Mark Medoff

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Birthday
18, 1940
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Apr 23, 2019 (79)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
18, 1940
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Apr 23, 2019 (79)

About

Playwright and screenwriter who won a Tony Award and an Oliver Award for his smash hit play Children of a Lesser God. He'd also win an Obie Award for When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder?

Before Fame

He earned a master's at Stanford. He worked as an instructor at the Capitol Radio Engineering Institute before writing his first play, The Wager.

Trivia

He founded the American Southwest Theater Company and won a Kennedy Center Medallion for Excellence in Education and Artistic Achievement.

Family Life

He married his second wife Stephanie Thorne in 1972. He had a daughter named Jessica who went on to become a director.

Associated With

He discovered Neil Patrick Harris, casting him in his 1988 film Clara's Heart.

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