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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)

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His play, "Redwood Curtain," was performed in a Classic Contemporary American Plays production at The Broad Stage Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Maya Erskine, Jane Fleiss, and Matt Letscher in the cast. Ernest Figueroa was 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, "Talley's Folly", was nominated for a 1980 Joseph Jefferson Award for Play Production at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. See more »

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