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Lanford Wilson (1937–2011)

Lanford Wilson was born on April 13, 1937 in Lebanon, Missouri, USA as Lanford Eugene Wilson. He was a writer, known for Lemon Sky (1988), The Migrants (1974) and Redwood Curtain (1995). He died on March 24, 2011 in Wayne, New Jersey, USA. See full bio »


(age 73) in Wayne, New Jersey, USA

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 2006 Eukiah (Short)
 1995 Redwood Curtain (TV Movie) (play)
 1988 Sam Found Out: A Triple Play (TV Movie) (written by - segment "1")
 1988 Lemon Sky (play) / (screenplay)
 1982 American Playhouse (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- The Fifth of July (1982) ... (play)
 1978 Taxi!! (TV Movie)
 1976 Hôtel Baltimore (TV Movie) (play)
 1976 The Mound Builders (TV Movie) (play)
 1975 Hot L Baltimore (TV Series) (play "Hot L Baltimore" - 2 episodes)
- Suzy's New Job (1975) ... (play "Hot L Baltimore")
- Suzy's Wedding (1975) ... (play "Hot L Baltimore")
 1974 The Migrants (TV Movie)
 1972 Great Performances (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- The Rimers of Eldritch (1972) ... (play)
 1971 Sextet Yes (Short)
 1970 NET Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Sand Castle/The Tape Recorder (1970) ... (segment "The Sand Castle")
 1970 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series) (script - 1 episode)
- The Gingham Dog (1970) ... (script)
  New York Television Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode, 1970) (play: "Stoop" - 1 episode, 1969)
- The Sand Castle (1970)
- Foul! (1969) ... (play: "Stoop")
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 2007 In the Life (TV Series documentary)
- A New Look (2007) ... Himself
 2005 Special Thanks to Roy London (Documentary)
 2000 Route 66: Main Street America (TV Movie documentary)

Personal Details

Other Works:

His play, "Burn This", was performed at the Strawdog Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois, with Scott Cummins in the cast and Richard Shavzin was the director. See more »

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Personal Quote:

I want people to see - and to read - my plays and to say: "This is what it was like living in that place at that time. People haven't changed a damn bit. We can recognize everyone."


His play, "Balm in Gilead", was awarded the 1981 Joseph Jefferson Award for Play Production at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. See more »

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