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Edward Albee

Edward Albee

Edward Franklin Albee (born March 12, 1928) is a leading American playwright, for many the most important one alive.

He was born in Washington, DC and was adopted two weeks later and taken to Westchester County, New York. Albee's father owned a chain of theatres, where Edward would hang out, but he only began writing plays when he was 30.

Edward Albee's plays are decidedly unique; one of his main influences has been Samuel Beckett and he is credited with being one of the first American playwrights of the school of thought known as Absurdism. His style is not as surreal as many Absurdists, but Albee's plays reflect the philosophy that life is inherently absurd.

Albee is a member of the Dramatists Guild Council, and President of the Edward F. Albee Foundation, Inc. He received the Gold Medal in Drama from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters in 1980, and in 1996 the Kennedy Center Honors and the National Medal of Arts.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Edward Albee Facts

Birth NameEdward Franklin Albee
OccupationScreenwriter
BirthdayMarch 12, 1928 (89)
SignPisces
BirthplaceWashington DC, District of Columbia, USA

Selected Filmography

Charlie Rose with Tim Russert & Jonathan Alter; Edward Albee & George Grizzard; Hugh Hewitt
Charlie Rose with Ephraim Sneh; Agnes Jaoui; Edward Albee
Charlie Rose with Suzan-Lori Parks; Edward Albee, Mercedes Ruehl & Bill Pullman; Billy Crudup & Kate Burton
Charlie Rose with Jean-Marie Colombani & Walter Wells; Richard Reeves; Edward Albee
Charlie Rose
The Legacy Project: Edward Albee
The Best of A Conversation With.....Kathleen Turner and Edward Albee / Julian Bond and Jonathan Capehart / Julianne Moore and Christine Vachon
Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
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