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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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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:

What is important in life and art? You know, when I was very young, I thought it didn't matter what happened to me when I died so long as my work was immortal. As I age, I think, Well, perhaps if I had to trade dying right now and being immortal was just living on, I would choose living on. See more »

Trivia:

Did major uncredited rewrites at Dustin Hoffman's request during production on Tootsie (1982). See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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