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Edward Albee

Biography

Playwright who all wrote Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, which won the 1963 Tony Prize for Greatest Play. He was expelled from two high institutions and a armed forces academy for his unpleasant behavior. He attemptedto make a musical edition of Breakfast time at Tiffany’s, nonetheless it was unsuccessful. He understood that he was homosexual at age group 12. His play, Who’s Scared of Virginia Woolf, was converted to a film starring Elizabeth Taylor.

Quick Facts


Full Name Edward Albee
Date Of Birth March 12, 1928
Died September 16, 2016, Montauk, New York, United States
Place Of Birth Virginia
Profession Playwright
Education Valley Forge Military Academy and College, Lawrenceville School, Choate Rosemary Hall, Trinity College, Rye Country Day School
Nationality American
Parents Reed A. Albee, Frances Cotter
Awards Tony Award for Best Play, Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Kennedy Center Honors, National Medal of Arts, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement, PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award, Drama Desk Special Award, Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Revival, Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album, Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play, Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement, St. Louis Literary Award, The Helen Hayes Tribute, sponsored by Jaylee Mead, New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play, Obie Award for Distinguished Plays, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding New Playwright, GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding New York Theater: Broadway and Off-Broadway, Evelyn F. Burkey Award, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Broadway Play, American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Drama, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play, Outer Critics Circle Award for Playwright of the Season, Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement
Nominations Virgin Atlantic Best New Play, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director of a Play, New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best American Play, Tony Award for Best Author, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding New Play (American)
Movies Making the Boys, The Ballad of the Sad Cafe, A Delicate Balance, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Judy Garland: The Concert Years
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#Fact
1He was awarded the 2005 Back Stage Garland Award for Best Playwriting for "The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?" at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
2His play, "The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?," at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California was awarded the 2005 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Distinguished Production.
3He was awarded the 2005 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Distinguished Playwriting for "The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?" at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
4His play, "The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?" at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California was awarded the 2005 Back Stage Garland Award for Best Production.
5His play, "The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?," at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California was awarded the 2005 Los Angeles Stage Alliance Ovation Award for Play (Large Theatre).
6His play, "The Sandbox," was awarded the 1990 Drama Logue Award for Outstanding Production at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
7His play, "The Zoo Story," was awarded the 1990 Drama Logue Award for Outstanding Production at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
8In 2014, his first one-act play "The Zoo Story" was staged in Athens, Greece, by THE.AM.A. (Theatre for People with Disabilities), the only professional Greek theatre composed mainly by actors and actresses with physical disabilities as well as by Thespians with no disabilities, such as Michalis Tamboukas who played Jerry. The park bench (where Peter meets Jerry) was theatrically 'transcribed' in the wheelchair used by Panos Zournatzidis, the excellent actor who played Peter, and the production was noted as an acclaimed performance, brilliantly directed by Vassilis Oikonomou, an actor with a physical disability and renowned director who founded this theatre group in 2010. After the performances in Athens, the production continued on tour in other cities of Greece with a fine cast which also included Vassilis Oikonomou, Christina Toumba, Giorgos Iliakis, Maria Mourelatou, Efi Toumba, Aimiliani Avraam and Marina Besiri in roles of persons that come from Jerry's narration, and in their way of existing in his state of being, they get life on stage, some of them in animal figures. The documentary THE.AM.A. (2014), directed by Eliana Perifanou and Maria Sidiropoulou, was filmed mainly during the rehearsals and the performance of "The Zoo Story", depicting the work of this exquisite theatre group. On the occasion of World Theatre Day (WTD) March 27, the documentary was broadcast that day in 2015 by the Greek TV network of Public Television.
9His play, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?", at the Steppenwolf Theater Company in Chicago, Illinois, was nominated for the 2011 Equity Joseph Jefferson Award for Production of a Play (Large).
10His play, "The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?", at the Remy Bumppo Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois, was awarded the 2011 Equity Joseph Jefferson Award for Production of a Play (Midsize).
11His play, "A Delicate Balance", at the Redtwist Theatre in Chicago, Illinois, was nominated for the 2011 Non-Equity Joseph Jefferson Award for Production of a Play.
12Edward Albee won the 1967 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the play "A Delicate Balance", the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the play "Seascape" and the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the play "Three Tall Women" He was nominated for the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the play "The Play about the Baby" and the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the play "The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?".
13Was nominated for the 1965 Tony Award (New York City) for the Author (Drama) for "Tiny Alice".
14His favorite actress (his muse) is Marian Seldes. She has appeared in nearly all of his performed plays and also holds the world record for most performances of the same role.
151996: Awarded the American National Medal of the Arts by the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, DC.
16Served as a guest instructor in the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University in the early to mid-1980s.
17Adopted as an infant, he was the scion of one of America's most distinguished theatrical families. His paternal grandfather, E.F. Albee, was a legendary vaudeville impresario, and his father, George Sumner Albee, was a playwright and occasional screenwriter.
18Won two Tony Awards as author of Best Play winners: in 1963 for "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and in 2002 for "Edward Albee's The Goat or Who Is Sylvia?" He has also been Tony-nominated five other times: in 1964 as author of Best Play nominee "The Ballad of the Sad Cafe;" in 1965 as Best Author (Dramatic) and as author of Best Play nominee "Tiny Alice;" and, also as author of a Best Play nominee, in 1967 for "A Delicate Balance" and in 1975 for "Seascape".
191/92: Was arrested on a beach in Key Biscayne, FL, for indecent exposure. Charges were dropped when it was determined that he had removed his swimming trunks only to rinse out the sand that was in them, and had not done anything that could result in criminal charges.


Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Great Performances1976TV Series play - 1 episode
A História do Jardim Zoológico1974TV Movie play
A Delicate Balance1973play
Wie is er bang voor Virginia Woolf?1973TV Movie play
Nijinsky: Unfinished Project1970
New York Television Theatre1970TV Series play - 1 episode
Zoo Story1968TV Movie
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?1966play - uncredited
Den amerikanske drøm1966TV Movie
ITV Play of the WeekTV Series writer - 1 episode, 1965 play "The Death of Bessie Smith" - 1 episode, 1965
Eläintarhatarina1965TV Movie play "The Zoo Story"
Zoo Story1964TV Movie
Camera Three1963TV Series 2 episodes
Die Zoogeschichte1963TV Movie novel
Bessie Smiths død1962TV Movie based on play
Der amerikanische Traum1962TV Movie
Playwright at Work1961TV Mini-Series play excerpt - 1 episode
Festival1961TV Series play "The Zoo Story" - 1 episode
ITV Television Playhouse1961TV Series play "Zoo Story" - 1 episode
Performance by Edward Albee1999Video documentary short
Tre långa kvinnor1997TV Movie play
Cui i-e frica de Virginia Woolf?1995TV Movie play
The Ballad of the Sad Cafe1991play
I dyrehagen1989TV Movie play
Vem är rädd för Virginia Woolf?1985TV Movie
Zoo story1980TV Movie play
Alles im Garten1979TV Movie play
Au théâtre ce soir1979TV Series play - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
De plantage1999TV SeriesGesprek met de regisseur

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Applaus2009grateful thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Marian2016Documentary short post-production
Geraldine Page: Stages of a DreamDocumentary post-productionHimself (rumored)
The Stages of Edward Albee2012DocumentaryHimself
Kart Across America2011DocumentaryHimself
Making the Boys2011DocumentaryHimself - Playwright, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts2010TV SpecialHimself
Masterclass2010TV SeriesHimself
My Dog: An Unconditional Love Story2009DocumentaryHimself
Broadway Beat2007TV SeriesHimself
Jack Mitchell: My Life Is Black and White2006DocumentaryHimself
Jeopardy!2006TV SeriesHimself - Video Clue Presenter / Himself - Clue Giver
The Ballad of Greenwich Village2005DocumentaryHimself
Distinguished Artists2005TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Rose1996-2005TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Breakfast with the Arts2005TV SeriesHimself
The 59th Annual Tony Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Lifetime Achievement Award
Working in the Theatre2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Joe Chaikin's Life in the Theatre2004Video documentaryHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts2002TV MovieHimself
The 56th Annual Tony Awards2002TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Play
James Thurber: The Life and Hard Times2000DocumentaryHimself
Performance by Edward Albee1999Video documentary shortHimself
Great Performances1985-1998TV SeriesHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1996TV Special documentaryHimself - Honoree
The 50th Annual Tony Awards1996TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Regional Theatre Award
The South Bank Show1995TV Series documentaryHimself
American Masters1994TV Series documentaryHimself
Waiting for Beckett1993Video documentaryHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1986TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 29th Annual Tony Awards1975TV SpecialHimself
Dinah!1975TV SeriesHimself
The David Frost Show1969TV SeriesHimself
Today1968TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 57th Annual Tony Awards2003TV SpecialHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010Evelyn F. Burkey AwardWriters Guild of America, USA


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#Quote
1[when asked why he writes] It's what I do.
2You gotta have swine to show you where the truffles are.
3If Attila the Hun were alive today, he'd be a drama critic.
4American critics are like American universities. They both have dull and half-dead faculties.


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