His play, "Two for The Seesaw," was performed at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey with Shelley Winters and Kevin McCarthy in the cast. Frank Cosaro was 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."