María Irene Fornés

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Birthday
14, 1930
Birthplace
Cuba
Death Date
Oct 30, 2018 (88)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
14, 1930
Birthplace
Cuba
Death Date
Oct 30, 2018 (88)

About

Avant-garde playwright who wrote plays dealing with themes of feminism and poverty. She won the 1977 Obie Award for her play Fefu and Her Friends.

Before Fame

She became a U.S. citizen in 1951, learned English and became a professional translator.

Trivia

She was a finalist for the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play And What of the Night?

Family Life

She had a seven-year relationship with writer Susan Sontag.

Associated With

She is an Obie Award-winner like Still Life's Mary McDonnell.