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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 is known for his work on The Migrants (1974), American Playhouse (1981) and Lemon Sky (1988). He died on March 24, 2011 in Wayne, New Jersey, USA. See full bio »

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(age 73) in Wayne, New Jersey, USA

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Known For

The Migrants Writer
(1974)
(1982)
Lemon Sky Writer
(1988)

Filmography

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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)
- 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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Show Show Self (6 credits)

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(January 11 to February 15, 1987) His play, "Burn This," was performed in a world premiere at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Joan Allen, Lou Liberatore, and John Malkovich in the cast. Marshall W. Mason was director. John Lee Beatty was scenic designer. Dennis Parichy was lighting designer. Laura ... 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."

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Lanford Wilson was a co-founder, along with Marshall W. Mason, Tanya Berezin and Robert Thirkell, of the Circle Repertory Theatre Company in New York. This company was the starting place for many actors and writers who went on to film and television work, including Jeff Daniels, Zane Lasky, Barnard Hughes, William Hurt, Conchata Ferrell, Christopher Reeve, Tony Roberts and Fritz Weaver. Wilson's ... See more »

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