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Robert Edwin Lee

Robert Edwin Lee, American playwright.


  • Lee, Robert Edwin was born on October 15, 1918 in Elyria, Ohio, United States. Son of Claire Melvin and Elvira (Taft) Lee.

  • Education

    • Student, Ohio Wesleyan University, 1937. Doctor of Letters, Ohio Wesleyan University, 1962. Doctor of Letters, College Wooster, 1983.

      Doctor of Humane Letters, Ohio State University, 1979.


    • Astronomy observer Perkins Observatory, Delaware, Ohio, 1936-1937. Announcer Station WHK-CLE-Mutual Broadcasting System, Cleveland, 1937-1938. Producer, director Young and Rubicam, New York City and Hollywood, California, 1938-1942.

      Expert consultant to Secretary of War, 1942-1943. Vice president Lawrence & Lee, Inc., 1946-1994. Professor playwriting Pasadena Playhouse College Theatre Arts, California, 1964.

      Adjunct professor department theatre arts University California at Los Angeles, 1966-1994. Co-founder, president American Playwrights Theatre, 1973. Participant Cultural Exchange Mission to Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, 1971.


    • Mai Shangri-La
    • Reuben James Runquist is finally facing facts; at eighty, he is stuck with a retirement condo in an environment that is decidedly MAI ("not" in Thai) Shangri-La! The climate has "flipped", global sea levels have risen seven meters, plagues have killed hundreds of millions, and worldwide transportation and commercial infrastructures have collapsed.
    • CREEM: America's Only Rock 'N' Roll Magazine
    • With raw photographs of rock's greatest stars and insightful prose by the legendary rock journalists who were stars in their own right, CREEM magazine stood at the forefront of youth counterculture from 1969 to 1988 as "America's Only Rock 'n' Roll Magazine.


    Denomination: Congregationalist


    • Married Janet Waldo, March 29, 1948. Children: Jonathan, Lucy.
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    Born October 15, 1918
    Died July 8, 1994
    (aged 75)
    • 1937
      Ohio Wesleyan University
    • 1962
      Ohio Wesleyan University
    • 1983
      College Wooster
    • 1979
      Ohio State University
    • 1936 - 1937
      Astronomy observer Perkins Observatory
      Delaware, United States
    • 1937 - 1938
      announcer Station WHK-CLE-Mutual Broadcasting System
      Cleveland, Ohio, United States
    • 1942 - 1943
      expert consultant, to Secretary of War
    • 1946 - 1994
      vice president, Lawrence & Lee
    • 1964
      professor, playwriting Pasadena Playhouse College Theatre Arts
      California, United States
    • 1966 - 1994
      adjunct professor, department theatre arts University California at Los Angeles
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