Wasserstein, Wendy

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Wendy Wasserstein
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Name
Wasserstein, Wendy Gender: F
born on 18 October 1950
Place Brooklyn NY, USA, 40n38, 73w56
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 24°45' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif or s_capcol.18.gif



Biography

American playwright, a Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist known for her plays about educated women facing challenges in post-liberation America. Her plays include "Uncommon Women and Others," 1977, "Isn't It Romantic," 1983 and "The Heidi Chronicles," 1988.

In 1999 she gave birth to her daughter, Lucy Jane, who was born three months prematurely. Wasserstein, nearly 49, did not reveal the father's identity. The child survived and thrived.

The playwright died of lymphoma on January 30, 2006 in Manhattan; she was 55. Her mother Lola, who was the model for some of Wasserstein's material on mothers, died on June 17, 2007 in New York at age 89.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1977 (Play written, "Uncommon Women and Others")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1988 (Play released)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 1999 (Daughter Lucy Jane)
  • Health : Medical diagnosis 2005 (Lymphoma)
  • Death by Disease 30 January 2006 (Age 55 in Manhattan, of lymphoma)
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Source Notes

Shelley Ackerman quotes media for date: time unknown. PT notes that same information was given in Wasserstein's obituary in the NY Times.

Categories

  • Notable : Awards : Tony
  • Notable : Awards : Pulitzer prize
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script (Noted playwright)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease
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