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Richard Wilbur (1921–2017)

Richard Wilbur was born on March 1, 1921 in New York City, New York, USA as Richard Purdy Wilbur. He was married to Mary Charlotte Hayes Ward. He died on October 14, 2017 in Belmont, Massachusetts, USA. See full bio »

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 2005-2014 Great Performances (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes)
- Star-Spangled Spectacular: Bicentennial of Our National Anthem (2014) ... (lyrics: "Make Our Garden Grow" - uncredited)
- Leonard Bernstein's Candide, a Comic Operetta in Two Acts (2005) ... (lyrics: "Oh, Happy We", "It Must Be So" (Candide's First Meditation), "Dear Boy", "Auto da-fé", "Glitter and Be Gay", "You Were Dead, You Know", "Quartet Finale", "My Love", "Alleluia", "Quiet", "Bon Voyage", "What's the Use?", "You Were Dead, You Know" (reprise), "Make Our Garden Grow" (Finale))
 2011 The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (TV Special) (lyrics: "Make Our Garden Grow")
 2005 Me and You and Everyone We Know (lyrics: "A Stable Lamp Is Lighted")
 1997 The 51st Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "Bon Voyage")
 1988 Big Business (lyrics: "Little Ole Lady") / (music: "Little Ole Lady")
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 2012 Ecclesiastes 11:1 (Short) (poem)
 2005 Great Performances (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
 1991 Candide (TV Movie) (lyrics)
 1978 Tartuffe (TV Movie) (English verse translation by)
 1971 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series) (play translation - 1 episode)
- Tartuffe (1971) ... (play translation)
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 1995 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
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 2018 The 72nd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)

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(December 6, 1973 to January 5, 1974) His translation of Moliere's play, "Tartuffe," was performed at the Actors Theatre of Louisville (Mainstage) in Louisville, Kentucky with Zoaunne Henriot (Mme. Pernelle); William Cain (Orgon); Hope Alexander-Willis (Elmire); Michael Gross (Damis); Leta Anderson (Mariane); Greg Bell (Valère)... See more »

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American poet, appointed U.S. poet laureate in 1987. See more »

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