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Osborne, John James

Born: 1929 AD
Died: 1994 AD, at 65 years of age.

Nationality: British
Categories: Playwrights, Producers


1929 - Born on the 12th of December in London.


Became involved as a stage manager and acting, joining Anthony Creighton's provincial touring company.


1950 - Co-wrote The Devil Inside Him, with his mentor Stella Linden, who then directed it at the Theatre Royal, Huddersfield.


1956-1963 - Wrote plays "Look Back in Anger" 1956, "Epitaph for George Dillon" 1958, "Luther" 1961, "A Patriot for Me" 1965, screenplay "Tom Jones" 1963.


1958 - His second play Personal Enemy was written with Anthony Creighton (with whom he also wrote Epitaph for George Dillon staged at the Royal Court in 1958).


1964 - Won the Oscar for Best Screenplay for Tom Jones.


Won the Evening Standard Drama Award as the most promising playwright of the year.


1993 - Osborne wrote that the opening night was "an occasion I only partly remember.


1994 - John James Osborne died 24th of December.


Member of Angry Young Men.





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