Edward Albee

Edward Albee

Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Death 16 Sep 2016 (aged 88)
Montauk, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered, Specifically: Ashes scattered over his estate in Montauk, New York
Memorial ID 170006367 · View Source
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Pulitzer Prize Winning Playwright. A prolific writer, he will be remembered for his penning of the play "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (1962), which earned him a Tony Award. The motion picture adaptation (1966) which starred Elizabeth Taylor (who won an Academy Award) and Richard Burton received an Academy Award nomination. Additionally, Albee was known for his receiving of three Pulitzer Prizes for his works "A Delicate Balance" (1967), "Seascape" (1975) and "Three Tall Women" (1994). Born Edward Harvey, he was adopted while an infant by a couple who had a successful career on the Vaudeville circuit. After briefly studying at Trinity College, he relocated to Greenwich Village and lived off his family's money, while defining his writing style. He made his debut as a playwright with "The Zoo Story" which opened on stage in Germany in 1959. He received an additional Tony Award for "The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?" (2002).

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