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David Rabe was born on March 10, 1940 in Dubuque, Iowa, USA as David William Rabe. He is a writer and producer, known for The Firm (1993), Hurlyburly (1998) and Casualties of War (1989). See full bio »
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 1998 Hurlyburly (play) / (screenplay)
 1993 The Firm (screenplay)
 1989 Casualties of War (screenplay)
 1983 Streamers (play) / (screenplay)
 1973 Sticks and Bones (play)
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 1982 I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can (executive producer)
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 2010 Joe Papp in Five Acts (Documentary)
 1999-2005 Charlie Rose (TV Series)
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- Episode dated 14 April 2005 (2005) ... Himself - Guest
- Episode dated 20 January 1999 (1999) ... Himself - Guest

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My plays are fairly dense, language-wise, so the question is how do you negotiate and parcel out the dialogue? In general certain scenes onstage become funny and giddy because of the language. It worked well in Hurlyburly (1998) I was happy with the movie. I got involved in the editing of the film - lots of editing of stuff where I felt the text had become redundant because the actors had done so... See more »


Father of daughter Lily Rabe and son Michael Rabe, with Jill Clayburgh. Has a son, Jason Rabe, from a previous marriage to Elizabeth Pan. See more »

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