Harold Pinter

Harold Pinter, the one-time British actor who tried his hand at writing in the 1950s only to become one of the most prominent and influential playwrights of the second half of the 20th century, died Dec. 24, 2008, after a long illness, according to the Associated Press. He was 78. Mr. Pinter had been battling cancer for some time. He won the 2005 Nobel Prize for Literature, but was forbidden by his doctors to attend the Nobel ceremony in Sweden. He instead recorded his speech, which was then broadcast at the event.

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  • Born: Oct 10, 1930 in Hackney, London, ENGLAND
  • Death: Dec 24, 2008

Awards

Drama Desk Award
1977 Outstanding New Play (Foreign) No Man's Land Nominee
New York Drama Critics' Circle
1980 Best Foreign Play Betrayal Winner
1977 Best Play No Man's Land Nominee
1972 Special Citation Old Times Winner
1967 Best Play The Homecoming Winner
Tony Award
1969 Direction of a Play The Man in the Glass Booth Nominee