Edward Albee

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Edward Albee
Edward Albee in the 1980s
Born (1928-03-12)March 12, 1928
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Died September 16, 2016(2016-09-16) (aged 88)
Montauck, New York, U.S.
Occupation Dramatist
Nationality American
Period 1958–2016
Notable work(s) Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
The Zoo Story
The American Dream
The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?
Notable award(s) Pulitzer Prize for Drama (1967, 1975, and 1994)
Tony Award (1963 and 2002)
National Medal of Arts (1996)
Special Tony Award (2005)


Edward Franklin Albee III (/ˈɔːlb/ AWL-bee; March 12, 1928 – September 16, 2016) was an American playwright. He was known for works such as The Zoo Story (1958), The Sandbox (1959), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1962), and a rewrite of the book for the unsuccessful musical Breakfast at Tiffany's (1966), an adaptation of Truman Capote's 1958 novella of the same name.[1]

Albee was openly gay and stated that he first knew he was gay at age 12 and a half.[2]

Albee died on September 16, 2016 at his home in Montauck, New York from complications of diabetes, aged 88.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Biography and Video Interview of Edward Albee at Academy of Achievement". Achievement.org. Retrieved 2012-05-21. 
  2. Shulman, Randy (March 10, 2011). "Who's Afraid of Edward Albee?". Metro Weekly. Archived from the original on April 12, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20140412220903/http://www.metroweekly.com/feature/?ak=6070. 
  3. Howard, Adam (September 16, 2016). "Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Edward Albee Dead at 88". NBC News. Retrieved September 17, 2016. 

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