Playwrights in History (Part 3)

Literature: Author - Dramatist - Essayist - Journalist - Jurist - Newspaper - Novelist - Poetess - Poetry - Radio - Scholar - Writer

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Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 373

  • 1905-05-17 John Patrick, American screenwriter and playwright (Pulitzer Prize 1954), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1905-06-20 Lillian Hellman, American playwright (d. 1984)
  • 1905-11-26 George Emlyn Williams, Wales, actor/playwright (David Copperfield)
  • 1906-01-12 Daniil Kharms, Russian playwright (d. 1942)

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1906-04-13 Samuel Beckett, Irish novelist and playwright (Waiting for Godot, Nobel 1969), born in Foxrock, Ireland (d. 1989)

Playwright, novelist, and poet Samuel Beckett
Playwright, novelist, and poet
Samuel Beckett
  • 1906-10-22 Sidney Kingsley, US playwright (One in White, Darkness at Noon)
  • 1907-02-25 Mary Coyle Chase, playwright (Harvey-Pulitzer Prize)
  • 1907-06-20 Lillian Hellman, playwright (Toys in the Attic, Little Foxes)
  • 1907-12-18 Christopher Fry, Bristol England, playwright (Ring Around the Moon)
  • 1908-03-05 Irving Fiske, American writer, playwright, (d. 1990)
  • 1908-08-23 Arthur Adamov, Kislovodsk Russia, playwright (Paolo Paoli)
  • 1908-08-31 William Saroyan, US, novelist/playwright (Time of Your Life)
  • 1908-10-14 Ruth Hale, American playwright and actress (d. 2003)
  • 1909-03-02 Jan Fabricius, Dutch playwright
  • 1909-03-22 Jack Popplewell, composer/playwright
  • 1909-05-04 Jeroom Verten [Jozef F Vermetten], Flemish playwright
  • 1909-11-17 Gerald Savory, actor playwright/TV producer (Heart of the Matter)
  • 1909-11-26 Eugene Ionesco, playwright
  • 1910-01-02 Ulrich Becher, German writer and playwright, born in Berlin (d. 1990)
  • 1910-01-20 Abram Hill, director/playwright/founder (American Negro Theater)
  • 1910-02-04 Uys Krige, South African playwright/novelist (Orphan of the Desert)
  • 1910-06-12 Bill Naughton, English playwright (d. 1992)
  • 1911-03-05 Joseph Tomelty, actor/playwright (Bedevilled, Moby Dick, Melba)

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1911-03-26 Tennessee Williams, American playwright (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), born in Columbus, Mississippi (d. 1983)

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Playwright
Tennessee Williams
  • 1911-06-10 Terence Rattigan, playwright (Winslow Boy, Browning Version)
  • 1911-07-02 Diego Fabbri, Italian, playwright/leader (Vatican movie bureau)
  • 1912-05-30 Joseph Stein, dramatist/playwright (Fiddler on the Roof)
  • 1912-06-03 William Douglas-Home, playwright (Now .. Barabbas)
  • 1912-08-13 Max Croiset, playwright/director/actor (Dog of Flanders, Little Ark)
  • 1912-11-24 Garson Kanin, playwright/producer (Double Life), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1913-05-03 William M Inge, US playwright (Picnic-Pulitzer 1953)
  • 1913-07-30 Karl Guttmann, Austrian/Neth playwright/director (Albee/Pinter)
  • 1914-04-04 Marguerite Duras, France, novelist/playwright (Sea Wall)
  • 1914-05-04 Emmanuel Robles, Algerian-Fren journalist/playwright (Lesson Hauteurs)

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1915-10-17 Arthur Miller, American playwright (Death of a Salesman, Crucible), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)

Playwright Arthur Miller
Playwright
Arthur Miller
  • 1916-02-04 Colin Morris, playwright/documentary filmmaker
  • 1916-03-14 Horton Foote, American author, playwright and screenwriter
  • 1916-04-24 Stanley Kauffmann, American playwright (Red Handkerchief Man), born in NYC, New York
  • 1916-05-23 Margaret Hayden Rector, playwright (living legacy award 1995)
  • 1916-10-12 Alice Childress, American actress and playwright (d. 1994)
  • 1917-01-22 Herwig Hensen, [Flor Mielants], Flemish poet/playwright
  • 1917-12-18 Ossie Davis, Cogdell GA, actor/playwright (Hot Stuff, Man Called Adam)
  • 1918-01-06 Caspar MB "Cas" Baas, Dutch actor/playwright/director (Ciske the Rat)
  • 1918-07-14 Arthur Laurents, American playwright (West Side Story, Gypsy), born in NYC, New York
  • 1919-01-29 Norman F Simpson, British playwright (One Way Pendulum)
  • 1919-07-19 Robert Pinget, novelist/playwright
  • 1919-08-12 Peter Ambrose Cyprian Luke, playwright
  • 1920-06-28 A. E. Hotchner, American editor, novelist and playwright
  • 1920-08-01 Jeffrey Segal, actor (Traitors)/playwright
  • 1921-01-05 Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Konolfingen, Bern, Swiss playwright and novelist (The Physicists, The Visit)
  • 1921-01-09 Lister Sinclair, Canadian broadcaster and playwright (d. 2006)
  • 1921-08-28 Fernando Fernán Gómez, Spanish actor, director, academic and playwright (d. 2007)
  • 1921-09-16 Dusty Hughers, playwright
  • 1922-03-08 Heinar Kipphardt, German writer and playwright (In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer), born in Heidersdorf, Lower Silesia (d. 1982)
  • 1922-06-09 George Axelrod, playwright (Breakfast at Tiffany, Bus Stop)
  • 1923-04-30 George Byatt, playwright
  • 1923-08-16 Millôr Fernandes, Brazilian playwright
  • 1924-03-07 Kobo Abe, playwright (Woman, the Dunes), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1924-08-01 Jeffrey Segal, actor/playwright (Vanity Fair, Rest in Pieces)
  • 1924-08-15 Robert Oxton Bolt, playwright (A Man for All Seasons, Doctor Zhivago)
  • 1924-11-07 Wolf Mankowitz, British(?) playwright
  • 1925-01-08 James Saunders, English chemist/playwright (Ark)
  • 1925-02-07 Arthur Berry, English artist and playwright , born in Smallthorne, Stoke-on-Trent (d. 1994)
  • 1925-08-19 Claude Gauvreau, Canadian playwright (d. 1971)
  • 1925-09-05 Jos Vandeloo, Flemish journalist/playwright (Cola Drinkers)
  • 1925-12-19 Tankred Dorst, German playwright, born in Oberlind
  • 1926-03-24 Dario Fo, Italian playwright and performer (Nobel Prize Literature 1997), born in Sangiano (d. 2016)
  • 1926-05-15 Anthony Shaffer, Engish playwright (Sleuth), twin brother to Peter, born in Liverpool (d. 2001)
  • 1926-05-15 Peter Shaffer, English playwright (Equus, Amadeus), twin brother to Anthony, born in Liverpool (d. 2016)
  • 1926-07-12 Beah Richards, Vicksburg MS, actress/playwright (Big Shot, Generation)
  • 1926-07-30 Peter T Thwaites, British brig-gen/playwright (Love or money)
  • 1926-11-25 Murray Schisgal, playwright (Luv)
  • 1927-06-30 James Goldman, American screenwriter/playwright (The Lion in Winter, They Might Be Giants), born in Chicago, Illinois

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1927-07-04 Neil Simon, playwright (Odd Couple, Plaza Suite, Biloxi Blues), born in The Bronx, New York

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • 1927-07-15 Ann Jellicoe, British theater director and playwright (Knack), born in Middlesborough

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1927-10-16 Günter Grass, German writer and playwright (The Tin Drum) and Nobel Prize laureate (1999), born in Danzig

Writer and playwright Günter Grass
Writer and playwright
Günter Grass
  • 1927-12-28 Simon Raven, English playwright/critic (Alms for Oblivion)
  • 1928-02-08 Jack Larson, playwright and actor (Jimmy Olsen-Superman), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)

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1928-03-12 Edward Albee, American playwright (Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf?), born in Virginia (d. 2016)

Playwright Edward Albee
Playwright
Edward Albee
  • 1928-03-21 Peter Hacks, German playwright (Tie Windloch)
  • 1928-06-30 Frank Ulrich Marcus, playwright/critic
  • 1928-12-13 W Gordon Smith, Scottish playwright, born in Edinburgh (d. 1996)
  • 1929-12-12 John Osborne, English playwright (Entertainer, Look Back in Anger, Luther), born in London (d. 1994)
  • 1930-01-03 Marcel Dubé, Quebec playwright
  • 1930-04-11 Clive Exton, scriptwriter & playwright
  • 1930-05-19 Lorraine Hansberry, playwright (Raisin in the Sun)
  • 1930-10-10 Harold Pinter, playwright (Homecoming, Servant), born in London, England (d. 2008)
  • 1930-10-26 John Arden, English novelist/playwright (Left Handed Liberty), (d. 2012)
  • 1930-11-01 A. R. Gurney, American playwright
  • 1931-01-16 Vladimir Skutina, writer playwright/journalist
  • 1931-03-10 Georges Dor, Quebec author, playwright, singer and songwriter (d. 2001)
  • 1931-04-01 Rolf Hochhuth, German playwright (Deputy)
  • 1931-04-13 Beverley Cross, playwright
  • 1932-04-12 Jack Gelber, US, playwright (Connection, Apple)
  • 1932-05-24 Arnold Wesker, British playwright (Bratkartoffeln Inbegriffen), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1932-09-21 Melvin Van Peebles, US, playwright/director (Watermelon Man)
  • 1933-07-13 David Storey, British novelist and playwright (This Sporting Life), born in Wakefield (d. 2017)
  • 1933-09-08 Michael Frayn, British playwright
  • 1934-05-09 Alan Bennett, England, playwright/actor (Secret Policeman's Other Ball)
  • 1934-07-18 Edward Bond, English playwright/director (Blow-up)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 201 - 239 of 239

  • 1999-03-16 Gratien Gélinas, Quebec playwright and director (b. 1909)
  • 2001-05-13 Jason Miller, American playwright (b. 1939)
  • 2001-07-24 Georges Dor, Canadian author, composer, singer and playwright (b. 1931)
  • 2002-01-11 Henri Verneuil, French playwright and film director (b. 1920)
  • 2002-10-23 Adolph Green, American lyricist and playwright (b. 1915)
  • 2003-04-20 Ruth Hale, American playwright and actress (b. 1908)
  • 2003-09-25 Herb Gardner, American playwright (b. 1934)
  • 2004-02-29 Jerome Lawrence, American playwright (b. 1915)

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2005-02-10 Arthur Miller, American playwright, dies at 89

Playwright Arthur Miller
Playwright
Arthur Miller
  • 2005-06-30 Christopher Fry, English playwright (The Lady's Not for Burning), dies at 97
  • 2005-10-02 August Wilson, American playwright (b. 1945)
  • 2006-05-17 Cy Feuer, American playwright (b. 1911)
  • 2006-08-16 Alex Buzo, Australian playwright and author (b. 1944)
  • 2006-10-16 Lister Sinclair, Canadian broadcaster and playwright (b. 1921)
  • 2006-10-30 Junji Kinoshita, Japanese playwright (b. 1914)

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2007-01-30 Sidney Sheldon, American novelist and playwright (Master of the Game, Bloodline, The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer), dies of pneumonia at 89

Novelist Sidney Sheldon
Novelist
Sidney Sheldon
  • 2007-11-21 Fernando Fernán Gómez, Spanish actor, director, academic and playwright (b. 1921)
  • 2007-12-24 Akbar Radi, Iranian dramatist and playwright (b. 1939)
  • 2008-05-19 Vijay Tendulkar, Indian playwright, (b. 1928)
  • 2008-12-24 Harold Pinter, British playwright (The Birthday Party, The Homecoming), dies at 78
  • 2009-03-04 Horton Foote, American Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Academy Award-winning screenwriter (b. 1916)
  • 2009-11-06 Ron Sproat, American TV writer and playwright (b. 1932)
  • 2010-01-21 Paul Quarrington, Canadian novelist, playwright, screenwriter, filmmaker, musician and educator (b. 1953)
  • 2010-06-25 Alan Plater, English playwright (b. 1935)
  • 2010-10-24 Joseph Stein, American playwright (b. 1912)
  • 2011-02-16 Justinas Marcinkevičius, Lithuanian poet and playwright (b. 1930)
  • 2011-05-26 Arisen Ahubudu, Sri Lankan scholar, author and playwright (b. 1920)
  • 2011-11-19 Michael Hastings, British playwright, dies at 74
  • 2012-01-05 Frederica Maas, American playwright and screenwriter, dies at 111
  • 2012-03-28 John Arden, English novelist/playwright, dies at 81
  • 2012-07-27 R G Armstrong, American actor and playwright, dies at 95

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2013-08-30 Seamus Heaney, Irish poet and playwright (Nobel Prize in Literature 1995), dies at 74

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2015-04-13 Günter Grass, German writer (The Tin Drum) and playwright and Nobel Prize laureate (1999), dies at 87

Writer and playwright Günter Grass
Writer and playwright
Günter Grass
  • 2015-09-20 Jack Larson, playwright and actor (Jimmy Olsen-Superman), dies at 87
  • 2015-10-05 Henning Mankell, Swedish playwright and author (Wallander novels), dies of cancer at 67
  • 2016-04-12 Arnold Wesker, British playwright (Chips with Everything), dies at 83
  • 2016-06-06 Peter Shaffer, English playwright (Equus, Amadeus), dies at 90

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2016-09-16 Edward Albee, American playwright (Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf?), dies at 88

Playwright Edward Albee
Playwright
Edward Albee
  • 2016-10-13 Dario Fo, Italian playwright and performer (Nobel Prize Literature 1997), dies at 90