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Edward Albee
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Sex:M
Age:83
Birth Date:March 12, 1928
Astrology Sign:Pisces
Chinese Sign:Dragon - Yang
Birth Name:Edward Franklin Albee
Birth Place:Washington, DC
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Occupation:American playwright

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EDWARD ALBEE
Edward Albee

Biography:Edward Albee Edward Franklin Albee III (born March 12, 1928) is an American playwright known for works including Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Zoo Story, and The Sandbox. His works are considered well-crafted and often unsympathetic examinations of the modern condition. His early works reflect a mastery and Americanization of the Absurdism that found its peak in works by European playwrights such as Jean Genet, Samuel Beckett, and Eugene Ionesco. Younger American playwrights, such as Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula Vogel, credit Albee's daring mix of theatricalism and biting dialogue with helping to reinvent the post-war American theatre in the early 1960s. Albee's dedication to continuing to evolve his voice--as evidenced in later productions such as The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? (2000) -- also routinely marks him as distinct from other American playwrights of his era.

Edward Albee was born in Washington, DC and was adopted two weeks later and taken to Westchester County, New York. Albee's adoptive father, Reed A. Albee, himself the son of vaudeville magnate Edward Franklin Albee II, owned several theatres, where Edward first gained familiarity with the theatre as a child. His mother was Reed's third wife, Frances. Albee left home when he was in his late teens, later saying in an interview, "They weren't very good at being parents, and I wasn't very good at being a son." He attended the Rye Country Day School, then the Lawrenceville School, where he was expelled. He attended Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne, Pennsylvania in 1943 and graduated in 1945 at the age of 17. He studied at Choate Rosemary Hall and graduated in 1946, then attended Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut for a year and a half before being expelled for skipping classes and refusing to attend compulsory chapel in 1947. He lastly attended Columbia University in 1949. Perhaps ironically, the less than diligent student later dedicated much of his time to promoting American university theatre, frequently speaking at campuses and serving as a distinguished professor at the University of Houston from 1989 to 2003.

A member of the Dramatists Guild Council, Albee has received three Pulitzer Prizes for drama - for A Delicate Balance (1966), Seascape (1974), Three Tall Women (1990-1991); a Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement (2005); the Gold Medal in Drama from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters (1980); as well as the Kennedy Center Honors and the National Medal of Arts (both in 1996).

Albee is the President of the Edward F. Albee Foundation, Inc., which maintains the William Flanagan Creative Persons Center (a writers and artists colony in Montauk, NY). Albee's longtime partner, Jonathan Thomas, a sculptor, died on May 2, 2005, the result of a two year-long battle with bladder cancer.

Achievements: (Filmography)
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)

Chinese Horoscope for Edward Albee
Includes characteristics and Vices
Edward Albee's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: January 23, 1928 - February 09, 1929
Birthday: March 12, 1928

The Dragon is a Yang,
and is the Fifth sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Characteristics:    
Strength
Success
Good Health
Enthusiasm
Pluck
Sentimentality
Vices:
Rigidity
Mistrust
Dissatisfaction
Infatuation
Braggadocio
Volubility


Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Edward Albee's Personality Tarot Card Strength - Personality Card

Birthday: March 12, 1928

A time for self-awareness involving courage, strength, and determination.


This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Edward Albee's Growth Tarot Card The Sun

Birthday: March 12, 2011

Cheerfulness, prosperity, energy and optimism.

 

 

 

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