Lanford Wilson (Writer) | Playbill

Lanford Wilson

Writer, Translator

Lanford Wilson, a playwright who emerged out of the scrappy Off-Off-Broadway scene to compose humane, lyrical dramas of American life that played on Broadway and in theatres around the world, died March 24 2011 after an illness, his longtime director Marshall W. Mason told friends and colleagues via Facebook.

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  • Born: Apr 13, 1937 in Lebanon, Missouri
  • Death: Mar 24, 2011 in Wayne, NJ


Drama Desk Award
1967 Vernon Rice Award The Rimers of Eldrich Winner
New York Drama Critics' Circle
1980 Best Play Winner
1973 Best American Play The Hot l Baltimore Winner
Pulitzer Prize
1980 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winner

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