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Peter Stone

Peter Stone

Peter Stone (1930-2003) was the first writer to win the Tony, the Oscar and the Emmy. With 15 Broadway productions to his credit, he received Tony Awards for his books to 1776, Woman of the Year, Death Takes a Holiday,The Will Rogers Folliesand Titanic(all four also winning the Tony for Best Musical). His other Broadway credits include the musicals Two By Two (written with composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist Martin Charnin), My One and Onlyand Sugar. With Erich Maria Remarque he collaborated on the Broadway play, Full Circleand in 1999 he adapted the book for the Tony winning revival of Annie Get Your Gun. The author of more than two dozen feature films, he won an Academy Award for his screenplay, Father Goose, the Edgar (Mystery Writers of America Award) for his film Charade (remade in 2002) and the Christopher Award for the screen adaptation of his own musical, 1776. Among his other films are The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3, Mirage, Arabesque, Sweet Charity, Skin Game, Who's Killing the Great Chefs of Europse? and Just Cause. His television credits included the acclaimed CBS series The Defenders (earning an Emmy Award) and the libretto adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's Androcles and the Lion, with songs by Richard Rodgers (NBC, 1967; stage premiere, 2002). From 1981-1999, Mr. Stone was President of The Dramatists Guild, the national society of playwrights, composers and lyricists.


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