Playwrights in History (Part 3)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 444

  • 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)
  • 1896-06-06 R. C. Sherriff, English playwright (Journey's End), born in Hampton Wick, Middlesex, England (d. 1975)
  • 1896-12-27 Carl Zuckmayer, German/Swiss/US playwright
  • 1897-01-28 Valentin Kataev, novelist/playwright (Embezzled), born in Odessa Ukraine (d. 1986)

Person of interestThornton Wilder

1897-04-17 Thornton Wilder, American playwright and writer (Bridge of San Luis Rey), born in Madison, Wisconsin (d. 1975)

Playwright and Writer Thornton Wilder
Playwright and Writer
Thornton Wilder
  • 1897-12-16 Paul Neuhuys, Belgian playwright and poet (Le Canari et le Cerise), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1984)
  • 1898-01-13 Kai Munk, Danish playwright and Lutheran pastor, martyr (d. 1944)
  • 1898-02-10 Bertolt Brecht, German poet and playwright (Mother Courage), born in Augsburg, Bavaria (d. 1956)
  • 1899-03-25 Bella Spewack, Hungarian playwright (Kiss Me Kate)
  • 1899-05-11 Paulino Masip, Spanish playwright (d. 1963)
  • 1899-07-05 Marcel Achard, French playwright (Jean de la Lune), born in Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon, France (d. 1974)
  • 1899-08-09 Armand Salacrou, French playwright, born in Rouen, France (d. 1989)

Person of interestNoël Coward

1899-12-16 Noël Coward, English playwright (Hay Fever, Private Lives), director (In Which We Serve-1942 Academy Award), actor and singer, born in London (d. 1973)

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward
  • 1900-02-16 Albert Maurice Hackett, playwright/screenwriter
  • 1900-05-24 Eduardo De Filippo, Italian playwright, director, actor and poet (7 Deadly Sins, Shoot Loud), born in Naples, Italy (d. 1984)
  • 1900-07-06 Frederica Sagor Maas, American playwright and screenwriter, born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1900-12-21 Vsevolod Vishnevsky, Russian playwright and journalist, born in Saint Petersburg (d. 1951)
  • 1901-06-01 John Van Druten, English playwright (I Remember Mama, I am a Camera), born in London (d. 1957)
  • 1901-08-25 Kjeld Abell, Danish playwright and director (Tivoli), born in Ribe, Denmark (d. 1961)
  • 1901-09-04 Paul Osborn, American playwright (Mornings at 7), born in Evansville, Indiana (d. 1988)

Person of interestLangston Hughes

1902-02-01 Langston Hughes, American poet (Weary Blues), playwright (Mulatto), and librettist (Troubled Island), born in Joplin, Missouri (d. 1967)

Poet and Playwright Langston Hughes
Poet and Playwright
Langston Hughes
  • 1902-03-29 Marcel Aymé, French novelist and playwright, born in Joigny, France (d. 1967)
  • 1902-08-06 Vladimir M Kirshon, Russian playwright (Ultimatum Factory) [OS]
  • 1902-08-19 Vladimir M Kirshon, Russian playwright (Ultimatum Factory) [NS]
  • 1902-12-12 Howard Koch, American playwright and screenwriter, born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1903-01-17 Jyoti Prasad Agarwala, Assamese poet, playwright, filmmaker (d. 1953)
  • 1904-04-17 Edward Chodorov, Broadway playwright and director (Story of Louis Pasteur), born in NYC, New York (d. 1988)

Person of interestMoss Hart

1904-10-24 Moss Hart, playwright (You Can't Take it With You, Act 1), born in The Bronx, New York

Playwright Moss Hart
Playwright
Moss Hart
  • 1905-05-17 John Patrick, American screenwriter and playwright (Pulitzer Prize 1954), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1905-05-29 Sebastian Shaw, British actor, director, playwright and poet (High Season, Ace of Spades, Caste), born in Holt, England (d. 1994)

Person of interestLillian Hellman

1905-06-20 Lillian Hellman, American playwright (Toys in the Attic, Little Foxes), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1984)

Playwright Lillian Hellman
Playwright
Lillian Hellman
  • 1905-11-26 George Emlyn Williams, Welsh actor and playwright (David Copperfield), born in Mostyn, Wales (d. 1987)
  • 1905-12-30 Daniil Kharms [Yuvatchov], Russian surrealist and absurdist writer, poet, and playwright, born in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1942)

Person of interestSamuel Beckett

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)
  • 1907-09-12 Louis MacNeice, Irish poet and playwright, born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 1963)
  • 1907-12-18 Christopher Fry, playwright (Ring Around the Moon), born in Bristol, England
  • 1908-03-05 Irving Fiske, American writer, playwright, (d. 1990)
  • 1908-08-23 Arthur Adamov, Russian-French playwright (Paolo Paoli), born in Kislovodsk, Terek Oblast, Russia (d. 1970)
  • 1908-08-31 William Saroyan, American novelist and playwright (Time of Your Life), born in Fresno, California (d. 1981)
  • 1908-10-14 Ruth Hale, American playwright and actress, born in Granger, Utah (d. 2003)
  • 1909-03-02 Jan Fabricius, Dutch playwright
  • 1909-03-22 Jack Popplewell, British composer and playwright (If I Should Fall In Love Again), born in Leeds, England (d. 1996)
  • 1909-05-04 Jeroom Verten [Jozef Frans Vermetten], Flemish playwright, born in Berchem, Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1958)
  • 1909-11-17 Gerald Savory, British actor playwright and TV producer (Heart of the Matter), born in London, England (d. 1996)
  • 1909-11-26 Eugene Ionesco, Romanian-French playwright (Rhinoceros, Bald Soprano), born in Slatina, Romania (d. 1994)
  • 1910-01-02 Ulrich Becher, German writer and playwright, born in Berlin (d. 1990)
  • 1910-01-20 Abram Hill, African-American playwright & author (American Negro Theater), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1986)
  • 1910-02-04 Uys Krige, South African playwright/novelist (Orphan of the Desert)
  • 1910-03-05 Joseph Tomelty, Irish actor and playwright (Bedevilled, Moby-Dick, Melba), born in Portaferry, Ireland (d. 1995)
  • 1910-06-12 Bill Naughton [William John Francis Naughton], English playwright (Alfie), born in Ballyhaunis, Ireland (d. 1992)
  • 1910-08-02 Roger MacDougall, Scottish playwright and screenwriter (The Man in the White Suit), born in Glasgow (d. 1993)

Person of interestJean Genet

1910-12-19 Jean Genet, French novelist (The Thief's Journal, Our Lady of the Flowers) and playwright (The Balcony, The Maids), born in Paris, France

Novelist and Playwright Jean Genet
Novelist and Playwright
Jean Genet

Person of interestTennessee Williams

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, British playwright (Winslow Boy, Browning Version), born in London (d. 1977)
  • 1911-07-02 Diego Fabbri, Italian playwright and leader (Vatican movie bureau), born in Forli, Italy (d. 1980)
  • 1912-05-24 Joseph Anthony [Deuster], American playwright, actor, and director (Matchmaker, Tomorrow), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1993)
  • 1912-05-28 Patrick White, Australian novelist and playwright (Happy Valley, Nobel Prize for Literature 1973), born in London, England (d. 1990)
  • 1912-05-30 Joseph Stein, American dramatist and playwright (Fiddler on the Roof), born in NYC, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1912-06-03 William Douglas-Home, playwright (Now .. Barabbas)
  • 1912-11-24 Garson Kanin, playwright/producer (Double Life), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1913-05-03 William M. Inge, American playwright (Picnic-Pulitzer 1953), born in Independence, Kansas (d. 1973)
  • 1913-06-23 Jacques Rabemananjara, Malagasy playwright, poet (Antsa; Antidote), and politician (Vice President, 1971-72), born in Maroantsetra in Antongil Bay, Madagascar (d. 2005)
  • 1913-07-30 Karl Guttmann, Austrian-Dutch playwright and director (Albee/Pinter), born in Bielsko-Biała, Poland (d. 1995)
  • 1914-04-04 Marguerite Duras, French novelist and playwright (Sea Wall), born in Saigon, French IndoChina (d. 1996)
  • 1914-05-04 Emmanuel Roblès, Algerian-French novelist and playwright (Lesson Hauteurs), born in Oran, Algeria (d. 1995)
  • 1914-11-28 Gertrude Jeannette, African American taxi driver, playwright and film and stage actress (Shaft, Cotton Comes to Harlem), born in Urbana, Arkansas (d. 2018)

Person of interestArthur Miller

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
  • 1915-12-02 Adolph Green, American lyricist and playwright (It's Always Fair Weather), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2002)
  • 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 (d. 2013)
  • 1916-05-23 Margaret Hayden Rector, playwright (living legacy award 1995)
  • 1916-10-12 Alice Childress, American playwright, actress and writer, born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1994)
  • 1916-11-08 Peter Weiss, German author and playwright (Marat/Sade), born in Nowawes, Brandenburg, Germany (d. 1982)
  • 1917-01-22 Herwig Hensen [Flor Mielants], Flemish poet/playwright

Person of interestSidney Sheldon

1917-02-11 Sidney Sheldon, American novelist and playwright (Master of the Game, Bloodline, The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2007)

Novelist Sidney Sheldon
Novelist
Sidney Sheldon
  • 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, French novelist (The Interrogation) and playwright, born in Geneva (d. 1997)
  • 1919-08-12 Peter Ambrose Cyprian Luke, playwright
  • 1920-06-28 A. E. Hotchner, American editor, novelist and playwright, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1920-07-12 Beah Richards, American actress, poet, playwright and author (Roots, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), born in Vicksburg, Mississippi (d. 2000)
  • 1920-08-01 Jeffrey Segal, British actor and playwright (Dad's Army, Traitors), born in London, England (d. 2015)
  • 1920-10-15 Henri Verneuil, French-Armenian playwright and film director (Mélodie en sous-sol), born in Rodosto, Ottoman Turkey (d. 2002)
  • 1921-01-05 Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Swiss playwright and novelist (The Physicists, The Visit), born in Konolfingen, Switzerland (d. 1990)
  • 1921-01-09 Lister Sinclair, Canadian broadcaster and playwright, born in Mumbai, India (d. 2006)
  • 1921-08-28 Fernando Fernán Gómez, Spanish actor, director, academic and playwright (All About My Mother), born in Lima, Peru (d. 2007)
  • 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, American playwright (Breakfast at Tiffany, Bus Stop), born in New York City (d. 2003)
  • 1922-08-12 Fulton Mackay, Scottish actor and playwright (Porridge), born in Paisley (d. 1987)
  • 1923-01-16 Gene Feist, American actor, playwright, producer and co-founder of Roundabout Theater Company, born in New York (d. 2014)
  • 1923-04-05 Michael V Gazzo, American playwright and actor (The Godfather Part II, Fear City), born in Hillside, New Jersey (d. 1995)
  • 1923-04-30 George Byatt, Scottish playwright (The Clyde Is Red) (d. 1996)
  • 1923-08-16 Millôr Fernandes, Brazilian writer and playwright, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 2012)
  • 1924-03-07 Kobo Abe, playwright (Woman, the Dunes), born in Tokyo, Japan

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 201 - 300 of 355

  • 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
  • 1977-08-11 John Howard Lawson, American scriptwriter and playwright (Blockade, Algiers, Sahara), dies at 82
  • 1977-11-30 Terence Rattigan, British playwright (Winslow Boy, Browning Version), dies at 66
  • 1978-08-27 Robert Shaw, British actor, novelist, and playwright (Deep, Jaws, Sting, Black Sunday), dies of heart attack at 51
  • 1979-06-08 Herb Polesie, producer/playwright (20 Questions), dies at 79
  • 1979-11-13 Dimitris Psathas, Greek playwright (b. 1907)
  • 1980-08-04 Diego Fabbri, Italian playwright and leader (Vatican movie bureau), dies at 69

Person of interestMarc Connelly

1980-12-21 Marc Connelly, American playwright (One Minute Please), dies at 90

Playwright Marc Connelly
Playwright
Marc Connelly
  • 1981-08-18 Anita Loos, American screenwriter, novelist (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes) and playwright, dies at 88
  • 1982-05-10 Peter Weiss, German author and playwright (Marat/Sade), dies at 65
  • 1982-11-18 Heinar Kipphardt, German writer and playwright (In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer), dies at 60

Person of interestTennessee Williams

1983-02-25 Tennessee Williams, US playwright and writer (Streetcar Named Desire), dies at 71

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Playwright
Tennessee Williams
  • 1984-03-12 Arnold Ridley, English playwright and actor, dies at 88

Person of interestLillian Hellman

1984-06-30 Lillian Hellman, American playwright, (Toys in the Attic, Little Foxes), dies at 79

Playwright Lillian Hellman
Playwright
Lillian Hellman
  • 1984-09-16 Paul Neuhuys, Belgian playwright and poet (Le Canari et le Cerise), dies at 87
  • 1984-10-31 Eduardo De Filippo, Italian playwright, director, actor and poet (7 Deadly Sins, Shoot Loud), dies at 84
  • 1985-04-01 Douglass Wallop, American novelist and playwright (b. 1920)
  • 1985-10-08 Ricardo Bacchelli, Italian playwright and poet (Il malino del Po), dies at 94

Person of interestJean Genet

1986-04-15 Jean Genet, French novelist (The Thief's Journal, Our Lady of the Flowers) and playwright (The Balcony, The Maids), dies of throat cancer at 75

Novelist and Playwright Jean Genet
Novelist and Playwright
Jean Genet
  • 1987-05-28 Charles Ludlam, American playwright and actor (Big Easy), dies at 44
  • 1987-06-06 Fulton Mackay, Scottish actor and playwright (Porridge), dies of stomach cancer at 64
  • 1987-09-20 Michael Stewart [Myron Stuart Rubin], American playwright (Hello, Dolly!), dies at 63
  • 1987-09-25 George Emlyn Williams, Welsh actor and playwright (David Copperfield), dies from cancer at 81

Person of interestJames Baldwin

1987-11-30 James Baldwin, American novelist (Go Tell it on Mountain, Another Country) and playwright (The Amen Corner), dies at 63

Novelist and Playwright James Baldwin
Novelist and Playwright
James Baldwin
  • 1988-02-28 Mikha`il Na'imah, Lebanese playwright, dies at 99
  • 1988-05-12 Paul Osborn, American playwright (Mornings at 7), dies at 86
  • 1988-06-16 Miguel Piñero, Puerto Rican playwright, actor, and co-founder of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. (b. 1946)
  • 1988-07-10 Errol John, Trinidadian actor and playwright (A Man from the Sun, The Nun's Story, Assault on a Queen), dies at 63
  • 1988-10-09 Edward Chodorov, Broadway playwright and director (Story of Louis Pasteur), dies at 84
  • 1989-02-12 Thomas Bernhard, Austrian novelist, playwright and poet whose work some describe as "the most significant literary achievement since World War II", dies at 58
  • 1989-04-21 James Kirkwood, American actor, author and playwright (A Chorus Line, P. S. Your Cat Is Dead!), dies of cancer at 64
  • 1989-11-23 Armand Salacrou, French playwright, dies at 90
  • 1990-04-15 Ulrich Becher, German writer & playwright, dies at 80
  • 1990-09-30 Patrick White, Australian writer and playwright (Nobel Prize for Literature 1973), dies at 78
  • 1990-11-24 Dodie Smith, English novelist and playwright (101 Dalmatians), dies at 94
  • 1990-12-14 Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Swiss playwright & novelist (The Physicists, The Visit). dies of heart failure at 69
  • 1991-03-14 Howard Ashman, American playwright and lyricist (Little Shop of Horrors, The Little Mermaid), dies of AIDS-related complications at 40
  • 1991-05-23 Peter Trevenen Thwaites, British Brigadier General and playwright (Love or money), dies at 74
  • 1991-05-26 Tom Eyen, playwright (Dreamgirls), dies of cardiac arrest at 50
  • 1991-07-10 Gerome Ragni, American playwright and songwriter (Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical), dies of cancer at 55
  • 1991-09-07 Archie N Menzies, playwright/composer (Under Your Hat), dies at 87
  • 1991-10-29 Donald Churchill, playwright, dies of heart attack at 60
  • 1992-01-09 Bill Naughton [William John Francis Naughton], English playwright (Alfie), dies at 81
  • 1992-08-13 Bill Elverman, playwright/actor (After Hours), dies at 40
  • 1992-09-19 Frederick Combs, American stage and screen actor (The Boys In The Band), playwright, and director, dies of AIDS at 56
  • 1992-12-12 Suzanne Lilar, Belgian essayist, novelist and playwright (b. 1901)
  • 1993-01-18 Mia Meijer, Dutch playwright/director (Machine Child), dies
  • 1993-01-20 Joseph Anthony [Deuster], American playwright, actor, and director (Matchmaker, Tomorrow), dies at 80
  • 1993-05-27 Roger MacDougall, Scottish playwright and screenwriter (The Man in the White Suit), dies at 82
  • 1994-01-01 Werner Schwab, Austrian playwright (Female Presidents) & artist, dies at 35
  • 1994-03-14 Abdelkader Alloula, Algerian playwright, murdered
  • 1994-03-28 Eugene Ionesco, Romanian-French playwright (Rhinoceros, Bald Soprano), dies at 84
  • 1994-07-04 Arthur Berry, English artist and playwright, dies at 69
  • 1994-08-08 Leonid Leonov, Russian writer and playwright (Russky Lesson), dies at 95
  • 1994-08-14 Alice Childress, American playwright, actress and writer, dies at 77
  • 1994-12-04 Julio Ramon Ribeyro, Peruvian playwright, dies at 66
  • 1994-12-23 Sebastian Shaw, British actor, director, playwright and poet (High Season, Ace of Spades, Caste), dies of natural causes at 89
  • 1994-12-24 John Osborne, English playwright (Entertainer, Look Back in Anger, Luther, dies at 65
  • 1995-01-06 Karl Guttmann, Austrian-Dutch playwright and director (Pinter), dies at 81
  • 1995-01-23 Ken Hill, English playwright and director, dies at 57
  • 1995-01-23 Peter Ambrose Cyprian Luke, playwright, dies at 75
  • 1995-02-14 Michael Vincent Gazzo, American actor/playwright (The Godfather Part II), dies at 71
  • 1995-02-14 Michael V Gazzo, American playwright and actor (The Godfather Part II, Fear City), dies of complications from a stroke at 71
  • 1995-02-21 Robert Bolt, British playwright (Doctor Zhivago, Bounty), dies at 70
  • 1995-02-22 Emmanuel Roblès, Algerian-French novelist and playwright (Lesson Hauteurs), dies at 80
  • 1995-03-16 Albert Maurice Hackett, playwright/screenwriter, dies at 95
  • 1995-03-20 Sidney Kingsley, US playwright (Pulitzer prize 1934), dies at 88
  • 1995-06-07 Joseph Tomelty, Irish actor and playwright (Bedevilled, Moby-Dick, Melba), dies at 85
  • 1995-08-17 Howard Koch, American playwright and screenwriter, dies at 92
  • 1995-08-20 Vladimír Škutina, Czechoslovakian writer and actor (Hvezda jede na jih), dies of cancer at 64
  • 1995-11-07 John Patrick, American screenwriter and playwright (Pulitzer Prize 1954), commits suicide at 90
  • 1996-02-09 Gerald Savory, British actor playwright and TV producer (Heart of the Matter), dies at 86
  • 1996-03-03 Marguerite Duras, French novelist and playwright (Sea Wall), dies at 81
  • 1996-05-31 Colin Morris, playwright/documentary filmmaker, dies at 80
  • 1996-06-11 Lonne Elder, playwright/screenwriter, dies at 69
  • 1996-07-01 Steve Tesich, screenwriter/playwright, dies at 53
  • 1996-08-05 Frank Marcus, German playwright and critic, dies at 68
  • 1996-08-13 W Gordon Smith, playwright, dies at 67
  • 1996-11-16 George Byatt, Scottish playwright (The Clyde Is Red), dies at 73
  • 1996-11-16 Jack Popplewell, British composer and playwright (If I Should Fall In Love Again), dies at 87
  • 1996-12-08 Marin Sorescu, Romanian poet, playwright and artist (Iona, House under surveillance), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • 1997-08-25 Robert Pinget, French novelist (The Interrogation) and playwright, dies at 78
  • 1998-10-28 James Goldman, American screenwriter and playwright (The Lion in Winter) dies of a heart attack at 71
  • 1999-02-20 Sarah Kane, English playwright (b. 1971)
  • 1999-03-16 Gratien Gélinas, Quebec playwright and director (b. 1909)
  • 2000-09-14 Beah Richards, American actress, poet, playwright and author (Roots, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), dies at 80
  • 2001-05-13 Jason Miller, American actor and writer (Exorcist, Light of Day), dies at 62
  • 2001-07-24 Georges Dor, Canadian author, composer, singer and playwright (b. 1931)
  • 2002-01-11 Henri Verneuil, French-Armenian playwright and film director (Mélodie en sous-sol), dies at 81
  • 2002-04-02 Henry Slesar, American writer and playwright (The Edge of Night), dies at 74
  • 2002-06-14 June Jordan, Caribbean-American playwright and poet (His Own Where), dies at 65
  • 2002-10-23 Adolph Green, American lyricist and playwright (It's Always Fair Weather), dies at 87
  • 2003-04-20 Ruth Hale, American playwright and actress (b. 1908)
  • 2003-09-25 Herb Gardner, American playwright (b. 1934)
  • 2004-01-21 Yordan Radichkov, Bulgarian writer and playwright (The Tied Up Balloon), dies at 74

Famous Playwrights