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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), Primary Colors (1998) and A New Leaf (1971). 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)
Primary Colors
(1998)
A New Leaf
A New Leaf Henrietta Lowell
(1971)
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)
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Other Works:

"An Evening with Mike Nichols and Elaine May," was performed at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey. 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 »

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Wrote an unused treatment for the Paramount story idea Runaway Bride (1999), during the early 1990's. The idea for the movie was originally conceived in the late 1980's by Paramount executives, who hired screenwriters Josann McGibbon & Sara Parriott to flesh out the story and write the script. Their script was completed in 1989 and was in development for 9 years. During that time, Paramount hired... See more »

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