His play, "Two for the Seesaw", was performed at the Theatre Royal in Brighton, East Sussex, England in 1958 and at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London, England in 1959 with Peter Finch
and Gerry Jedd
in the cast. Arthur Penn
was the director.
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[Following his wife's death] Writers go bad when the angels desert them. Dylan Thomas
was a marvelous poet and drank himself to death. Somewhere along the way the angel deserted him. An angel has left me too, but the writing angel is still with me.
Won two Tony Awards in 1960 for "The Miracle Worker:" as Best Author (Dramatic) and as author of the Best Play winner. He was also nominated two other times: in 1958 as author of Best Play nominee "Two for the Seesaw," and in 1965 as co-author, with Clifford Odets
, of the book for Best Musical nominee "Golden Boy."