Won 1 Oscar.
Another 2 wins & 4 nominations.
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Wrote "Black Comedy" and "The Private Ear," performed at the Theatre Royal in Windsor, Berkshire, England, with Nicholas Lyndhurst, Matthew Kelly, Philippa Haywood and Irene Sutcliffe in the cast.
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[on using LSD] It was a transporting experience, expressed in very concrete images, places and periods. It involved both generic pictures [from China and the Congo] and more strictly autobiographical ones (a book-laden boy in perhaps 1850 walking to Hebrew School through a labyrinth of alleys, perhaps in Kiev). I have never forgotten it or moved far from the sense of wonder it provided and a ...
Has twice won Broadway's Tony Award as author of a Best Play winner: in 1975 for "Equus" and in 1981 for "Amadeus." He was also twice nominated as author of a Best Play nominee: in 1967 for "Black Comedy" and in 1991 for "Lettice and Lovage."