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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 »

Known For

Frankie and Johnny
(1991)
The Ritz
The Ritz Writer
(1976)
Common Ground
Common Ground Writer
(2000)

Filmography

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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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Personal Details

Other Works:

His play, "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair De Lune," was performed at the Stage II of the Manhattan Theatre Club in New York City with Kathy Bates and F. Murray Abraham in the cast. Paul Benedict was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Terrence Mc Nally
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Personal Quote:

[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 »

Trivia:

John Kander, Fred Ebb and he were awarded the 2002 Joseph Jefferson Award for New Adaptation for "The Visit" at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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