George Abbott

American writer and director (1887-1995)

George Francis Abbott (June 25, 1887 – January 31, 1995) was an American theater producer and director, playwright, screenwriter, and movie director and producer.[1] His career lasted from 1913 until 1995. He won six Tony Awards, a Pulitzer Prize and Drama Desk Award. Abbott was born in Forestville, New York. He was known for directing and writing many Broadway plays.[2]

Abbott died on January 31, 1995 in Miami Beach, Florida from a stroke at the age of 107.[3]

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  1. "Abbott, George". Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. I: A– Ak–Bayes (15th ed.). Chicago, Illinois: Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. 2010. pp. 13. ISBN 978-1-59339-837-8.
  2. Staff (February 13, 1995). "Theater: Director/Writer George Abbott, 1887–1995". Newsweek. Retrieved August 28, 2013.
  3. "Theater's `Mr. Abbott' Dies At 107" Seattle Times, February 1, 1995