Murray Schisgal

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Murray Schisgal (November 25, 1926 – October 1, 2020) was an American playwright and screenwriter.[1] He was born in New York City. He wrote the screenplay for Tootsie.

His 1965 Broadway debut, Luv, was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play and for Best Author of a Play.

His other plays include Jimmy Shine, 74 Georgia Avenue,[2] Naked Old Man and All Over Town.[3]

Schisgal died on October 1, 2020 at his home in Port Chester, New York at the age of 93.[4]

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  1. "Murray Schisgal". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2020-10-03.
  2. "74 Georgia Avenue, a play by Murray Schisgal". 2011. Archived from the original on January 16, 2011. Retrieved August 14, 2011.
  3. "Murray Schisgal Biography". 2011. Retrieved August 14, 2011.
  4. Murray Schisgal, Who Brought the Absurd to the Mainstream, Dies at 93