Louis LaRusso II

Louis LaRusso II, the prolific Tony Award-nominated playwright whose hometown of Hoboken, NJ, honored him with a special proclamation in 1998 for chronicling the Hoboken experience in 26 plays, died Feb. 22, 2003, of cancer, The New York Times reported. Mr. LaRusso was 67 and leaves behind many plays, including the Tony-nommed Lamppost Reunion, perhaps his best-known "Hoboken Play," about a Sinatra like figure returning to his hometown neighborhood bar in 1974. It ran on Broadway in the 1975-76 season, earning 1976 Tony Award nominations for Best Play and Best Supporting Actor (Gabriel Dell).

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  • Born: 1936 in Hoboken, NJ, USA
  • Death: Feb 22, 2003 in Hoboken, NJ, USA