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Larry Kramer

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

Larry Kramer (born June 25, 1935) is 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 (age 84)
Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
OccupationScreenwriter, novelist, essayist, playwright, activist
SubjectGay community, AIDS activism
David Webster (m. 2013)

Kramer is 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).


  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

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