Arthur Kopit

Arthur Kopit
1937 - 2021

Arthur Kopit  American Writer

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Passed away on 2nd April, 2021 aged 83.

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American Writer Arthur Kopit was born Arthur Lee Koenig on 10th May, 1937 in New York City, New York, USA and passed away on 2nd Apr 2021 Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA aged 83. He is most remembered for Mamas Hung You in the Closet. His zodiac sign is Taurus.

Arthur Kopit is a member of the following lists: 1937 births, American dramatists and playwrights and Harvard University alumni.


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First Name Arthur
Middle Name Lee
Last Name Kopit
Full Name at Birth Arthur Lee Koenig
Alternative Name Arthur Kopit, Arthur Lee Koenig, Arthur Lee Kopit
Age 83 (age at death) years
Birthday 10th May, 1937
Birthplace New York City, New York, USA
Died 2nd April, 2021
Place of Death Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Build Average
Eye Color Hazel
Hair Color Salt and Pepper
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Lawrence High School (1955)
University BA, Harvard University (1959), Playwright-in-Residence, Wesleyan University, Yale University, City College of New York
Occupation Text Playwright
Occupation Writer
Claim to Fame Mamas Hung You in the Closet
Year(s) Active 1962–present, 1962–2021
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Arthur Lee Kopit (né Koenig; May 10, 1937 – April 2, 2021) was an American playwright. He was a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist (Indians and Wings) and a three-time Tony Award nominee: Best Play, Indians (1970); Best Play, Wings (1979); and Best Book of a Musical, for Nine (1982).
He won the Vernon Rice Award (now known as the Drama Desk Award) in 1962 for Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad and was nominated for another Drama Desk Award in 1979 for Wings.

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