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August Wilson
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Playwright
    (April 27, 1947-October 2, 2005)
    Birth name is Frederick August Kittel
    Wrote ‘Fences,' ‘Ma Rainey's Black Bottom,' ‘The Piano Lesson,' ‘Joe Turner's Come and Gone,' ‘Seven Guitars,' and ‘Two Trains Running'
    He dropped out of high school when a teacher accuses him of plagiarizing a 20-page paper on Napoleon.
    He enlisted in the army for three years, but only served one.
    A Broadway theater was named in his honor, but he died a few weeks before the ceremony.
    His plays were inspired by his anger over the racist treatment of Black Americans.
    He changed his name to August Wilson to honor his father, Frederick August Kittel, and his mother, Daisy Wilson.
    He did odd jobs as a porter, short-order cook, gardener, and dishwasher while educating himself at the public library.
    His ten-play cycle about black American history is one of the major theatrical achievements in the history of U.S. theater.
    He won two Pulitzer Prizes for Drama.
    He won a Tony Award for ‘Fences.'
    He is considered one of America's greatest playwrights.

Credit: Professor Moriarty


    In 2018, Out of 4 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 18 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 15 Votes: 46.67% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 11 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 12 Votes: 58.33% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 17 Votes: 82.35% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 15 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 23 Votes: 43.48% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 38 Votes: 52.63% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 31 Votes: 74.19% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 128 Votes: 65.62% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 125 Votes: 61.60% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 56 Votes: 37.50% Annoying
 
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