Pulitzer Prize Winning Playwright Edward Albee is Dead at 88

Posted on September 17, 2016

American playwright Edward Albee has died at the age of 88. Best known for his Tony Award-winning play Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? which was made into a a feature film in 1966 starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, he also wrote A Delicate Balance (1966), Seascape (1975), Three Tall Women (1994), The Goat, or Who is Sylvia (2002), Me Myself & I (2007) and Edward Albee's Peter and Jerry (2007).

Albee won the Pulitzer Prize three times, for A Delicate Balance, Seascape and Three Tall Women. Many considered him to be America's greatest living playwright. His plays were generally dark, humorous and they always contained wry social commentary.

Albee was the founder and president of the Edward F. Albee Foundation, which he created to help writers after the windfall from Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. In 1996 he was awarded a National Medal of Arts by President Bill Clinton.

His longtime partner, sculptor Jonathan Thomas, passed away in 2005. You can learn more about Edward Albee and his work at the Edward Albee Society.

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