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August Wilson (I) (1945–2005)


August Wilson once dropped out of school, disillusioned after having been unjustly accused of plagiarism by a racist instructor who could not fathom the artistic and intellectual genius of a then young Black male writer. Wilson was not disillusioned forever. Having now completed a decade by decade cycle of seven plays that illustrate the ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Fences Writer
(2016)
(1995)
Fences Writer
(2012)
The Naked Proof Narrator
(2003)

Filmography

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 2016 Fences (based upon his play "Fences") / (screenplay by)
 2012 Fences (Video) (Author)
 1995 The Piano Lesson (TV Movie) (play) / (teleplay)
Hide Hide Show Show Actor (1 credit)
 2003 The Naked Proof
Narrator
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 1995 The Piano Lesson (TV Movie) (producer)
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 2002 60 Minutes (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Playwright (segment "August Wilson")
- Hamas/August Wilson/The FBI's Dirty Little Secret (2002) ... Himself - Playwright (segment "August Wilson")
 2001 The 55th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Nominee & Presenter
 1987-2001 Working in the Theatre (TV Series documentary)
Himself
- Playwright & Director (1987) ... Himself
 1998 Charlie Rose (TV Series)
Himself - Guest
- Episode dated 25 February 1998 (1998) ... Himself - Guest
 1992 Literary Visions (TV Series documentary)
Himself
 1990 Ebony/Jet Showcase (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode dated 23 November 1990 (1990) ... Himself
 1989 The 43rd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Presenter
 1987 The 41st Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Winner
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 2015 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
Himself
 2002 60 Minutes (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Playwright (segment "August Wilson")
- Murder in the Second Degree/There's No Business Like Shoe Business/August Wilson (2002) ... Himself - Playwright (segment "August Wilson")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(1988 Winter) His play, "Joe Turner's Come and Gone," was performed at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, California. Jack O'Brien was artistic director. Lloyd Richards was director. Craig Noel was company director. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 18 Articles | See more »
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Personal Quote:

Having moved from Pittsburgh to St. Paul, I felt I could hear voices for the first time accurately.

Trivia:

His play, "Seven Guitars", at the Congo Square Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois was awarded the 2005 Joseph Jefferson Award for Play Production. See more »

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