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John Osborne
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Playwright
    (December 12, 1929-December 24, 1994)
    Wrote 'Look Back in Anger' (1956), 'The Entertainer' (1957), 'Luther' (1961), 'A Patriot for Me' (1965), 'The Hotel in Amsterdam' (1968) and 'Deja-Vu' (1991)
    Won an Oscar for the screenplay for 'Tom Jones' (1963)
    Leader of the 'angry young men' in British literature
    He left boarding school after striking the headmaster.
    He wrote that homosexuals were 'uniformly bitchy, envious, self-seeking, fickle and usually without passion,' while carrying on a long-term affair with fellow playwright Anthony Creighton.
    He threw his daughter out of the house when she was 17 and never spoke to her again.
    After ex-wife Jill Bennett committed suicide, he wrote that his only regret was that he did not get a chance to spit into her coffin (1990).
    'Look Back in Anger' was named the 4th most important play of the 20th century by the Royal National Theatre.
    His discussion of homosexuality in 'A Patriot for Me' brought an end to the censorship of British plays by the Lord Chamberlain.
    He said, 'Whenever anyone tells me that a scene or a line in a play of mine goes too far in some way, then I know my instinct has been functioning as it should.'
    He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Writer's Guild of Great Britain.

Credit: C. Fishel


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