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David Mamet

Playwright David Mamet

Profession: Playwright

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Mamet is an American playwright and film director. His work begun first with a trio of plays in the 1970s, including 'The Duck Variations.'

Later he has come to direct feature films: 'House of Games' (1987), 'Homicide' (1991), and 'The Spanish Prisoner' (1997).

He is perhaps best known for 'Heist' (2001), which starred Gene Hackman, Danny DeVito, and Delroy Lindo.

Born: November 30, 1947
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Age: 73 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Married Life

  • 1977-12-21 American Jewish playwright and screenwriter "Glengarry Glen Ross" David Mamet marries 1st wife actress Lindsay Crouse
  • 1991-09-22 American Jewish playwright and screenwriter David Mamet marries 2nd wife, English actress Rebecca Pidgeon

Historical Events

  • 1976-01-26 David Mamet's "American Buffalo" premieres in NYC
  • 1977-10-20 David Mamet's "Life in the Theater" premieres in NYC
  • 1983-09-21 David Mamet's "Glengarry Glen Ross" premieres in London
  • 1988-05-02 David Mamet's "Speed-the-Plow" premieres in NYC

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