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Allen, Woody (Allen Stewart Konigsberg)

Born: 1935 AD
Currently alive, at 79 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Actors, Comedians, Director, Writers


1935 - Allen was born in New York City on December 1, 1935.


1942 - Attended Hebrew school then went to Midwood High School.


1951 - Started writing for Sid Caesar at the age of sixteen.


1954 - He started writing scripts at the age of nineteen for television shows like  The Ed Sullivan Show, The Tonight Show, Caesar's Hour.


1956 - Married Harlene Rosen on March 15, 1956.


1960 - Made his debut as a stan-up comedian and wrote scripts for the popular television show Candid Camera.


1965 - He wrote the initial screenplay of the movie "What's New, Pussycat?" which was his first movie production.


1966 - Wrote the short story entitled Don't Drink the Water that was played in Broadway. Directed the movie "What's Up, Tiger Lily?". Married Louise Lasser on February 2, 1966.


1967 - Appeared in the James Bond Spoof, Casino Royale.


1969 - Wrote the short story entitled Play It Again, Sam that appeared on Broadway.


1972 - Starred in the film version of Play It Again, Sam.


1976 - Starred in the movie The Front.


1978 - Won the 1978 O. Henry Award for his short story "The Kugelmass Episode".


1980 - Allen played the main character Sandy Bates in the movie Stardust Memories. Won the Cesar Award for Best Foreign Film for the movie Manhattan.


1982 - Starred in the movie A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy as Andrew.


1992 - Directed the movie Shadows and Fog.


1995 - He was chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in Film History.


1996 - Wrote and directed the musical movie Everyone Says I Love You.


1997 - Married Soon-Yi Previn on December 22, 1997.


2000 - Worked with DreamWorks SKG for the film Small Time Crooks.


2001 - Directed the movie The Curse of the Jade Scorpion.


2002 - Won the Prince of Asturias Award and received the Palme des Palmes, a special lifetime achievement award granted by the Cannes Festival.


2003 - Directed the movie Anything Else.


2004 - Directed the movie Melinda and Melinda.


2005 - Directed the movie Match Point, which was the most successful films of him for the past ten years as director.


2006 - Released the film Scoop which he shoot in London.


Page last updated: 4:27am, 07th Dec '06

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