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Edward Albee

Playwright Edward Albee

Full Name: Edward Franklin Albee III
Profession: Playwright

United States of America

Biography: As one of America's greatest modern playwrights, Albee is most known for "The Zoo Story" (1958), "The Sandbox" (1959), "The American Dream" (1961), and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (1962).

Albee has received numerous theatrical honors including a Tony Award and three Pulitzer Prizes.

Born: March 12, 1928
Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Pisces

Died: September 16, 2016 (aged 88)

Historical Events

  • 1959-09-28 Edward Franklin Albee's play "Zoo Story" premieres in Berlin
  • 1961-01-24 Edward Albee's "American Dream" premieres in NYC
  • 1962-10-13 Edward Albee's play "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" opens on Broadway featuring actress Uta Hagen
  • 1964-12-30 Edward Albee's "Tiny Alice" premieres in NYC
  • 1966-09-22 Edward Albee's play "Delicate Balance" premieres in NYC (Pulitzer Prize for Drama 1967)
  • 1975-01-26 Edward Albee's "Seascape" premieres in NYC
  • 1980-01-30 Edward Albee's "Lady from Dubuque" premieres in NYC

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