Photograph of American dramatist Edward Albee.

Edward Albee

(1928 - 2016)

After writing a number of one-act plays, among them The Zoo Story and The American Dream, Edward Albee completed his first full-length play, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, in 1962. Four years later, the screen version, adapted by Ernest Lehman and directed by Mike Nichols, became the only film to be nominated in every Academy Award category for which it was eligible. Albee received Pulitzer prizes for A Delicate Balance in 1967, Seascape in 1975, and Three Tall Women in 1994. 

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