Prideaux, James

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Prideaux, James Gender: M
James E. Priddy
born on 29 August 1927 at 19:18 (= 7:18 PM )
Place South Bend, Indiana, 41n41, 86w15
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 05°41' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 06°37 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 00°52'


American playwright, known for The Last of Mrs. Lincoln, which depicts the final 17 years of Mary Todd Lincoln's life that follow her husband's assassination. The play won the Drama Desk Award for Most Promising Playwright in 1973. He also wrote Postcards, Lemonade, and The Orphans.

Moving to television, he wrote The Secret Storm. He became friends with Katharine Hepburn, who acted in many of his films, such as Mrs. Delafield Wants to Marry (1986), Laura Lansing Slept Here (1988), and The Man Upstairs (1992). He received a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Television Movie for producing Mrs. Delafield Wants to Marry. In 1996, he published his memoirs Knowing Hepburn and Other Curious Experiences.

He died of a stroke in West Hills, Los Angeles on 18 November 2015, aged 88.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Work : Prize 1973 (Drama Desk Award for Most Promising Playwright)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.


  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Stroke)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 88)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer (Memoirist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script (Stage and TV)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Drama Desk Award for Most Promising Playwright)