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Terrence McNally

Terrence McNally was born on November 3, 1939 in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA. He is a writer and actor, known for Frankie and Johnny (1991), Love! Valour! Compassion! (1997) and The Ritz (1976). See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Frankie and Johnny
The Ritz
The Ritz Writer
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 2012 Corpus Christi: Playing with Redemption (Documentary) (play)
 2000 Common Ground (TV Movie) (written by - segment "M. Roberts")
 1997 Love! Valour! Compassion! (play) / (screenplay)
 1992 The Last Mile (TV Short)
 1991 Frankie and Johnny (play "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair De Lune") / (screenplay)
  American Playhouse (TV Series) (play - 1 episode, 1990) (screenplay - 1 episode, 1990)
- Andre's Mother (1990) ... (play) / (screenplay)
 1989 Trying Times (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Good Life (1989) ... (writer)
 1988 Sam Found Out: A Triple Play (TV Movie) (written by - segment "2")
 1984 Mama Malone (TV Series) (written by - 7 episodes)
- Back to Basics (1984) ... (written by)
- A Call from the Vatican (1984) ... (written by)
- Even Dino Gets the Blues (1984) ... (written by)
- Shall We Dance? (1984) ... (written by)
- A New Neighbor (1984) ... (written by)
 1979 3 by Cheever (TV Mini-Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- The 5:48 (1979) ... (teleplay)
 1976 The Ritz (play) / (screenplay)
  New York Television Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode, 1968) (play: "Last Gasps" - 1 episode, 1969)
- Foul! (1969) ... (play: "Last Gasps")
- Apple Pie (1968)
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Other Works:

The Rink (1984). Musical. Book by Terrence McNally. Lyrics by Fred Ebb. Music by John Kander. Choreographed by Graciela Daniele. Assistant Choreographer: Tina Paul. Directed by A.J. Antoon. Martin Beck Theatre: 9 Feb 1984- 4 Aug 1984 (204 performances + 29 previews that began on 12 Jan 1984. Cast: Liza Minnelli (as "Angel"), ... See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Article | See more »

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Terrence Mc Nally

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[re turning plays into movies] Get the best director you can who really shares your viewpoint, and really fight hard for the actors you want. With "The Ritz," I had some enticing offers to do it with some stars and more famous directors, but I never have regretted that decision [to keep most of the original Broadway cast]. What I liked most about my first two movies is that they preserved great ... See more »


He was awarded the 1988 Drama Logue Award for Outstanding Writing for "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair De Lune" at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California. See more »

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