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Wendy Wasserstein

playwright
Born: 10/18/1950
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York

Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist known for her plays about educated women facing challenges in post-liberation America. Her plays include Uncommon Women and Others (1977), Isn't It Romantic (1983) and The Heidi Chronicles (1988). She published a book of essays in 2001 called Shiksa Goddess.

Died: Manhattan, 1/30/2006

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