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Arthur Laurents Edit Profile

playwright , Theater director

Arthur Laurents, American playwright, theater director. Recipient Variety Radio award, 1945, American Academy Arts and Letters award; co-recipient Sidney Howard award, 1946. Served with Army of the United States, 1941-1945. Member Dramatists Guild Council, P.E.N., Authors League, Screenwriters Guild, Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Theatre Hall of Fame.

Background

Laurents, Arthur was born on July 14, 1917 in New York City. Son of Irving and Ada (Robbins) Laurents.

Education

Bachelor, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1937.

Career

Radio script writer, 1939-1940.

Works

Membership

Served with Army of the United States, 1941-1945. Member Dramatists Guild Council, P.E.N., Authors League, Screenwriters Guild, Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Theatre Hall of Fame.

Connections

father:
Irving Laurents

mother:
Ada (Robbins) Laurents