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Robert W. Anderson

AKA Robert Woodruff Anderson

Born: 28-Apr-1917
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 9-Feb-2009
Location of death: Manhattan, NY
Cause of death: Pneumonia

Gender: Male
Religion: Protestant [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Playwright

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Tea and Sympathy

Military service: US Navy (WWII)


[1] Fred Zinnemann: An Autobiography: A Life in the Movies (1992), p.163

Father: James Hewston Anderson
Mother: Myra Grigg
Wife: Phyllis Stohl (m. 24-Jun-1940, d. 1956)
Wife:
Teresa Wright (actress, m. 11-Dec-1959, div. 1978)

    High School: Phillips Exeter Academy (1931-35)
    University: BA, Harvard University (1939)
    University: MA, Harvard University (1940)

    Risk Factors: Alzheimer's

Author of books:
After (1973, novel)
Getting Up and Going Home (1978, novel)

Wrote plays:
Tea and Sympathy (1953, novel)
All Summer Long (1955, adapted from Donald Wetzel)
Silent Night, Lonely Night (1960)
You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running (1967)
I Never Sang for My Father (1968)
Absolute Strangers (1991)
The Last Act Is a Solo (1991)


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