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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)
Show Show Archive footage (8 credits)

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Other Works:

Stage: Wrote the play, "Hot Line," at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, IL. 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:

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:

Was originally hired by Warner Bros. to write the script for the remake of the 1985 German film Men... (1985) from Doris Dörrie. WB has owned the remake writes for 30 years and has commissioned numerous drafts from different writers, but Elaine May's draft was stalled in development and eventually tossed out. In 2006, WB hired Allan Loeb to write a new draft with Todd Phillips attached to direct.... See more »

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Taurus

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