allen was born and raised in New York City, the son of Nettie (née Cherrie; November 8, 1906 – January 27, 2002), a bookkeeper at her family's delicatessen, and Martin Konigsberg (December 25, 1900 – January 13, 2001), a jewelry engraver and waiter.His family was Jewish and his grandparents were immigrants who spoke Yiddish and German;both of his parents were born and raised on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

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Dylan Farrow -- Woody's Covering His Ass ... He Molested me

Dylan Farrow
Woody's Covering His Ass He Molested Me

Dylan Farrow has fired back at Woody Allen, scoffing at his treatise of innocence and insisting he sexually violated her when she was a kid.Dylan is clearly incredulous over Allen's claim the… READ MORE >

Woody Allen -- Finally Responds ... I Did NOT Abuse Dylan, Experts Think Mia Farrow Coached Her to Lie

Woody Allen
I Did NOT Abuse Dylan Experts Think Mia Coached Her to Lie

Woody Allen finally fired off a response to his daughter Dylan's molestation accusation -- vehemently denying it, and laying out expert testimony to back his claim that Mia… READ MORE >

- 69 days ago
Dylan Farrow -- No Worries After Making Sexual Molestation Claims Against Woody Allen

Dylan Farrow
No Worries After Making Molestation Claims

The woman who claims Woody Allen molested her when she was 7 years old surfaced Thursday in Florida.Dylan Farrow -- Allen's adopted daughter -- was photographed as she left a Starbucks. … READ MORE >

- 70 days ago
Woody Allen Talked About Sex with 12-Year-Olds ... 38 Years Ago

Woody Allen
Talked About Sex with 12-Year-Olds ... 38 Years Ago

There was smoke nearly 40 years ago -- Woody Allen didn't explicitly say he was a pedophile ...but he sure came close ... openly describing a hypothetical orgy involving him and fifteen… READ MORE >

- 72 days ago
Mia Farrow -- Woody Molested Dylan ... And He Knows It [VIDEO]

Mia Farrow
Woody Molested Dylan And He Knows It [VIDEO]

Woody Allen and his lawyer may be painting Mia Farrow out to be a spiteful bitch for alleging Woody molested her daughter ... but Mia is on tape explaining how Dylan freely opened up about the… READ MORE >

- 73 days ago
Woody Allen's Lawyer -- Mia Farrow's Just a Bitter Bitch

Woody Allen
Lawyer Says Mia's Just A Bitter Bitch

Mia Farrow is a bitter woman living in the past, brainwashing her children, and propagating outrageous lies just to hurt her wildly successful and acclaimed ex ... so claims Woody Allen's… READ MORE >

- 73 days ago
Woody Allen -- My Daughter's a Liar ... I Didn't Molest Her

Woody Allen
My Daughter's a Liar I Didn't Molest her

Woody Allen is about to come out swinging against his adopted daughter, who accused him of molesting her when she was a little girl.Woody's rep just said Woody is about to explain why Dylan Farrow… READ MORE >

- 75 days ago
Woody Allen Gets Phone-y When Asked About Molestation Claim

Woody Allen
Gets Phone-y When Asked About Molestation Claim

Woody Allen fumbled with his phone on his way out of a Knicks game Saturday night ... pretending a photog was not asking him about his adopted daughter's claims he molested her when she was a… READ MORE >

- 75 days ago
Woody Allen's Daughter -- 'He Sexually Assaulted Me' ... Hollywood Should Stop Praising Him

Woody Allen's Daughter
'He Sexually Assaulted Me' Hollywood Should Stop Praising Him!

Woody Allen's daughter claims the director sexually assaulted her as a child ... on multiple occasions  ... and says Hollywood should be ASHAMED of itself for praising him at the Academy… READ MORE >

- 76 days ago
Woody Allen's Son -- Diane Keaton Forgot to Say ... My Dad's a Child Molestor

Woody Allen's Son
Diane Forgot to Say My Dad's a Child Molestor

9:45 AM PT -- Mia Farrow -- who was silent last night about the Woody tribute -- just posted this message, "A woman has publicly detailed Woody Allen's molestation of her at age 7. GoldenGlobe… READ MORE >

- 95 days ago

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