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Overview (1)

Date of Birth 25 June 1935Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Larry Kramer was born on June 25, 1935 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for The Normal Heart (2014), How to Survive a Plague (2012) and Women in Love (1969). He has been married to William David Webster since July 24, 2013.

Spouse (1)

William David Webster (24 July 2013 - present)

Trivia (7)

Founded ACT UP in 1987, an AIDS advocacy and protest group.
Barbra Streisand bought the film rights to Kramer's play, "The Normal Heart", in 1985. However, Kramer withdrew them in 1995, after Streisand had not made the film in 10 years. Streisand had planned to direct the film after The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996), but that production was so problematic that she could not face directing again so soon. Kramer claimed Streisand preferred to do other work, instead, thereby blocking other directors from making the film. His memorable comment on Streisand's hesitance was "P*ss or get off the pot!".
Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors". New Revision Series, Vol. 132, pp. 217-222. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2005.
His play, "The Normal Heart", performed at the Next Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois, was awarded the 1987 Joseph Jefferson Award for Play Production.
Nominated for the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the play "The Destiny of Me".
In July 2013, Kramer's marriage, at age 78, to architect David Webster, 66, took place in a New York City hospital where Kramer was recovering from surgery.
His play, "The Normal Heart" at the TimeLine Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois was awarded the 2014 Joseph Jefferson Equity Award for Midsize Play Production.

Personal Quotes (2)

[on the Pavilion on Fire Island] You don't separate the Pavilion from other parts that burned down. It's like St. Tropez] it's one of the great watering spas of social culture. It is the gray place to go during the summer, and it has been for many years, since I was very young. I hope they can get it ready for next summer.
[his response, 2015, to the question "What is your favorite piece of work?"] They're all my children. I love them all. I'm not ready to go yet. I've still got so much more work to do.

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