Dale Wasserman (born November 2, 1914 in Rhinelander , Wisconsin , † December 21, 2008 in Paradise Valley , Arizona ) was an American writer . He worked primarily as a playwright and screenwriter for film and television .
Dale Wasserman was born in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, and at the age of nine orphan . He was sent to an orphanage in South Dakota with his older brother before becoming a Trebegender . He later summed up this defining phase of his life:
“I am a self-taught survivor and spent my youth as a freight train migrant worker who occasionally took up residence on the roofs of buildings on Spring Street in downtown Los Angeles. I never regret having received a normal education. Instead, life gave me a deep insight into the true nature of man. "
He died of heart failure in Arizona on December 21, 2008, at the age of 94.
At the age of 19 he began his theater career as a director, producer and lighting designer. His first play was called Elisha and the Long Knives , which he wrote for television. With two plays he became one of the most played American authors: The Man from La Mancha and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest .
- 1963 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest ( One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest ) based on Ken Kesey 's novel of the 1,962th
- 2001 How I Saved the Whole Damn World
- Boy On Blacktop Road
- 1966 Man of La Mancha (music by Mitch Leigh and lyrics by Joe Darion ) won several Tony Awards , including that for best musical .
- 1958 The Vikings (with Calder Willingham ), Kirk Douglas , Tony Curtis , Janet Leigh , Ernest Borgnine , Alexander Knox .
- 1963 Cleopatra (with several others)
- 1964 Quick, Before It Melts based on a comedy by Philip Benjamin , directed by Delbert Mann , starring George Maharis and Robert Morse .
- 1966 Face Without a Name (aka Woman Without a Face ) based on a novel by Evan Hunter , directed by Delbert Mann , starring James Garner and Angela Lansbury .
- 1969 A journey with love and death (rewritten by Hans Koningsberger ), directed by John Huston with Anjelica Huston as Claudia.
- 1972 The Man from La Mancha , directed by Arthur Hiller , with Peter O'Toole and Sophia Loren .
- 1947 Kraft Television Theater aka Kraft Mystery Theater aka Kraft Theater
- 1948 Studio One aka Westinghouse Studio One
- 1953 Kraft Television Theater aka Ponds Theater
- 1955 Matinee Theater - "Elisha and the Long Knives"
- 1955 Matinee Theater - Fiddlin 'Man , " The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg ", "The Milwaukee Rocket"
- 1956 Climax! ... aka Climax Mystery Theater - " The Fog " (no relation to the John Carpenter film or its recent remake)
- 1956 The Alcoa Hour - " Long After Summer "
- 1957 The O. Henry Playhouse - " The Gentle Grafter "
- 1959 The DuPont Show of the Month . I, Don Quixote (TV episode)
- 1960 The Citadel (adaptation)
- 1960 Armstrong Circle Theater - Engineer of Death: The Eichmann Story
- 1961 The DuPont Show of The Month: The Lincoln Murder Case (Wasserman received his only Emmy nomination for this television play, but did not win)
- 1961 The Power and the Glory (some sources claim that director Marc Daniels won an Emmy for this, but this is not verified either by the Emmy Awards website or the Internet Movie Database)
- 1962 GE True - "Circle of Death"
- 1963 The Richard Boone Show (NBC)
- 1967 Long After Summer aka Boy Meets Girl
- Perchance to Dream
- Aboard the Flying Swan (based on Stanley Wolpert 's book of the same name)
- Literature by and about Dale Wasserman in the catalog of the German National Library
- Dale Wasserman in the Internet Movie Database (English)
- "Dale Wasserman, 94; Playwright Created 'Man of La Mancha'" obituary by Dennis McLellan of the Los Angeles Times printed in The Washington Post December 29, 2008.
- Goose, Andrew. "Dale Wasserman, Playwright and Librettist, Is Dead at 94" ( Memento of the original from December 27, 2008 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , playbill.com, December 26, 2008
- Hoffman, Michelle. "Dale Wasserman, 94, creator of 'Man of La Mancha'", The Arizona Republic , December 27, 2008
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American writer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||November 2, 1914|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Rhinelander , Wisconsin|
|DATE OF DEATH||December 21, 2008|
|Place of death||Paradise Valley , Arizona|