George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Death 2 Nov 1950 (aged 94)
Ayot St Lawrence, Welwyn Hatfield District, Hertfordshire, England
Burial 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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Playwright. George Bernard Shaw is one of the worlds greatest playwrights. He was born in Dublin, Ireland, moving to London at the age of twenty. Known for his piercing wit and devastating exposure of hypocrisy, he was highly individualistic. He often expressed opinions on art and music; he 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 "Caesar and Cleopatra" in 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 who had died in 1943, and scattered in the garden of his home, Shaw's Corner. He had lived there from 1906 until his death. The house, which now in the care of the National Trust, was opened to the public on the March 17, 1951 by the actress Dame Edith Evans.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for George Bernard Shaw (26 Jul 1856–2 Nov 1950), Find a Grave Memorial no. 21639, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered, who reports a Scattered in the Graden of their home, Shaws Corner in Ayot Saint Lawrence, Hertfordshire, England.