Playwright Edward Albee dies at the age of 88

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23 September, 2016

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? was later adapted into an Oscar-winning movie directed by Mike Nichols and starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton as a troubled married couple, and it was most recently revived on Broadway for another Tony-winning turn in 2012.

Albee's assistant was quoted as saying by BBC that he died on Friday at his home on Long Island near NY. Albee assistant Jackob Hold.

The acclaimed author and Pulitzer victor died on Friday at his home in Montauk, on New York's Long Island.

Albee, regarded as the greatest playwright of his generation, was known for his candid and humorous works that skewered the underside of family, marriage, and American life.

Albee was awarded Pulitzers for A Delicate Balance, Seascape and Three Tall Women. In 1963 Albee's now-iconic drama, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, was selected by the drama jury, but the advisory committee reversed the decision, electing to not award a prize in the drama category that year. "I feel the need to translate a lot of what happens to me, a lot of what I think, into a play".

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Albee, who was gay, died Friday at his home in Montauk, on New York's Long Island, after a brief illnes, The New York Times reports. Michael McKean wrote: "There was only one Edward Albee".

The 2000s saw a pair of major Broadway revivals of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Born March 12, 1928, Albee was adopted shortly thereafter and grew up in Larchmont, N.Y. Running 582 performances, Albee took home Obie and Drama Desk Awards.

"The Zoo Story" became the writer's first piece that was staged.

His longtime partner, sculptor Jonathan Thomas, died of cancer in 2005.


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