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George Bernard Shaw
Birth: Jul. 26, 1856
County Dublin, Ireland
Death: Nov. 2, 1950
Ayot St Lawrence
Hertfordshire, England

George Bernard Shaw is one of the worlds greatest playwrights. He was born in Dublin, Ireland, moving to London at the age of 20. Known for his piercing wit and devastating exposure of hypocrisy, Shaw was highly individualistic. He often expressed opinions on art and music and was a keen supporter of the Communist movement and was a staunch vegetarian. He wrote many plays including Man and Superman, Heartbreak House, Back to Methuselah, Saint Joan, , Pygmalion, Apple Cart and Buoyant Billions. His Hollywood productions included Caeser and Cleopatra (1945) starring Vivien Leigh, Claude Rains and Stewart Grainger and Pygmalion, for which he won an Oscar for best screenplay in 1938. Following his death in 1950, Shaw was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium, London. His ashes were mixed together with those of his wife, Charlotte Payne-Townshend (died in 1943), and scattered in the garden of his home, Shaws Corner. He had lived there from 1906 until his death. The house, now in the care of the National Trust, was opened to the public on the 17th March, 1951 by the actress Dame Edith Evans. (bio by: Kieran Smith) 
Family links: 
  George Carr Shaw (1814 - 1885)
  Charlotte Payne-Townshend Shaw (1857 - 1943)
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Scattered in the Graden of their home, Shaws Corner in Ayot Saint Lawrence, Hertfordshire, England
Plot: His ashes, mixed with those of his wife, were scattered in the garden of his home, Shaws Corner. The
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George Bernard Shaw
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George Bernard Shaw
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George Bernard Shaw
Added by: Kieran Smith
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Charlotte, T.E. would have loved seeing the mistake in the obit calling you an "actress." Thank you for loving him. Tulips for the many-coloured cloaks of his bodyguard...
- Tobi Walker
 Added: Sep. 1, 2016

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