Playwrights in History (Part 5)

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Birthdays 401 - 434 of 434

  • 1950-05-17 Howard Ashman, American playwright and lyricist (Little Shop of Horrors, The Little Mermaid), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1991)
  • 1950-10-18 Wendy Wasserstein, American playwright (The Heidi Chronicles), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1951-02-05 Elizabeth Swados, American composer and playwright (1972 TONY), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1951-08-21 Margo Kane, Canadian playwright, born in Edmonton, Canada
  • 1952-01-11 Bille Brown, Australian actor and playwright
  • 1952-05-08 Beth Henley, actress/playwright (Miss Firecracker), born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • 1953-05-25 Eve Ensler, American playwright (The Vagina Monologues), born in NYC, New York
  • 1954-06-06 Harvey Fierstein, playwright (Torch Song Trilogy, ID4), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1954-08-23 Charles Busch, American actor, screenwriter, playwright and drag queen (The Tale of the Allergist's Wife), in Hartsdale, New York
  • 1955-02-08 Nancy Oliver, American playwright and television writer
  • 1955-02-18 Miles Tredinnick, English playwright, born in Warrington, United Kingdom
  • 1956-07-16 Tony Kushner, American playwright and screenwriter (Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes), born in New York
  • 1956-12-11 Lani Brockman, American actress and theatre director, born in Seattle
  • 1957-12-12 Robert Lepage, French Canadian playwright, born in Quebec, Canada
  • 1957-12-29 Paul Rudnick, American screenwriter & playwright, born in Piscataway, New Jersey
  • 1958-02-04 Werner Schwab, Austrian playwright and artist, born in Graz (d. 1994)
  • 1961-06-09 Aaron Sorkin, American screenwriter and playwright (A Few Good Men, The West Wing), born in New York City
  • 1961-09-24 John Logan, American screenwriter and playwright (Gladiator), born in San Diego, California
  • 1963-02-23 Reza Abdoh, Iranian-born American director and playwright, born in Tehran, Iran (d. 1995)
  • 1964-06-13 Kathy Burke, English actress and playwright (Absolutely Fabulous, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), born in London, England
  • 1964-09-19 Patrick Marber, British playwright (Closer) and comedian, born in London, England
  • 1967-12-23 Tim Fountain, British playwright, born in Dewsbury, United Kingdom
  • 1968-06-15 Adam Rapp, American playwright and author (Red Light Winter), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1969-04-06 Jack Canfora, American playwright
  • 1970-03-26 Martin McDonagh, Anglo-Irish playwright, screenwriter and film director (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), born in London, England
  • 1971-02-03 Sarah Kane, English playwright (d. 1999)
  • 1972-10-10 Jun Lana, Filipino playwright and screenwriter (Shadow Behind The Moon), born in Makati City, Philippines
  • 1973-11-29 Sarah Jones, American playwright, born in Winter Springs, Florida
  • 1977-07-18 Alfian bin Sa'at, Singaporean writer, poet and playwright
  • 1978-02-14 Danai Gurira, American actress & playwright (The Walking Dead, Black Panther), born in Grinnell, Iowa
  • 1979-06-28 Florian Zeller, French novelist (La Fascination du Pire) and playwright, born in Paris
  • 1980-01-16 Lin-Manuel Miranda, American composer and playwright (In The Heights, Hamilton), born in New York City
  • 1982-05-10 Jeremy Gable, American playwright
  • 1983-10-05 Jesse Eisenberg, American actor, author and playwright (The Social Network), born in Queens, New York

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