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August Wilson

Playwright August Wilson

Profession: Playwright

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Won a Pulitzer Prize in 1987 for his play "Fences".

Born: April 27, 1945
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus

Died: October 2, 2005 (aged 60)

Historical Events

  • 1984-10-11 August Wilson's "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" premieres in NYC
  • 1987-03-26 August Wilson's "Fences" premieres at the 46th Street Theatre, New York City in NYC; wins Pulitzer Prize for Drama, 4 Tony and 3 Drama desk Awards
  • 1987-04-16 August Wilson's "Fences" wins 1987 Pulitzer Prize for drama
  • 1988-01-09 August Wilson's "Piano Lesson" premieres in Boston
  • 1990-04-16 August Wilson's play "The Piano Lesson", starring Charles S. Dutton, opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC for 320 performances

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