Playwrights in History (Part 2)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 434

  • 1862-02-22 Karen Hulda Garborg[-Bergersen], Norwegian playwright (Mot Solen/Eli)
  • 1862-05-15 Arthur Schnitzler, Austrian playwright/novelist (La Ronde)
  • 1862-11-04 Eden Phillpotts, English novelist, poet and playwright (Red Madymaynes), born in Mount Abu, Rajasthan, India (d. 1960)
  • 1862-12-08 Georges Feydeau, French playwright (La Dame de Chez Maxim's), born in Paris (d. 1921)
  • 1863-03-12 Gabriele D'Annunzio, Italian poet, writer (Il fuoco, Intruder), playwright and military hero as part of the elite Arditi storm troops, born in Pescara, Italy (d. 1938)
  • 1863-07-19 Dwijendralal Ray, Bengali poet, playwright and lyricist (Dwijendrageeti), born in Krishnanagar, British India (d. 1913)
  • 1864-01-11 Thomas Dixon, US attorney/playwright (Flaming Sword)
  • 1864-01-16 Frank Bacon, American playwright, actor and author (Lightnin'), born near Yuba City, California (d. 1922)

Person of interestFrank Wedekind

1864-07-24 Frank Wedekind, German actor and playwright (The "Lulu" plays), born in Hanover, German Confederation (d. 1918)

Actor and Playwright Frank Wedekind
Actor and Playwright
Frank Wedekind

Person of interestClyde Fitch

1865-05-02 Clyde Fitch, American playwright, born in Elmira, New York (d. 1909)

Playwright Clyde Fitch
Playwright
Clyde Fitch
  • 1865-07-18 Laurence Housman, English author and playwright (Victoria Regina), born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England (d. 1959)
  • 1865-09-11 Rainis [Jānis Pliekšāns], Latvian poet and playwright, born in Dunava parish, Russian Empire (d. 1929)
  • 1865-10-04 Max Halbe, German playwright (Jugend), born in Güttland, Gdańsk (d. 1944)
  • 1866-02-09 George Ade, American playwright, writer and humorist (Counsel Widow, Fables in Slang), born in Kentland, Indiana (d. 1944)
  • 1866-02-28 Vyacheslav Ivanov, Russian philosopher, playwright and poet, born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1949)
  • 1866-04-04 George P Baker, American educator and playwright (47 Workshop), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1935)
  • 1866-08-12 Jacinto Benavente y Martínez, Spanish playwright (Nobel 1922)
  • 1866-09-07 Tristan Bernard, French playwright and novelist, born in Besançon, Doubs, France (d. 1947)
  • 1867-05-27 Arnold Bennett, English novelist (Anna of the Five Towns), born in Hanley, Staffordshire, England (d. 1931)
  • 1868-02-04 Constance Gore-booth Markiewicy, Irish patriot/playwright/MP

Person of interestMaxim Gorky

1868-03-28 Maxim Gorky [Alexei Maximovich Peshkov], Russian playwright and author (Mother and The Lower Depths), born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia (d. 1936)

Playwright & Author Maxim Gorky
Playwright & Author
Maxim Gorky
  • 1868-04-01 Edmond Rostand, French poet/playwright (Cyrano de Bergerac)
  • 1868-08-06 Paul Claudel, French poet and playwright (L'Otage-1909), born in Villeneuve-sur-Fère, France (d. 1955)
  • 1870-11-11 Nils Kjær, Norwegian playwright (Det evige Savn), born in Holmestrand, Norway (d. 1924)
  • 1870-12-10 Rudolf Wilhelm Canne, Fries playwright (Der de Wier Us), born in Wûns (d. 1931)
  • 1874-04-28 Sidney Toler, American actor, director and playwright (Madame X, Meeting at Midnight), born in Warrensburg, Missouri (d. 1947)
  • 1874-07-29 August Stramm, German poet and playwright, born in Cathedrals (d. 1915)

Person of interestEdgar Wallace

1875-04-01 Edgar Wallace, English novelist, playwright and journalist (The Terror, The Four Just Men) who created King Kong, born in Greenwich, England (d. 1932)

  • 1875-04-15 Klaziena "Ina" Boudier-Bakker, Dutch playwright and novelist (Poverty), born in Amsterdam (d. 1966)
  • 1876-02-06 Wilhelm August Schmidtbonn, German writer (Der Sprechende Eros), born in Bonn, Germany (d. 1952)
  • 1876-04-17 Ian Hay [John Hay Beith], British novelist and playwright (Pip, Carrying On), born in Rusholme, Manchester (d. 1952)
  • 1877-09-10 Georgia Douglas Johnson, African American poet and playwright (Autumn Love Cycle), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1966)
  • 1878-01-12 Ferenc Molnar, Hungarian/US playwright (A Pal Utrai Fiuk)
  • 1878-04-01 Carl Sternheim, German playwright (Hyperion/Tabula Rasa)
  • 1878-11-25 Georg Kaiser, German playwright (The Burghers of Calais), born in Magdeburg (d. 1945)
  • 1878-12-31 Horacio Quiroga, Uruguayan playwright, poet, and short story writer (Anaconda, El Crimen del Otro), born in Salto, Uruguay (d. 1937)
  • 1879-06-02 Adolf Herckenrath, Flemish playwright/poet (Avondvlam)
  • 1880-02-27 Angelina Weld Grimke, American journalist, teacher and playwright (Harlem Renaissance), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1958)
  • 1880-03-04 Channing Pollock, American playwright and critic (d. 1946)
  • 1880-03-30 Sean O'Casey, Irish playwright (Juno and the Paycock), born in Dublin (d. 1964)
  • 1880-08-05 Gertrude E Durden Rush, American composer/playwright (Black Girls Burden), born in Navasota, Texas (d. 1962)
  • 1880-11-01 Sholem Asch, Polish-Jewish novelist and playwright (East River, Three Cities), born in Kutno, Poland (d. 1957)
  • 1881-02-05 Frederick Leonard Lonsdale, British playwright (Balkan Princess)
  • 1881-02-20 Pedro Munoz Seca, Spanish playwright (Vengeanza de Don Mendo)
  • 1881-04-17 Anton Wildgans, Austrian poet and playwright (Armut), born in Vienna (d. 1932)
  • 1882-06-01 John Drinkwater, English poet/playwright (Abraham Lincoln)
  • 1882-10-19 Vincas Kreve-Mickievicius, Lithuania, poet/philologist/playwright
  • 1882-10-29 Jean Giraudoux, French writer and playwright (The Madwoman of Chaillot), born in Bellac, Haute-Vienne, France (d. 1944)
  • 1882-11-22 Charles Vildrac, French author, poet and playwright (La Brouille, Michel Auclair, Notes sur la technique poétique), born in Paris, France (d. 1971)
  • 1884-02-01 Yevgeny Zamyatin, Russian novelist/playwright (We)
  • 1884-03-13 Hugh S. Walpole, British novelist and playwright (Jeremy, Maradick at 40), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 1941)
  • 1884-07-29 Henri Liebrecht, Belgian playwright/journalist
  • 1884-09-25 John Howard Lawson, American scriptwriter and playwright (Blockade, Algiers, Sahara), born in NYC, New York (d. 1977)
  • 1884-12-14 Jane Cowl, American actress and playwright (Smilin' Through), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1950)
  • 1885-02-21 Sacha Guitry, French actor and playwright (Deburan, The Story of a Cheat), born in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1957)
  • 1885-08-15 Edna Ferber, American author and playwright (American Beauty, Cimarron), born in Kalamazoo, Michigan (d. 1968)
  • 1885-08-26 Jules Romains, French novelist/playwright/poet (Men of Good Will)
  • 1885-09-24 Herman Bouber, Dutch actor and playwright (Sailor's Wives), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1963)
  • 1885-10-03 Sophie Treadwell, American playwright and journalist, born in Stockton, California (d. 1970)
  • 1885-10-11 Francois Mauriac, French novelist, poet and playwright (Nobel 1952), born in Bordeaux, France (d. 1970)
  • 1885-11-09 Velimir Khlebnikov, Russian poet and playwright, born in Tundutov, Russia (d. 1922)
  • 1886-02-22 Hugo Ball, German playwright/co-founder Flametti
  • 1886-04-08 Margaret Ayer Barnes, American playwright and writer (Years of Grace), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1967)
  • 1886-10-30 Zoe Akins, American playwright (Pulitzer Prize for Drama 1935), born in Humansville, Missouri (d. 1958)
  • 1886-11-12 Ben Travers, British playwright (d. 1980)
  • 1886-11-19 Fernand Crommelynck, Belgian playwright (Le Cocu Magnificent), born in Paris (d. 1970)
  • 1887-01-10 Robinson Jeffers, American poet & playwright (Tamar & Other Poems, Medea), born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania (d. 1962)
  • 1887-02-20 Hesketh Pearson, England, biographer/playwright (Writ for Libel)
  • 1887-05-27 Emiel van der Straeten, Flemish playwright (Sudanese legends) (d. 1918)
  • 1887-08-23 Jo Sternheim, Dutch actor and playwright (Fatherland), born in Amsterdam (d. 1956)
  • 1888-02-21 Clemence Dane, British novelist and playwright (d. 1965)
  • 1888-04-26 Anita Loos, American screenwriter, novelist (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes) and playwright, born in Sisson, California (d. 1981)

Person of interestEugene O'Neill

1888-10-16 Eugene O'Neill, American playwright (Desire Under the Elms-Nobel 1936), born in NYC, New York (d. 1953)

Playwright Eugene O'Neill
Playwright
Eugene O'Neill
  • 1889-03-29 Howard Lindsay, American playwright, actor and director (State of the Union), born in Waterford, New York (d. 1968)
  • 1889-11-16 George S. Kaufman, American playwright (This is Show Business), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1961)
  • 1889-12-11 Paul Kornfeld, Czech playwright, born in Prague (d. 1942)
  • 1889-12-22 Mikha`il Na'imah, Lebanese playwright, born in Baskinta, Lebanon (d. 1988)
  • 1890-01-09 Karel Čapek, Czech writer, playwright and critic (R.U.R.); coined the word "robot", born in Malé Svatoňovice, Hungary (d. 1938)
  • 1890-06-06 Dorothy Heyward, American playwright (Porgy), born in NYC, New York (d. 1961)
  • 1890-09-10 Franz Werfel, Austrian-Bohemian novelist, playwright, and poet (Mirror Man, The Forty Days of Musa Dagh), born in Prague, Austria-Hungary (d. 1945)

Person of interestMarc Connelly

1890-12-13 Marc Connelly, American playwright (One Minute Please), born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania (d. 1980)

Playwright Marc Connelly
Playwright
Marc Connelly
  • 1891-04-19 Ricardo Bacchelli, Italian playwright and poet (La Ronda), born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1985)
  • 1891-05-15 Mikhail Bulgakov, Russian playwright and novelist (The Master and Margarita, Black Snow), born in Kiev, Russian Empire (d. 1940)
  • 1891-08-26 Ferdinand Bruckner [Theodor Tagger], Austrian playwright (Races)

Person of interestNelly Sachs

1891-12-10 leonie "Nelly" Sachs, German Swedish poet and Playwright (O the Chimneys - Nobel Prize for Literature 1966), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1970)

  • 1892-02-04 Ugo Betti, Italian playwright
  • 1892-06-20 Sergei Tretyakov, Russian constructivist writer, playwright and special correspondent for Pravda, born in Kuldīga, Latvia (d. 1937)

Person of interestElmer Rice

1892-09-28 Elmer Rice, American playwright (Pulitzer-Street Scene) and novelist, born in NYC, New York

Playwright and Novelist Elmer Rice
Playwright and Novelist
Elmer Rice
  • 1893-02-20 Russel Crouse, journalist/novelist/playwright (Life with Father)
  • 1893-02-28 Ben Hecht, American novelist/playwright/screenwriter (Front Page), born in NYC, New York
  • 1893-05-14 Louis Verneuil, French playwright (d. 1952)
  • 1893-11-06 August Defresne, Dutch playwright and director (Uninhabited Island), born in Maastricht, Netherlands (d. 1961)
  • 1893-12-01 Ernst Toller, German playwright, President of Bavarian Soviet Republic (1919), born in Samotschin (d. 1939)
  • 1894-03-17 Paul Green, American novelist/playwright (In Abraham's Bosom)
  • 1894-05-25 Dirk Vansina, Flemish playwright (Verschaeve Gives Evidence), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1967)
  • 1895-02-28 Marcel Pagnol, French playwright/director (Marchands de Gloire)
  • 1895-08-19 Arnoldt Bronnen, Austrian playwright, born in Vienna (d. 1959)
  • 1895-10-15 Alfred Neumann, German playwright (Devil), born in Lautenburg, Germany (now in Poland) (d. 1952)
  • 1895-11-05 Charles MacArthur, American playwright and screenwriter (The Scoundrel), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania (d. 1956)
  • 1896-05-03 Dodie Smith, English novelist and playwright (101 Dalmatians), born in Whitefield, Lancashire, England (d. 1990)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 348

  • 1929-07-15 Hugo Von Hofmannsthal, playwright/poet, dies
  • 1929-09-12 Rainis [Jānis Pliekšāns], Latvian poet and playwright, dies at 64
  • 1931-11-03 Rudolf Wilhelm Canne, Fries playwright (Peaske), dies at 60

Person of interestEdgar Wallace

1932-02-10 Edgar Wallace, English novelist, playwright and journalist (The Terror, The Four Just Men) who created King Kong, dies of diabetes at 76

  • 1932-05-03 Anton Wildgans, Austrian poet and playwright (Armut), dies at 51
  • 1932-05-22 Augusta, Lady Gregory, Irish playwright (Gold Apple) and patron of Yeats, dies at 80
  • 1932-09-05 Francisco Acebal, Spanish novelist, playwright and journalist (b. 1866)
  • 1935-01-06 George P Baker, American educator and playwright (Dramatic Technique), dies at 68
  • 1937-03-19 Horacio Quiroga, Uruguayan playwright, poet, and short story writer (Anaconda, El Crimen del Otro), commits suicide at 58
  • 1937-03-25 John Drinkwater, English poet and playwright (Bird in Hand), dies at 54
  • 1937-04-29 William Gillette, American actor, playwright and manager (Sherlock Holmes on stage), dies at 83
  • 1937-06-19 J. M. [James Matthew] Barrie, Scottish novelist and playwright (Peter Pan), dies at 77
  • 1937-09-10 Sergei Tretyakov, Russian constructivist writer, playwright and special correspondent for Pravda, executed by Stalinist regime at 47
  • 1938-03-01 Gabriele D'Annunzio, Italian poet, writer (Il fuoco, Intruder), playwright and military hero as part of the elite Arditi storm troops, dies of a stroke at 74
  • 1938-07-18 Vladimir M Kirshon, Russian playwright, executed at 35
  • 1938-12-25 Karel Čapek, Czech author, playwright and critic (R.U.R.), coined term "robot", dies of pneumonia at 48
  • 1939-05-22 Ernst Toller, German playwright, commits suicide at 45
  • 1939-08-23 Sidney Coe Howard, American playwright (Silver Cord, Pulitzer 1925), dies at 48
  • 1941-06-01 Hugh S Walpole, British novelist and playwright (Jeremy, Maradick at 40), dies at 57
  • 1942-02-02 Daniil Kharms [Yuvatchov], Russian surrealist and absurdist writer, poet, and playwright, dies of starvation during the siege of Leningrad at 36
  • 1942-11-03 Carl Sternheim, German playwright (Trousers, Snob), dies at 64
  • 1943-04-25 Vladimir Ivanovich Nemirovich-Danchenko, playwright/director, dies
  • 1943-05-24 Vladimir I Nemirovitch-Dantshenko, Russian playwright, dies at 84
  • 1944-01-31 Jean Giraudoux, French writer and playwright (The Madwoman of Chaillot), dies at 61
  • 1944-05-16 George Ade, American playwright, writer and humorist (Counsel Widow, Fables in Slang), dies at 78
  • 1944-11-30 Max Halbe, German playwright (Jugend), dies at 79
  • 1945-02-16 Rudolf Vornlund, Swedish playwright (Upproret), dies at 45
  • 1945-03-31 Maurice Donnay, French playwright (Lovers), dies at 85
  • 1945-06-04 Georg Kaiser, German playwright (The Burghers of Calais), dies at 66
  • 1945-08-26 Franz Werfel, Austrian-Bohemian novelist, playwright, and poet (Mirror Man, The Forty Days of Musa Dagh), dies at 54
  • 1946-06-28 Eduard Veterman, Dutch painter/playwright, dies in an auto accident
  • 1947-02-12 Sidney Toler, American actor, director and playwright (Madame X, Meeting at Midnight), dies at 72
  • 1947-12-07 Tristan Bernard, French playwright and novelist, dies at 81
  • 1949-07-16 Vyacheslav Ivanov, Russian philosopher, playwright and poet, dies at 83
  • 1951-02-28 Vsevolod Vishnevsky, Russian playwright and journalist, dies at 50
  • 1952-09-22 Ian Hay [John Hay Beith], British novelist and playwright (Pip, Carrying On), dies at 76
  • 1952-10-03 Alfred Neumann, German playwright (Devil), dies at 56

Person of interestEugene O'Neill

1953-11-27 Eugene O'Neill, American playwright (Desire Under the Elms-Nobel 1936), dies of cerebellar cortical atrophy at 65

Playwright Eugene O'Neill
Playwright
Eugene O'Neill
  • 1954-07-14 Jacinto Benavente y Martinez, Spanish playwright, dies at 87
  • 1955-02-23 Paul Claudel, French poet and playwright (L'otage-1909), dies at 86
  • 1955-04-28 Lode Cantens, Flemish playwright (Gnomes of the City), dies at 43
  • 1956-04-21 Charles MacArthur, American playwright and screenwriter (The Scoundrel), dies at 60
  • 1956-08-14 Bertolt Brecht, German poet and playwright (Mother Courage), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • 1957-07-10 Sholem Asch, Polish-Jewish novelist and playwright (East River, Three Cities), dies at 77
  • 1957-07-24 Sacha Guitry, French actor and playwright (Deburan, The Story of a Cheat), dies at 72
  • 1957-12-19 John Van Druten, English playwright (I Remember Mama, I am a Camera) and theater director, dies at 56
  • 1958-05-16 Jeroom Verten [Jozef Frans Vermetten], Flemish playwright, dies at 49
  • 1958-06-10 Angelina Weld Grimke, American journalist, teacher and playwright (Harlem Renaissance), dies at 78
  • 1958-07-04 Adolf Herckenrath, Flemish playwright/poet (Avondvlam), dies at 79
  • 1958-08-22 Roger Martin du Gard, French novelist (Nobel Prize for Literature 1937), dies at 77
  • 1958-09-22 Mary Roberts Rinehart, American mystery writer and playwright (The Circular Staircase), dies at 82
  • 1958-10-29 Zoe Akins, American playwright (Pulitzer Prize for Drama 1935), dies at 71
  • 1959-02-20 Laurence Housman, English author and playwright (Victoria Regina), dies at 93
  • 1960-12-29 Eden Phillpotts, English novelist, poet and playwright (Red Madymaynes), dies at 98
  • 1961-03-06 Kjeld Abell, Danish playwright and director (Tivoli), dies at 59
  • 1961-04-02 August Defresne, Dutch playwright and director (Anno Christi 969), dies at 67
  • 1961-06-02 George S. Kaufman, American playwright (This is Show Business), dies at 72
  • 1961-11-19 Dorothy Heyward, American playwright (Porgy), dies at 71
  • 1962-01-20 Robinson Jeffers, poet/playwright (Dear Judas), dies at 75
  • 1962-09-05 Gertrude E. Durden Rush, American composer/playwright (Black Girls Burden). dies at 82
  • 1962-09-19 Nikolai Pogodin, Soviet playwright, dies at 61
  • 1963-02-02 Herman Bouber, Dutch actor and playwright (Sailor's Wives), dies at 77
  • 1963-08-14 Clifford Odets, American playwright (1961 Award of Merit-Golden Boy), dies at 57
  • 1963-09-21 Paulino Masip, Spanish playwright (b. 1899)
  • 1964-04-18 Ben Hecht, American playwright (Child of the Century), dies at 71
  • 1964-09-18 Sean O'Casey, Irish playwright (The Plough and the Stars), dies at 84
  • 1964-11-24 John Fabricius, playwright, dies at 55
  • 1964-11-28 Jan Fabricius, Dutch/English playwright (Dolle Hans), dies at 93
  • 1965-01-12 Lorraine Hansberry, US playwright, dies in NYC, dies at 34
  • 1965-03-28 Clemence Dane, British novelist and playwright (b. 1888)
  • 1965-05-12 Roger Vailland, French playwright (La Truite), dies at 57
  • 1966-05-14 Georgia BD Camp Johnson, American poet/playwright, dies at 88
  • 1966-12-26 Klaziena "Ina" Boudier-Bakker, Dutch playwright and author (Poverty), dies at 91
  • 1967-01-16 Dirk Vansina, Flemish playwright (Sage of Kai-Roi), dies at 72

Person of interestElmer Rice

1967-05-08 Elmer Rice, American playwright (Pulitzer-Street Scene) and novelist, dies at 74

Playwright and Novelist Elmer Rice
Playwright and Novelist
Elmer Rice

Person of interestLangston Hughes

1967-05-22 Langston Hughes, American poet (Weary Blues) and playwright (Mulatto), and librettist (Troubled Island), dies at 65

Poet and Playwright Langston Hughes
Poet and Playwright
Langston Hughes
  • 1967-08-09 Joe Orton, EBritish actor and dramatist (Prick Up Your Ears), is murdered by his partner Kenneth Halliwell at 34
  • 1967-10-14 Marcel Aymé, French novelist and playwright, dies at 65
  • 1967-10-25 Margaret Ayer Barnes, American playwright and writer (Years of Grace), dies at 81
  • 1968-02-11 Howard Lindsay, American playwright, actor and director (State of the Union), dies at 78
  • 1968-04-16 Edna Ferber, American author and playwright (American Beauty, Cimarron), dies at 82
  • 1968-05-09 Mercedes de Acosta, American poet, playwright, costume designer, and socialite, dies at 75
  • 1968-09-28 Corry Lievens, Flemish actress/playwright/dir (Blue Bird), dies at 64
  • 1970-02-20 Sophie Treadwell, American playwright and journalist, dies at 84
  • 1970-03-13 Rick Besoyan, American singer, actor, playwright, composer and director (Little Mary Sunshine), dies of internal hemorrhages at 45
  • 1970-03-16 Arthur Adamov, Russian-French playwright (Paolo Paoli), dies at 61
  • 1970-03-17 Fernand Crommelynck, Belgian playwright (Chaud et Frois), dies at 83

Person of interestNelly Sachs

1970-05-12 leonie "Nelly" Sachs, German Swedish poet and playwright (Nobel prize for Literature 1966), dies at 78

  • 1970-09-01 Francois Mauriac, French novelist, poet and playwright (Nobel 1952), dies at 84
  • 1971-06-25 Charles Vildrac, French author, poet and playwright (La Brouille, Michel Auclair, Notes sur la technique poétique), dies at 88
  • 1972-08-17 Alexander Vampilov, Russian playwright (Elder Son), drowns at 34

Person of interestNoël Coward

1973-03-26 Noël Coward, English playwright (Hay Fever, Private Lives), director (In Which We Serve-1942 Academy Award), actor and singer, dies of heart failure at 73

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward
  • 1973-05-04 Jane Bowles, American writer and playwright, dies at 56
  • 1973-06-10 William M. Inge, American playwright (Come Back Little Sheba), dies at 60
  • 1973-08-13 Ben van Eysselsteijn, Dutch playwright (Arid Earth), dies at 75
  • 1974-09-04 Marcel Achard, French playwright (La forges the Paris), dies at 75
  • 1975-11-13 R. C. Sherriff, English playwright (Journey's End), dies at 79

Person of interestThornton Wilder

1975-12-07 Thornton Wilder, American playwright and writer (Bridge of San Luis Rey), dies at 78

Playwright and Writer Thornton Wilder
Playwright and Writer
Thornton Wilder
  • 1977-01-18 Carl Zuckmayer, German/Swiss/US playwright (Second Wind), dies at 80
  • 1977-02-09 Denys Amiel, French dramatist/playwright (Le mouton noir), dies at 92

Famous Playwrights