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Date of Birth 15 October 1918Elyria, Ohio, USA
Date of Death 8 July 1994Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameRobert Edwin Lee

Mini Bio (1)

Robert E. Lee was born on October 15, 1918 in Elyria, Ohio, USA as Robert Edwin Lee. He is known for his work on Inherit the Wind (1960), First Monday in October (1981) and Mame (1974). He was married to Janet Waldo. He died on July 8, 1994 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Spouse (1)

Janet Waldo (1948 - 8 July 1994) (his death) (2 children)

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Was nominated for Broadway's 1966 Tony Award for book written with Jerome Lawrence as part of Best Musical nomination for "Mame."
Brother-in-law of Elizabeth Waldo.
Playwright, lyricist and screenwriter, who usually worked in conjunction with Jerome Lawrence. All together, they collaborated on 39 plays. During World War II, they established the Armed Forces Radio Services, which provided entertainment and news to troops both overseas and stateside. Lee was a graduate of Wesleyan University and co-founder (with Lawrence) of the American Playwrights' Theatre in 1965.

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