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Herbert John Streicher (August 27, 1947 – March 19, 2013), better known by his professional pseudonym Harry Reems, was an American pornographic actor and later a successful real estate owner. His most famous roles were as Doctor Young in the 1972 pornographic cult classic Deep Throat and The Teacher in the 1973 classic The Devil in Miss Jones. Throughout the 1970s and into the mid-1980s he was one of the most prolific performers in the adult film industry. He became the first American actor to be prosecuted solely for appearing in a film. He retired from the industry in 1985.
Reems was born Herbert John Streicher in August 27, 1947 into a Jewish family. He was the youngest of three children. His father Don Streicher worked as a salesman before becoming a bookmaker. His mother, Rose, was a model. Harry’s father later entered the printing industry and was wealthy enough to move the family to Westchester, New York. In 1965, at age 18, he went the University of Pittsburgh to become a dentist. However he later enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, from which he received an honorable discharge following hardship leave. In 1967, he moved to East Village in Manhattan where his brother and roommate where gaining experience as actors. His early (non-porn) acting career were principally in off-Broadway theater for La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, New York Theater Ensemble and National Shakespeare Company.
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