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August Wilson (I) (1945–2005)

August Wilson once dropped out of school, disillusioned after having been unjustly accused of plagiarism by a racist instructor who could not fathom the artistic and intellectual genius of a then young Black male writer. Wilson was not disillusioned forever. Having now completed a decade by decade cycle of seven plays that illustrate the ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Fences Writer
The Piano Lesson
Fences Writer
The 41st Annual Tony Awards
The 41st Annual Tony Awards Himself - Winner: Best Play


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 2016 Fences (play) / (screenplay) (completed)
 2012 Fences (Video) (Author)
 1995 The Piano Lesson (TV Movie) (play) / (teleplay)
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 2003 The Naked Proof
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 1995 The Piano Lesson (TV Movie) (producer)
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 2002 60 Minutes (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Playwright (segment "August Wilson")
- Hamas/August Wilson/The FBI's Dirty Little Secret (2002) ... Himself - Playwright (segment "August Wilson")
 2001 The 55th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Presenter: King Hedley II & Nominee: Best Play
 1987-2001 Working in the Theatre (TV Series documentary)
- Playwright & Director (1987) ... Himself
 1998 Charlie Rose (TV Series)
Himself - Guest
- Episode dated 25 February 1998 (1998) ... Himself - Guest
 1992 Literary Visions (TV Series documentary)
 1990 Ebony/Jet Showcase (TV Series)
- Episode dated 23 November 1990 (1990) ... Himself
 1989 The 43rd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Presenter: Best Play
 1987 The 41st Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Winner: Best Play
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 2015 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
 2002 60 Minutes (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Playwright (segment "August Wilson")
- Murder in the Second Degree/There's No Business Like Shoe Business/August Wilson (2002) ... Himself - Playwright (segment "August Wilson")

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Other Works:

His play, "Seven Guitars", was performed at the Congo Square Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois with Derrick Sanders (director) and Jack Megaw (scenic designer) in the crew. See more »

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Personal Quote:

Having moved from Pittsburgh to St. Paul, I felt I could hear voices for the first time accurately.


He and his wife, costume designer Constanza Romero, had one daughter, Azula Carmen Wilson, in 1997. Wilson and his first wife, Brenda Burton, had a daughter, Sakina Ansari, in 1969. See more »

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