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Wendy Wasserstein (1950–2006)

Wendy Wasserstein was born on October 18, 1950 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. She was a writer and actress, known for The Object of My Affection (1998), The Heidi Chronicles (1995) and An American Daughter (2000). She died on January 30, 2006 in New York City, New York. See full bio »

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  Great Performances (TV Series) (libretto translation - 1 episode, 2002) (commentary - 1 episode, 2001) (play - 1 episode, 1979) (screenplay - 1 episode, 1979)
- The Merry Widow (2002) ... (libretto translation)
- The Nutcracker (2001) ... (commentary)
- Uncommon Women... and Others (1979) ... (play) / (screenplay)
 2000 An American Daughter (TV Movie) (play "An American Daughter") / (teleplay)
 1998 The Object of My Affection (screenplay)
 1995 The Heidi Chronicles (TV Movie) (play "The Heidi Chronicles") / (teleplay)
 1992 Kiss-Kiss, Dahlings! (TV Short)
 1988 Sam Found Out: A Triple Play (TV Movie) (written by - segment "2")
 1987 Trying Times (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Drive, She Said (1987) ... (teleplay)
 1984 Comedy Zone (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 7 September 1984 (1984) ... (writer)
- Episode dated 31 August 1984 (1984) ... (writer)
 1979 3 by Cheever (TV Mini-Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- The Sorrows of Gin (1979) ... (teleplay)
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Other Works:

Her play, "Isn't It Romantic?", was performed at Multi Production Partnership Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. Scott Lehrer was the sound designer. See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 11 Articles | See more »

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At least one theatrical reference book claimed that Wasserstein was married briefly to her friend and frequent collaborator, director Gerald Gutierrez. In fact, neither Wasserstein nor Gutierrez ever married anyone, and the incorrect listing was a byproduct of an inside joke between the two friends. They joked between themselves that their professional relationship was like a "creative marriage" ... See more »

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