Warren Beatty at the 1990 Academy Awards; photo by Alan Light
|Born||Henry Warren Beaty|
March 30, 1937
Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
|Occupation||Film actor, director|
|Years active||1957-1981, 1987-2001|
|Spouse(s)||Annette Bening (1992-present)|
Warren Beatty (born Henry Warren Beaty; March 30, 1937) is an American Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning actor, producer, screenwriter and director. Events 240 BC - 1st recorded Perihelion passage of Halley's Comet. Year 1937 ( MCMXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. This article is about the city of Richmond the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works Annette Francine Bening (born May 29, 1958) is an Academy Award -nominated and Golden Globe - BAFTA - and Screen Actors Guild Events 240 BC - 1st recorded Perihelion passage of Halley's Comet. Year 1937 ( MCMXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and Television programs given out each year during a formal dinner An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works A film producer is a person who creates the conditions for making movies. Screenwriters or scenarists are Scriptwriters who write the Screenplays from which Films and Television programs are made A film director, or filmmaker, is a person who directs the making of a Film.
Beatty was born in Richmond, Virginia's Bellevue neighborhood. This article is about the city of Richmond the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia. His mother, Kathlyn Corinne (née MacLean), was a Nova Scotia-born drama teacher, and his father, Ira Owens Beaty, was a professor of psychology, as well as public school administrator and real estate agent. Nova Scotia (ˌnəʊvəˈskəʊʃə ( Latin for New Scotland; Alba Nuadh Nouvelle-Écosse is a Canadian province located on Canada 's Real estate is a legal term (in some jurisdictions notably in the USA, United Kingdom  Beatty's grandparents were also teachers. The family was Baptist. Baptist is a term describing individuals belonging to a Baptist church or a Baptist denomination.  His father moved the family from Richmond to Norfolk, Virginia and then to Arlington, Virginia where he became a middle school principal. Norfolk is an Independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States The family also lived in Waverly, Virginia in the 1930s. Waverly is an Incorporated town in Sussex County, Virginia, United States. Beatty's sister, three years his senior, is the multi-award winning actress and writer Shirley MacLaine. Shirley MacLaine (born April 24, 1934) is an American Academy Award -winning Film and Theater Actress, well-known
Beatty was a star football player at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, Virginia. This article is about the high school in Arlington Virginia For the high school in Montross Virginia, see Washington and Lee High School. Encouraged to act by the success of his sister, who had recently established herself as a Hollywood star, he decided to work as a stagehand at the National Theater in Washington, D. C. , during the summer prior to his senior year. This enabled him to establish contact with a few famous actors. Upon graduation from high school, he turned down 10 football scholarships to enroll in drama school.
He studied acting and directing at the Northwestern University school of drama. While at Northwestern, he appeared in the annual Dolphin show. The Dolphin Show is America's largest student-produced musical occurring annually in Cahn Auditorium on the Northwestern University Campus He is a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. Sigma Chi ( ΣΧ) is one of the largest and oldest all-male college Greek-letter social fraternities and a Secret society. Fraternities and sororities (from the Latin words la frater and la soror, meaning "brother" and "sister" respectively are fraternal He dropped out after his freshman year to enroll in Stella Adler's Conservatory of Acting in New York City. Stella Adler ( February 10, 1901 * – December 21, 1992) was an American actress. The City of New York By the age of twenty-two, Beatty had appeared in about forty Off Broadway productions. Off-Broadway plays or musicals are performed in New York City. He garnered a best actor Tony Award nomination in 1960 for his performance in William Inge's drama A Loss of Roses. The Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre, more commonly known as the Tony Awards, recognize achievement in live American Theatre and are presented William Motter Inge (ˈɪndʒ "inj" –) was an American playwright and novelist whose works typically feature solitary protagonists encumbered with It was to be his only appearance on the Broadway stage.
Beatty started his career making appearances in television series such as Studio One (1957), Playhouse 90 (1959), and The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959). Studio One is a long-running American dramatic radio - television Anthology series, created in 1947 by the 26-year-old Canadian Playhouse 90, a 90-minute dramatic television anthology series was telecast on CBS from 1956 to 1961 for a total of 133 episodes The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis is a Situation comedy that ran on CBS in the USA from 1959–1963 He made his film debut under Elia Kazan's direction and opposite Natalie Wood in Splendor in the Grass (1961). Elia Mother, ( Greek: Ηλίας Καζάν September 7 1909 &ndash September 28 2003) was a Greek - American Natalie Wood, born Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko, also billed as Natasha Gurdin ( July 20, 1938, San Francisco, California Splendor in the Grass, an American movie from 1961, tells a story of Sexual repression, love and heartbreak The film was a box office success and Beatty was nominated for a Golden Globe Award in the category Best Motion Picture Actor - Drama. The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and Television programs given out each year during a formal dinner Subsequently he appeared in several films which went relatively unnoticed. Then, at age 30, he achieved critical acclaim and power as a producer and star of Bonnie and Clyde (1967) which was nominated for 10 Academy Awards. Bonnie and Clyde is a American Crime film about Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, the bank robbers who operated in the Central United States
Because of his work on Bonnie and Clyde (1967), Beatty is generally regarded as the precursor of the New Hollywood generation, which included such filmmakers as Francis Ford Coppola, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Martin Scorsese. Bonnie and Clyde is a American Crime film about Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, the bank robbers who operated in the Central United States New Hollywood or post- classical Hollywood, sometimes referred to as the "American New Wave" refers to the brief time between roughly the mid- 1960s ( Francis Ford "Frank" Coppola (born April 7, 1939) is a five-time Academy Award -winning American Film director, Steven Allan Spielberg, KBE (Hon (born December 18 1946 is an American Film director, Screenwriter and producer. George Walton Lucas Jr (born May 14, 1944) is an Academy Award -winning American Film director, producer, Screenwriter
Afraid of being typecast as a milquetoast leading man, and still smarting over the What's New, Pussycat? debacle, where he was outmaneuvered by Woody Allen and eventually forced to leave the production, Beatty produced Bonnie and Clyde as a means of controlling the projects he was involved with. What's New Pussycat? is a Comedy film directed by Clive Donner and starring Peter Sellers, Peter O'Toole, Romy Schneider Woody Allen (born Allan Stewart Konigsberg; December 1 1935 is an American Film director, Writer, Actor, Comedian, and He hired the untested writers Robert Benton and David Newman, as well as director Arthur Penn, and controlled every facet of production, including cast, script and final cut of the film, as he would throughout the rest of his career, be it as producer/director or only as producer. Robert Benton (born September 29, 1932 in Waxahachie Texas) is an American, Academy Award winning Screenwriter and David Newman may refer to David Newman (jazz musician, American jazz saxophonist David Newman (composer, American composer Arthur Hiller Penn (born September 27, 1922, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a Film director and producer. (It should be noted that, in Bugsy, it was Beatty, the producer, who had final cut on the film, not Barry Levinson, the director. Bugsy is a 1991 film which tells the story of mobster Bugsy Siegel. Barry Levinson (born April 6, 1942) is an Academy Award -winning American Screenwriter, Film director, Actor )
Bonnie and Clyde became a blockbuster and cultural touchstone for the youth culture of the era. The film, along with Easy Rider, marked the beginning of the so-called New Hollywood era, where studios gave unprecedented freedom to filmmakers to pursue their own idiosyncratic vision. Easy Rider, a 1969 American Road movie written by Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Terry Southern. New Hollywood or post- classical Hollywood, sometimes referred to as the "American New Wave" refers to the brief time between roughly the mid- 1960s (
Subsequent Beatty films include McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971), The Parallax View (1974), Shampoo (1975), and Heaven Can Wait (1978). McCabe & Mrs Miller is a 1971 Western Motion picture by director Robert Altman. This article is about the film not the book by Slavoj Žižek. Shampoo is a 1975 motion picture directed by Hal Ashby, and starring Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Goldie Hawn Heaven Can Wait is a 1978 Comedy film directed by Warren Beatty and Buck Henry. The last film gave him box-office power he hadn't had since Bonnie and Clyde. He used this to make Reds (1981), an historical epic about famed Communist journalist John Reed in the Russian October Revolution. Reds is a 1981 film starring Warren Beatty and Diane Keaton. It centers on the life of John Reed, the Communist, journalist John "Jack" Silas Reed ( October 22, 1887 &ndash October 19, 1920) was an American Journalist, Poet The October Revolution (Октябрьская революция Oktyabrskaya revolyutsiya) also known as the Soviet Revolution Beatty is one of the few people ever to receive Oscar nominations in the Best Picture, Actor, Directing and Writing categories from a single film. This feat is all the more impressive since Beatty achieved it twice. He was nominated for all four awards for his film Heaven Can Wait (1978) but won none of them; he was nominated a second time for all four awards for his film Reds (1981), winning the Directing Award. Heaven Can Wait is a 1978 Comedy film directed by Warren Beatty and Buck Henry. Reds is a 1981 film starring Warren Beatty and Diane Keaton. It centers on the life of John Reed, the Communist, journalist Beatty received additional nominations for Best Picture and Best Actor in both Bonnie and Clyde (1967) and Bugsy (1991). Bonnie and Clyde is a American Crime film about Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, the bank robbers who operated in the Central United States Bugsy is a 1991 film which tells the story of mobster Bugsy Siegel. He was also nominated two other times for Best Original Screenplay: in 1975 for Shampoo and in 1998 for Bulworth. The Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay is the Academy Award for the best script not based upon previously published material Shampoo is a 1975 motion picture directed by Hal Ashby, and starring Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Goldie Hawn Bullworth redirects here For the fictional town and school see Bully (game Bulworth is a 1998 Academy Award -nominated American
After a six year hiatus, he returned in 1987 starring alongside Dustin Hoffman in the big-budget Ishtar, which was critically panned and is regarded as one of the biggest box office bombs in film history. Dustin Lee Hoffman (born August 8 1937 His brother Ronald is a lawyer and economist Ishtar is a 1987 Comedy film, directed by Elaine May and starring Warren Beatty and Dustin Hoffman as "Rogers The phrase box office bomb refers to a Film for which the production and Marketing costs greatly exceeded the Revenue retained by the movie In 1990, he bounced back when he produced, directed and starred in the title role as the comic strip character Dick Tracy in the film of the same name. A comic strip is a sequence of drawings that tells a story Currently in the Western world, most comic strips are written and drawn by a Comics artist Dick Tracy is a long-running Comic strip featuring a popular and familiar character in American Pop culture. Dick Tracy is a 1990 action - Adventure film based upon the Dick Tracy Comic strip created by Chester The film was one of the highest grossers of the year and was also the highest-grossing film in Beatty's career to that point. He failed to repeat the box-office success of Dick Tracy in subsequent films.
In 1991 he starred as the real-life gangster Bugsy Siegel in the biopic Bugsy which was critically acclaimed but was a box office failure. Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel A biographical motion picture &mdash often shortened to biopic &mdash is a film that dramatizes the life of an actual person or people Bugsy is a 1991 film which tells the story of mobster Bugsy Siegel. His following film Love Affair (1994) also failed to do well. In 1998 he wrote, produced, directed and starred in the political satire Bullworth which was critically appreciated gaining him another nomination for Best Original Screenplay. Political satire is a significant part of Satire that specializes in gaining entertainment from politicsusing political cartoons politicians and public affairs Bullworth redirects here For the fictional town and school see Bully (game Bulworth is a 1998 Academy Award -nominated American In 2001, he appeared in his last film to date, Town and Country, which became the second-largest money loser of any movie ever made (after The Adventures of Pluto Nash) based on contemporary dollars lost: it was made on a budget of approximately USD$90 million, but earned only $6. Town & Country is a 2001 film starring Warren Beatty and Diane Keaton and directed by Peter Chelsom. The Adventures of Pluto Nash is a 2002 Comedy film directed by Ron Underwood and starring Eddie Murphy as the owner of a lunar nightclub The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been 7 million domestically. Since then, Beatty has not acted in any films but has expressed interest in returning to cinema.
Beatty was a good friend and neighbor of Marlon Brando and remains a good friend and neighbor of Jack Nicholson. Marlon Brando Jr (April 3 1924 – July 1 2004 was an Academy Award -winning American Actor, whose body of work spanned over half a century John Joseph "Jack" Nicholson (born April 22 1937) is an American Actor, internationally renowned for his often dark-themed portrayals Dustin Hoffman and Garry Shandling are also Beatty's good friends. Garry Shandling (born November 29, 1949) is an American Comedian.
In his earlier years, Beatty was an unapologetic womanizer whose list of famous lovers included Joan Collins, Leslie Caron, Madonna, Julie Christie, Liv Ullmann, Brigitte Bardot, Carly Simon (who is rumored to have written "You're so Vain" about him), Elle Macpherson, Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn, Candice Bergen, Cher, and Britt Ekland. Promiscuity refers to sexual behavior of a man or woman who casually has sex with many partners Joan Henrietta Collins, OBE (born 23 May 1933) is a Golden Globe Award -winning English actress and bestselling Leslie Claire Margaret Caron (lɛsli kaʁɔ̃ (born 1 July 1931 is a two-time Academy Award-nominated French Film actress and Dancer. Julie Frances Christie (born April 14, 1941) is a British actress. Liv Johanne Ullmann (born December 16 1938 in Tokyo Japan is a Norwegian actress and was the beloved muse of Swedish Academy Award winning director Ingmar Brigitte Bardot ( (born 28 September 1934 is a French actress, former fashion model, Singer and animal welfare/rights activist Carly Elisabeth Simon (born June 25 1945 is an Oscar, Golden Globe and two time Grammy Award -winning American Singer-songwriter, Elle Macpherson ( born 29 March 1964 is an Australian model, actress, and businesswoman Diane Keaton (born Diane Hall on January 5 1946 is an Oscar -winning American film Actress, director and producer Goldie Jean Hawn (born November 21 1945 is an American Academy Award -winning Actress, director and producer. Candice Patricia Bergen (born May 9, 1946) is an Academy Award -nominated and Golden Globe - and Emmy Award -winning American Cher ( IPA: /ʃɛr/ born Cherilyn Sarkisian, May 20 1946 Britt Ekland (born 6 October 1942 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a Swedish Actress, long resident in the United Kingdom Notorious for his alleged "love 'em and leave 'em" treatment of many of these women, and quoted on separate occasions as saying "Just because you need a quart of milk doesn't mean you have to go out and buy a whole cow. " (in answer to why he didn't marry any of his famous girlfriends) and "My notion of a wife at forty is that a man should be able to change her, like a bank note, for two twenties. " an aging Warren had the tables turned on him by the sultry diva, supermodel Stephanie Seymour, who unceremoniously dropped Warren to pursue W. Axl Rose of rock band Guns N' Roses. Stephanie M Seymour (born July 23, 1968) is an American Supermodel who has done modeling work for many well-known Fashion magazines W Axl Rose (born William Bruce Rose Jr; February 6 1962 frequently called Axl Rose, is an American Musician, best known as the Frontman Guns N' Roses is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1985
On March 12, 1992 he married Annette Bening, his co-star in the gangster film Bugsy. Events 538 - Witiges, king of the Ostrogoths ends his siege of Rome and retreats to Ravenna, leaving Year 1992 ( MCMXCII) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar) Annette Francine Bening (born May 29, 1958) is an Academy Award -nominated and Golden Globe - BAFTA - and Screen Actors Guild They have four children: Kathlyn Elizabeth Beatty (born January 8, 1992 in Los Angeles County, California), Benjamin Maclean Beatty (born August 23, 1994 in Los Angeles County, California), Isabel Ira Ashley Beatty (born 1996) and Ella Corinne Beatty (born 2000). Events 871 - Battle of Ashdown - Ethelred of Wessex defeats a Danish invasion army Year 1992 ( MCMXCII) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar) Los Angeles County is a county in California and is by far the most populous county in the United States. Events 79 - Mount Vesuvius begins stirring on the feast day of Vulcan the Roman god of fire Year 1994 ( MCMXCIV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar) Los Angeles County is a county in California and is by far the most populous county in the United States. Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar)
In May 2005, Beatty sued Tribune Co. for $30 million in damages, claiming he still maintains the rights to Dick Tracy (1990). The Tribune Company is a large American Multimedia Corporation based in Chicago Illinois. Beatty received the rights in 1985 and is now claiming that 17 years later Tribune moved to reclaim them in violation of various notification procedures. Dick Tracy grossed over $100 million upon its release in 1990, making it the highest grossing film of Beatty's career. There are also rumors that he plans to make a sequel.
In 2006, Beatty was named Honorary Chairman of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, succeeding Marlon Brando. Stella Adler ( February 10, 1901 * – December 21, 1992) was an American actress. In 2007, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association awarded Beatty the Cecil B. DeMille award, presented at the Golden Globe ceremony by Tom Hanks. Hollywood Foreign Press Association ( HFPA) is an Organization comprised of Journalists who cover the United States Film industry The Cecil B DeMille Award for lifetime achievement in Motion pictures has been given annually since 1952 by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association at the Golden Thomas Jeffrey "Tom" Hanks (born July 9 1956 is an two-time Academy award and Emmy winning American Film actor, director
A longtime activist in various liberal political causes, Beatty has, at various times, been extremely active in the presidential politics of the Democratic Party. Modern liberalism in the United States, also referred to as American liberalism, is a political ideology that seeks to use the power of the state to effect change upon society The Democratic Party is one of two major Political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. In 1968, he hit the campaign trail for the first time, supporting Senator Robert F. Kennedy's bid for his party's presidential nomination. Robert Francis "Bobby" Kennedy (November 20 1925 – June 6 1968 also called RFK, was the United States Attorney General from 1961 to 1964 and a His involvement in the senator's campaign, which included stump speaking and fundraising, was cut short when Kennedy was shot and killed by Sirhan Sirhan on the same night that he won a crucial primary in California. Sirhan Bishara Sirhan (born March 19, 1944) is the convicted Assassin of United States Senator Robert F California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean.
Four years later, Beatty joined the campaign of Senator George McGovern as an advisor. George Stanley McGovern As part of the so-called "Malibu Mafia," a group of Hollywood celebrities who were part of the candidate's "inner circle," Beatty gave McGovern's campaign manager Gary Hart advice about the handling of public relations and was instrumental in organizing a series of rock concerts which raised over $1 million for the senator's campaign. For the football player see Gary Hart (footballer. Gary Hart (born Gary Warren Hartpence, November 28, 1936
In 1984, and again in 1988, Beatty was to play a similar role in Hart's own presidential campaigns. Year 1984 ( MCMLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar) Year 1988 ( MCMLXXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar) Hart, who had, by that time, become a senator himself, had become friends with Beatty during the 1972 campaign and the relationship had grown closer during the intervening decade. After Hart's second campaign imploded over allegations that he had committed adultery with a former beauty queen named Donna Rice, a mutual friend of the two explained why they were so close: "Gary always wanted to have Warren's life and Warren always wanted to have Gary's. Donna Rice Hughes (born January 7, 1958) was a figure in the 1987 Sex scandal that ended the second presidential campaign It was a match made in heaven. "
Beatty himself was to become presidential timber during the summer of 1999 . After it became clear that the only two contenders for the Democratic Party's nomination were to be Vice President Al Gore and former Senator Bill Bradley of New Jersey, Beatty made it generally known that he was dissatisfied with the two choices and began to drop hints that he might be willing to seek the nomination himself. Albert Arnold Gore Jr (born March 31 1948 is an American environmental Activist, author Businessperson, former Politician, and former William Warren "Bill" Bradley (born July 28 1943 is an American hall of fame Basketball player Rhodes scholar, and former New Jersey ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States. After meeting with several powerful liberal activists and influential Democratic operatives, including pollster Pat Caddell, who had worked previously for Hart, McGovern, California governor Jerry Brown and President Jimmy Carter, and adman Bill Hillsman, who had worked on the campaigns of Senator Paul Wellstone and Governor Jesse Ventura, Beatty announced in September of 1999 that he would not seek the nomination. Patrick Hayward Caddell (also Pat or Patrick H) (born May 19, 1950, in Rock Hill, South Carolina) is an American public James Earl "Jimmy" Carter Jr (born October 1 1924 was the thirty-ninth President of the United States, serving from 1977 to 1981 and the recipient of the 2002 William Gerard Hillsman Jr (born August 14, 1953 in Chicago Illinois) is an American political consultant and Advertising executive Paul David Wellstone ( July 21, 1944 – October 25, 2002) was a two-term U Jesse Ventura (born July 15, 1951 as James George Janos) also known as "The Body", "The Star", and "The However, he continued to be courted by members of a different political party, the Reform Party, who were looking for an alternative to Pat Buchanan, a conservative who had switched parties after losing the Republican Party's presidential nomination for the third time in a row. The Reform Party of the United States of America (abbreviated Reform Party USA or RPUSA, generally known simply as the Reform Party) is a Political Patrick Joseph "Pat" Buchanan (born November 2 1938 is an American Political commentator, Author, syndicated Columnist Conservatism is a term used to describe political philosophies that favour Tradition, where tradition refers to various religious cultural or nationally defined Despite frequent entreaties by Governor Ventura, real-estate magnate Donald Trump, and syndicated columnist Arianna Huffington, Beatty refused to enter the race and Buchanan eventually won the Reform Party's nomination. Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is an American Business magnate, Socialite, Television personality, and Arianna Huffington (born Arianna Stassinopoulos, on July 15, 1950) is an Author, media gadfly, and nationally syndicated
Despite his decision not to seek the presidency in 2000, Beatty intimated that he might still run at a later time, telling reporters that he would do so if he thought he "could make an impact on the debate". As California governor Gray Davis' popularity with California voters dropped, Beatty campaigned against the 2003 special election. California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. Joseph Graham Davis Jr (born December 26 1942 better known as Gray Davis, is an American politician who served as California 's 37th Governor The 2003 California recall election was a special Election permitted under California law He was the keynote speaker at the California Nurses Association's 2005 convention, and recorded radio ads urging voters to reject Governor Schwarzenegger's ballot proposals. The California Nurses Association (CNA is a labor union and professional association of Registered Nurses in the United States Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger ( German ˌaɐnɔlt aloʏs ˈʃvaɐtsənɛɡɐ born July 30 1947 is an Austrian American Bodybuilder, Actor The propositions were defeated at the ballot box, increasing speculation that Beatty may run against Schwarzenegger in the 2006 election. But, in early 2006, Beatty announced he would not seek the democratic gubernatorial nomination.
Beatty's anticipated run for president in 2000 was lampooned by Gary Trudeau in his strip Doonesbury. Garretson Beekman Trudeau (born July 21, 1948) is an American Cartoonist, best known for the Doonesbury comic strip Doonesbury is a Comic strip by G B Trudeau that chronicles the adventures and lives of a vast array of different characters of different ages professions In it, the character B. D. is shocked when his wife Boopsie gets a campaign contribution envelope - the joke being that Beatty could generate millions of dollars by having each of his former conquests send in a dollar to his campaign fund. BD is a character from Garry Trudeau 's popular comic strip Doonesbury. Boopsie (aka Barbara Ann Boopstein) is a character in the Comic strip Doonesbury. When the crestfallen B. D. asks her why she dated him, she answered, "Well, it was the '70s. It was kind of like cocaine. . . you'd meet a girl in the bathroom who'd say, 'So, have you tried Warren Beatty?'
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