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Arnold Wesker

Born: 24-May-1932
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 12-Apr-2016
Location of death: Brighton, England
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Playwright

Nationality: England
Executive summary: The Kitchen

Military service: RAF (1950-52)

Father: Joseph Wesker
Mother: Leah Perlmutter
Wife: Doreen Cecile Bicker ("Dusty", m. 14-Nov-1958, until his death, two sons, one daughter)
Son: Lindsay Joe
Daughter: Tanya Jo (d. 2012)
Son: Daniel
Daughter: Elsa Sarah (product of affair)

    Knighthood 2006
    Risk Factors: Parkinson's

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Author of books:
Fears of Fragmentation (1971, essays)
Six Sundays in January (1971, anthology)
Love Letters on Blue Paper (1974, short stories)
Journey into Journalism (1977, journal)
Said The Old Man to The Young Man (1978, short stories)
Fatlips (1978, juvenile)
Distinctions (1985, anthology)
As Much As I Dare (1994, memoir)
The BIRTH of Shylock and the DEATH of Zero Mostel (1997, journal)
The King's Daughters (1998, short stories)
Honey (2005, novel)
All Things Tire of Themselves (2008, poetry)

Wrote plays:
The Kitchen (1957)
Chicken Soup with Barley (1958)
Roots (1959)
I'm Talking About Jerusalem (1960)
Chips with Everything (1962)
The Four Seasons (1965)
Their Very Own and Golden City (1966)
The Old Ones (1970)
The Friends (1970)
The Journalists (1972)
The Wedding Feast (1974)
Shylock (1976)
Love Letters on Blue Paper (1976)
One More Ride on the Merry-Go-Round (1978)
Caritas (1980)
Sullied Hand (1981)
Annie Wobbler (1982)
Four Portraits of Mothers (1982)
Yardsale (1983)
Cinders (1983)
Whatever Happened To Betty Lemon (1986)
When God Wanted A Son (1986)
Beorhtel's Hill (1988)
The Mistress (1988)
Three Women Talking (1990)
Letter to a Daughter (1990)
Blood Libel (1991)
Wild Spring (1992)
Denial (1997)
Break, My Heart (1997)
Barabbas (2000)
The Kitchen Musical (2000)
Groupie (2001)
Longitude (2002)

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