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Sidney Kingsley

Sidney Kingsley, American playwright. Named to Theatre Hall of Fame, 1983; recipient Certified of Achievement Cornell University, 1985, Gold Medal for Drama American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, 1986, William Inge award for lifetime achievement in American theatre Independence (Kansas) Community College, 1988. Member Dramatists Guild (president 1961-1969), New Jersey Motion Picture and television Authority (chairman 1976-1980).

Background

  • Kingsley, Sidney was born on October 22, 1906 in New York City. Son of Doctor Robert and Sonia (Kirshner) Kingsley.

  • Education

    • Student, Townsend Harris Hall, 1924. Bachelor, Cornell, 1928. Doctor of Literature, Monmouth College, 1978.

      Doctor of Literature, Ramapo State College, 1978.

    Works

    • Author: plays Men in White, 1934, The Patriots, 1943. Author, director: plays Dead End, 1936, Ten Million Ghosts, 1937, The World We Make, 1939, Detective Story, 1949, Darkness at Noon, 1951, Lunatics and Lovers, 1954, Night Life, 1962. (Awarded Pulitzer prize for best American play 1934, Theater Club medal for best play 1934, 36, 43, Drama Critics Circle award for best play 1943, 51, New York Newspaper Guild front page award 1943, Page One Citation 1949, Federated Women's Club award, Catholic Dial award 1943, Edgar Allen Poe award for play, film 1949, Donaldson award for outstanding achievement in theater, American Academy Arts and Letters award of merit medal for outstanding drama 1951, Yeshiva University award achievement in theatre 1965), Dead End, Command Performance at the White House.

    Membership

    Member Dramatists Guild (president 1961-1969), New Jersey Motion Picture and television Authority (chairman 1976-1980).

    Connections

    • Married Madge Evans, July 25, 1939 (deceased 1981).
    • father: Doctor Robert Kingsley
    • mother: Sonia (Kirshner) Kingsley
    • spouse: Madge Evans
    Sidney Kingsley
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    Born October 22, 1906
    Died March 20, 1995
    (aged 88)
    Nationality
    • 1924
      Townsend Harris Hall
    • 1928
      Cornell
    • 1978
      Monmouth College
    • 1978
      Ramapo State College