- Name: August Wilson
- Born: 04/27/1945
- Died: 10/02/2005 (60 years old)
- Occupation: Author, playwright
August Wilson (April 27, 1945 – October 2, 2005) was an American playwright whose work included a series of ten plays, The Pittsburgh Cycle, for which he received two Pulitzer Prizes for Drama. Each work in the series is set in a different decade, and depicts comic and tragic aspects of the African-American experience in the 20th century.
Birth Name: Frederick August Kittel Jr.
Awards: Pulitzer Prize for Drama (1987, 1990), Whiting Award (1986), , Heinz Award in the Arts and Humanities (2004)
Birth Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Death Place: Seattle, Washington, U.S.
August Wilson quotes :
I'm a De Niro fan. I went eleven years without seeing a movie; the last one before that, February 1980, was De Niro and Scorsese in 'Raging Bull,' and when I went back, it was 'Cape Fear,' with De Niro and Scorsese. I picked up right where I left off at.August Wilson
I think of dying every day... At a certain age, you should be prepared to go at any time.August Wilson
Jazz in itself is not struggling. That is, the music itself is not struggling... It's the attitude that's in trouble. My plays insist that we should not forget or toss away our history.August Wilson