Murray Schisgal

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Murray Schisgal (born November 25, 1926) is an American playwright and screenwriter.

Biography[edit]

Native New Yorker, the son of Jewish-born immigrants,[1] Schisgal won his first recognition for the 1963 off-Broadway double-bill The Typists and The Tiger, which won him the Drama Desk Award. His 1965 Broadway debut, Luv, earned him Tony Award nominations for Best Play and Best Author of a Play. Other credits include Jimmy Shine, 74 Georgia Avenue,[2] and All Over Town, which garnered him a Drama Desk nomination.[3]

Schisgal also penned The Love Song of Barney Kempinski, the first presentation of ABC Stage 67, and with Larry Gelbart co-wrote the screenplay for Tootsie, for which he was nominated for an Oscar, Golden Globe, and BAFTA, and for which he won awards from the Writers Guild of America, New York Film Critics Circle, National Society of Film Critics and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kaye, Helen (July 13, 1990). "To Israel With Luv". Jerusalem Post. 
  2. ^ "74 Georgia Avenue, a play by Murray Schisgal". britishtheatre.com. 2011. Retrieved August 14, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Murray Schisgal Biography". filmreference.com. 2011. Retrieved August 14, 2011. 
  4. ^ McCarthy, Todd (December 7, 1982). "Tootsie Movie Review - Read Variety's Analysis Of The Film Tootsie". variety.com. Retrieved August 14, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Murray Schisgal Biography". movies.yahoo.com. 2011. Retrieved August 14, 2011. 

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