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Derek Walcott (1930–2017)

Derek Walcott was born on January 23, 1930 in Castries, Saint Lucia. He was a writer and director, known for Haytian Earth (1984), The Fist (2017) and NBC Experiment in Television (1967). He was married to Sigrid Nama, Norline Metivier, Margaret Ruth Maillard and Fay Moston. He died on March 17, 2017 in Cap Estate, Gros-Islet, Saint Lucia. See full bio »

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Known For

Haytian Earth Writer
The Fist Writer


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 2017 The Fist (Video short) (based on a poem by)
 1995 United States of Poetry (TV Mini Series documentary) (poem)
 1984 Haytian Earth
 1970 NBC Experiment in Television (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dream on Monkey Mountain (1970) ... (writer)
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 1984 Haytian Earth
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  Shapes of Rhythm: The Music of Galt MacDermot (Documentary) (post-production)
Self - Interviewee: Writer
 2013 Poetry Is an Island, Derek Walcott (Documentary)
 2009 L'hora del lector (TV Series)
- Episode #3.32 (2009) ... Self
 1998 Charlie Rose (TV Series)
Self - Guest
- Episode dated 2 January 1998 (1998) ... Self - Guest
 1995 United States of Poetry (TV Mini Series documentary)
 1993 Bouillon de culture (TV Series documentary)
- Louis Malle (1993) ... Self
 1993 Arena (TV Series documentary)
Self - Subject
- Derek Walcott (1993) ... Self - Subject
 1986 ...and the Pursuit of Happiness (TV Movie documentary)
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 2014 The 50 Year Argument (Documentary)
Self - Contributor

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His musical, "Steel," was performed in association with American Music Theater Festival and 1991 New Stages Series production at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Galt MacDermot was music and musical director. Robert Scanlan and he were also directors. Mary Barnett was choreographer and musical stage ... See more »


Norline Metivier  (divorced) | See more »

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Awarded the 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature. First West Indies native to receive this award. See more »

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