Larry Kramer

American screenwriter, novelist, essayist, playwright, LGBT-rights and AIDS activist

Larry Kramer (June 25, 1935 – May 27, 2020) was an American playwright, author, public health and LGBT rights activist. He began his career rewriting scripts while working for Columbia Picture. There he wrote the screenplay for the 1969 movie Women in Love. He earned an Academy Award nomination for his work.

Larry Kramer
Larry Kramer in April 2010
Larry Kramer in April 2010
Born(1935-06-25)June 25, 1935
Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.
DiedMay 27, 2020(2020-05-27) (aged 84)
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
OccupationScreenwriter, novelist, essayist, playwright, activist
NationalityAmerican
Period1960s–2020
SubjectGay community, AIDS activism
Spouse
David Webster (m. 2013)

Kramer was openly gay.[1] In 1988, he was diagnosed with hepatitis B and HIV.[2] He had a liver transplant in 2001.

His brother was lawyer Arthur Kramer (1927–2008).

Kramer died of pneumonia in New York City on May 27, 2020. He was 84.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Vargas, Jose Antonio (2005-05-09), "The Pessivist; AIDS Activist Larry Kramer, Hoarse From Speaking Truth to Power", The Washington Post, p. C01, retrieved 2007-09-23
  2. PSB interview
  3. Lewis, Daniel (May 27, 2020). "Larry Kramer, Author and Outspoken AIDS Activist, Dies at 84". The New York Times.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Larry Kramer at Wikimedia Commons