Paul Zindel

Paul Zindel, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, died of cancer March 27, 2003, in Manhattan. The playwright who wrote a handful of plays but whose reputation rests largely with the bulkily-titled domestic tale, Effect of Gamma Rays, was 66 and lived to see the play produced regionally, Off-Broadway, on Broadway, on TV and in a film version directed by Paul Newman and starring Joanne Woodward.

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  • Born: May 15, 1936 in Staten Island, New York
  • Death: Mar 27, 2003 in New York, New York

Awards

Drama Desk Award
1970 Most Promising Playwright The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds Winner
New York Drama Critics' Circle
1970 Best American Play The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds Winner
Pulitzer Prize
1971 Pulitzer Prize for Drama The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds Winner