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Terrence McNally


Terrence McNally was born on November 3, 1939 in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA. He is a writer and actor, known for The Ritz (1976), American Playhouse (1981) and Frankie and Johnny (1991). See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

The Ritz Writer
(1976)
(1990)
(1991)

Filmography

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 2012 Corpus Christi: Playing with Redemption (Documentary) (play)
 2000 Common Ground (TV Movie) (written by - segment "M. Roberts")
 1997 Love! Valour! Compassion! (play) / (screenplay)
 1992 The Last Mile (TV Short)
 1991 Frankie and Johnny (play "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair De Lune") / (screenplay)
 1990 The Rink (Video)
  American Playhouse (TV Series) (play - 1 episode, 1990) (screenplay - 1 episode, 1990)
- Andre's Mother (1990) ... (play) / (screenplay)
 1989 Trying Times (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Good Life (1989) ... (writer)
 1988 Sam Found Out: A Triple Play (TV Movie) (written by - segment "2")
 1984 Mama Malone (TV Series) (written by - 7 episodes)
- Back to Basics (1984) ... (written by)
- A Call from the Vatican (1984) ... (written by)
- Even Dino Gets the Blues (1984) ... (written by)
- Shall We Dance? (1984) ... (written by)
- A New Neighbor (1984) ... (written by)
 1979 3 by Cheever (TV Mini-Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- The 5:48 (1979) ... (teleplay)
 1976 The Ritz (based upon the play by) / (screenplay by)
  New York Television Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode, 1968) (play: "Last Gasps" - 1 episode, 1969)
- Foul! (1969) ... (play: "Last Gasps")
- Apple Pie (1968)
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Other Works:

Stage Play The Lady of the Camellias. Dramatized by Giles Cooper. Adaptation by Terrence McNally [earliest Broadway credit]. From "The Lady of the Camellias" by Alexandre Dumas. Incidental music by Ned Rorem. Devised by Franco Zeffirelli. Directed by Franco Zeffirelli. Winter Garden Theatre: 20 Mar 1963- 30 Mar 1963 (13 ... See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Terrence Mc Nally
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Personal Quote:

[re turning plays into movies] Get the best director you can who really shares your viewpoint, and really fight hard for the actors you want. With "The Ritz," I had some enticing offers to do it with some stars and more famous directors, but I never have regretted that decision [to keep most of the original Broadway cast]. What I liked most about my first two movies is that they preserved great ... See more »

Trivia:

His play, "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair De Lune" at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California was awarded the 1988 Drama Logue Award for Outstanding Production Award. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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