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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)

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 2016 Untitled Woody Allen Project (TV Series)
- Episode #1.5 (2016)
- Episode #1.4 (2016)
- Episode #1.3 (2016)
- Episode #1.2 (2016)
- Episode #1.6 (2016)
 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)
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Stage: Wrote "Adult Entertainment", opened off-Broadway, directed by Stanley Donen. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Esther Dale
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Personal Quote:

I'm a pariah at dinner parties because I don't get all this about Lincoln. It's not like he wanted to free the slaves right away. And all that death. Why didn't we just stop buying cotton? See more »

Trivia:

So brief was her 70s marriage to lyricist Sheldon Harnick of Fiddler on the Roof (1971) fame, the joke went that Elaine got custody of the cake. See more »

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Taurus

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