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Lanford Wilson

Lanford WilsonAKA Lanford Eugene Wilson

Born: 13-Apr-1937
Birthplace: Lebanon, MO
Died: 24-Mar-2011
Location of death: Sag Harbor, NY
Cause of death: Illness

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay [1]
Occupation: Playwright

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Hot L Baltimore

A co-founder of the Circle Repertory Theatre Company in New York City.


[1] Openly gay. Numerous of his plays involve gay themes. Gabriele Griffin, Who's Who In Lesbian and Gay Writing (2002), page 282. Also, Annette J. Saddik, Martin Halliwell, Andy Mousley, Contemporary American Drama (2007), page 152.

Father: Ralph Eugene Wilson
Mother: Violetta Tate

    High School: (near Ozark, graduated 1955)
    University:
San Diego State University (briefly)
    University: University of Chicago

    Pulitzer Prize for Drama 1980 for Talley's Folly

Wrote plays:
So Long at the Fair (1963)
Balm in Gilead (1965)
The Rimers of Eldritch (1967)
Home Free! (1968)
The Madness of Lady Bright (1968)
The Gingham Dog (1969)
Lemon Sky (1970)
The Great Nebula in Orion (1971)
The Hot L Baltimore (1973)
The Mound Builders (1975)
The 5th of July (1978)
Talley's Folly, A Tale Told (1981)
Angels Fall (1982)
Talley and Son (1985)
Burn This (1987)
Redwood Curtain (1993)
Sympathetic Magic (1998)
Book of Days (2000)



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