Thomas Meehan

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Thomas Edward Meehan (August 14, 1929 – August 21, 2017) was an American writer. He was best known for Annie, The Producers, and Hairspray. Meehan wrote books for musicals Young Frankenstein and Cry-Baby. Meehan also co-wrote the book for Elf: The Musical and Limelight: The Story of Charlie Chaplin.[1]

Meehan won a Primetime Emmy Award in 1970, six Drama Desk Awards, and three Tony Awards.

Meehan was born in Ossining, New York, but grew up in Suffern, New York.[2] He graduated from Hamilton College.[2]

Meehan died on August 21, 2017 in Greenwich Village, New York City from cancer and surgical complications at the age of 88.[3]

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  1. "'Annie,' 'The Producers' writer Thomas Meehan dies at 88". WCVB News. August 22, 2017. Retrieved August 22, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Thomas Meehan bio", accessed March 12, 2011. according to this biography, Meehan was born in 1929)
  3. "Thomas Meehan, Tony-Winning Writer of 'Annie', Dies at 88 Playbill, August 22, 2017

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