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Edward Albee, Pulitzer-Prize Winning Playwright, Dies at 88

Friday, 16 Sep 2016 08:39 PM

Edward Albee, who shocked Broadway audiences with his play "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" in 1962, died in his sleep in Montauk, Long Island in New York. He was 88.

Although "Virginia Woolf" was denied the Pulitzer Prize for being too controversial, Albee won Pulitzers for "A Delicate Balance," "Seascape" and "Three Tall Women."

Albee was adopted and raised in Westchester County, N.Y. He was expelled from Trinity College for skipping classes and left home for Greenwich Village to learn to write plays. His first play was "The Zoo Story," while his most recent was "The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?"

He received a special Tony for lifetime achievement in 2005.

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Edward Albee, who shocked Broadway audiences with his play Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? in 1962, died in his sleep in Montauk, Long Island in New York. He was 88.Although Virginia Woolf was denied the Pulitzer Prize for being too controversial, Albee won Pulitzers...
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