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Murray Schisgal Poster

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Overview (3)

Born in East New York, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Died in Port Chester, New York, USA  (undisclosed)
Birth NameMurray Joseph Schisgal

Mini Bio (1)

Murray Schisgal was born on November 25, 1926 in East New York, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Murray Joseph Schisgal. He was a writer and producer, known for Tootsie (1982), ABC Stage 67 (1966) and Boys and Girls (2000). He was married to Reene Schisgal. He died on October 1, 2020 in Port Chester, New York.

Spouse (1)

Reene Schisgal (1959 - 3 April 2017) ( her death) ( 2 children)

Trivia (4)

Was nominated for Tony Awards two times in 1965 for "Luv:" as Best Author (Dramatic) and as author of the Best Play nominee.
He graduated from Brooklyn Law School and earned a bachelor's degree from the New School for Social Research.
He left high school to join the Navy and was a radio operator during WWII. He earned his diploma in night school, supporting himself by setting up pins at a bowling alley and working in the Garment District.
He was the son of Irene (Sperling), a bank clerk, and Abraham Schisgal, a tailor. His parents were Russian Jewish immigrants.

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