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William Gibson

William Gibson, American author. Recipient Harriet Monroe Memorial prize, 1945; named to Theater Hall of Fame, 2005.

Background

  • Gibson, William was born on November 13, 1914 in New York City. Son of George Irving and Florence (Doré) Gibson.

  • Education

    • Student, College City New York.

    Works

    • The Fairy Tales of London Town: See-saw Sacradown v. 2
    • This collection of stories and poems tells of princes and imps, angels and fairies: a poor farmer finds himself swept up in a magical fairy feast; a lady is haunted by the ghost of her dead husband; and a young boy is bewitched by the birth of a very unusual mouse.
    • Two for the Seesaw: A Comedy Drama in Three Acts
    • William Gibson Comedy Characters: 1 male, 1 female Interior Set This is the long-run Broadway hit that gained stardom for Anne Bancroft in the role of girl from the Bronx whose love for a lonesome lawyer brings a few months of happiness into their lives.
    • A Cry of Players: A Play
    • This drama for 15 men, 3 women, and 1 girl, set in England during the 1580, tells the story of a young laborer named Will who becomes enchanted with the stage after seeing the performance of a troupe of traveling actors.

    Connections

    • Married Margaret Brenman, September 6, 1940 (deceased 2004). Children: Thomas, Daniel.
    William Gibson
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    Born November 13, 1914
    Died November 25, 2008
    (aged 94)

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