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Willy Russell

Willy Russell was born on August 23, 1947 in Whiston, Lancashire, England. He is known for his work on Shirley Valentine (1989), Educating Rita (1983) and Play for Today (1970). See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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  Connie (TV Series) (lyrics - 13 episodes, 1985) (music - 13 episodes, 1985)
- Episode #1.13 (1985) ... (lyrics: title song "The Show") / (music: title song "The Show")
- Episode #1.12 (1985) ... (lyrics: title song "The Show") / (music: title song "The Show")
- Episode #1.11 (1985) ... (lyrics: title song "The Show") / (music: title song "The Show")
- Episode #1.10 (1985) ... (lyrics: title song "The Show") / (music: title song "The Show")
- Episode #1.9 (1985) ... (lyrics: title song "The Show") / (music: title song "The Show")
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His play, "Our Day Out," was performed at the Sybil Thorndike Theatre in Leatherhead, Surrey, England with Gerry White, Robert East, and Veronica Roberts in the cast. See more »

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William Russell

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Has twice been nominated for Broadway's Tony Award: in 1989 as author of Best Play nominee "Shirley Valentine;" and in 1993 as Best Book (Musical) for "Blood Brothers." See more »

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