American playwright, screenwriter, film producer and director who won a Tony Award and a Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
He enlisted in the army and later attended Dartmouth and the Yale School of Drama.
He won a Tony Award and a Pulitzer Prize for his play The Subject Was Roses in 1965.
He married Ruth Dorothy Gaydos in 1954 and had three children with her.
Elizabeth Taylor appeared in the film The Only Game in Town, adapted from his play.