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Larry Kramer

Larry Kramer, American playwright, writer. Recipient Arts and Communication award Human Rights Campaign Fund, 1987; named Man of Year Aid for Acuired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Los Angeles, 1986. Co-founder Gay Men's Health Crisis, Incorporated, New York York City, 1981; founder ACT Uttar Pradesh (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Coalition to Unleash Power), New York City, 1988.

Background

  • Kramer, Larry was born on June 25, 1935 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States. Son of George L. and Rea (Wishengrad) Kramer.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Yale University, 1957.

    Career

    • Assistant story editor Columbia Pictures Corporation, New York City, 1960-1961, production executive London, 1961-1965. Assistant to president United Artists, New York City, 1965-1966.

    Works

    • The Normal Heart and the Destiny of Me
    • The Normal Heart, set during the early years of the AIDS epidemic, is the impassioned indictment of a society that allowed the plague to happen, a moving denunciation of the ignorance and fear that helped kill an entire generation.
    • The Destiny of Me: A Play in Three Acts
    • The Normal Heart, set during the early years of the AIDS epidemic, is the impassioned indictment of a society that allowed the plague to happen, a moving denunciation of the ignorance and fear that helped kill an entire generation.
    • Just Say No: A Play About A Farce
    • A satirical play that suggests that much of the public indifference to AIDS is due to hypocrisy on the part of people in high places who are either unacknowledged homosexuals or heterosexuals with unconventional sexual pasts.
    • Reports From the Holocaust
    • Author of "Faggots" and the screenplay for "Women in Love", Kramer is also co-founder of America's first AIDS service organization, Gay Men's Health Crisis.

    Membership

    Co-founder Gay Men's Health Crisis, Incorporated, New York York City, 1981. Founder ACT Uttar Pradesh (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Coalition to Unleash Power), New York City, 1988.
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    • 1957
      Yale University
    • 1960 - 1961
      Assistant, story editor Columbia Pictures Corporation
    • 1965 - 1966
      assistant, to president United Artists