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Elaine May (I)


Elaine May was born on April 21, 1932 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Elaine Iva Berlin. She is an actress and writer, known for The Birdcage (1996), A New Leaf (1971) and Primary Colors (1998). She was previously married to David L. Rubinfine, Sheldon Harnick and Marvin May. See full bio »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Birdcage
The Birdcage Writer
(1996)
A New Leaf
A New Leaf Henrietta Lowell
(1971)
Primary Colors
(1998)
Ishtar
Ishtar Writer
(1987)

Filmography

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 1994 Wolf
Operator (voice, uncredited)
 1990 In the Spirit
Marianne Flan
 1976 Mikey and Nicky
Woman on TV (voice, uncredited)
 1967 Bach to Bach (Short)
Woman
 1967 The Graduate
Girl with Note for Benjamin (uncredited)
 1967 Luv
Ellen Manville
 1967 Enter Laughing
Angela Marlowe
 1958 Omnibus (TV Series)
Show Show Writer (11 credits)
Show Show Director (5 credits)
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
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Show Show Self (23 credits)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Broadway Evening" on Broadway. Also in cast: Mike Nichols. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Esther Dale

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

If all of the people who hate Ishtar had seen it, I would be a rich woman. See more »

Trivia:

After working together on Heaven Can Wait (1978) and Reds (1981), Warren Beatty commissioned Elaine to help him develop and write a biopic of Howard Hughes. May's script was one of several that Beatty developed over the years, along with Howard Hughes scripts by Bo Goldman and Robert Towne, among others. It is uncertain if any of May's original work has made its way into the upcoming Warren ... See more »

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