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  1. David Auburn - Wikipedia

    David Auburn (born November 30, 1969) is an American playwright, screenwriter, and theatre director. He is best known for his 2000 play Proof , which won the 2001 Tony Award for Best Play and Pulitzer Prize for Drama .

  2. From Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia David Auburn (born November 30, 1969) is an American playwright, screenwriter, and theatre director. He is best known for his 2000 play Proof, which won the 2001 Tony Award for Best Play and Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

  3. The Columnist - Wikipedia

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Columnist is a play by American playwright David Auburn. It opened on Broadway 's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, under the direction of Daniel J. Sullivan. The play opened on April 25, 2012 and closed July 8, 2012 with John Lithgow starring as Joseph Alsop.

  4. Proof (play) - Wikipedia

    Proof is a 2000 play by the American playwright David Auburn. Proof was developed at George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, New Jersey, during the 1999 Next Stage Series of new plays. The play premiered Off-Broadway in May 2000 and transferred to Broadway in October 2000. The play won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for ...

  5. Tick, Tick... Boom! - Wikipedia,_Tick..._BOOM!

    After his death in 1996, it was revised and revamped by playwright David Auburn as a three-actor piece and was premiered Off-Broadway in 2001. Since then, the show has had an Off-West End production, a West End production, an American national tour, two Off-Broadway revivals in 2014 and 2016, and numerous local and international productions.

  6. David Canary - Wikipedia

    The actor also appeared as the locomotive engineer in the movie Atomic Train. In 2004, he appeared as mathematical genius Robert in a well-reviewed production of David Auburn's Proof in Canton, Ohio, near his hometown of Massillon. Canary had been known to be most affable and accessible to fans of both All My Children and Bonanza.

  7. Stephen Kunken - Wikipedia,_Stephen

    Stephen Michael Kunken (born c. 1971) is an American actor. He is known for the roles of Ari Spyros on Showtime 's Billions and Commander Putnam on Hulu 's The Handmaid's Tale . His film work includes work with Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Woody Allen, Ang Lee, Barry Levinson, and others.

  8. Beau Cassidy - Biography - IMDb

    His father, David Cassidy, was the #1 Pop Icon of the 70's starring as Keith Partridge on "The Partridge Family". His uncle, Shaun Cassidy, was another teen star of the 70's hit show "The Hardy Boys". His grandfather, Jack Cassidy, was a world-renowned Tony Award winning actor and performer.

  9. Proof By David Auburn - e13 Components

    Summary and Review of Proof, a Play from David Auburn David Auburn is an American playwright whose 2000 play Proof won the Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and was also adapted into a film. He has received the Helen Merrill Playwriting Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He lives in Manhattan.

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    James David Gra­ham Niven was born in Bel­grave Man­sions, Lon­don, to William Ed­ward Gra­ham Niven (1878–1915) and his wife, Hen­ri­etta Julia (née De­gacher) Niven. He was named David after his birth on St. David's Day, 1 March. Niven often claimed that he was born in Kir­riemuir, in the Scot­tish county of Angusin 1909, but his birth cer­tifi­cate shows this was not the case. Hen­ri­etta was of French and British an­ces­try. She was born in Wales, the daugh­ter of army of­fi­cer William De­gacher (1841–1879) by his mar­riage to Julia Car­o­line Smith, the daugh­ter of Lieu­tenant Gen­eral James Web­ber Smith. Niven's grand­fa­ther William De­gacher was killed in the Bat­tle of Isan­dl­wana (1879), dur­ing the Zulu War.Born William Hitch­cock, he and his brother Henry had fol­lowed the lead of their fa­ther, Wal­ter Henry Hitch­cock, in as­sum­ing their mother's maiden name of De­gacher in 1874. William Niven, David's fa­ther, was of Scot­tish de­scent; his pa­ter­nal grand­fa­th...

    As an extra

    When Niven pre­sented him­self at Cen­tral Cast­ing, he learned that he needed a work per­mit to re­side and work in the United States. This meant that Niven had to leave the US, so he went to Mex­ico, where he worked as a "gun-man", clean­ing and pol­ish­ing the ri­fles of vis­it­ing Amer­i­can hunters. He re­ceived his res­i­dent alien visa from the Amer­i­can con­sulate when his birth cer­tifi­cate ar­rived from Britain. He re­turned to the US and was ac­cepted by Cen­tral Cast­ing as "An­...

    Sam Goldwyn

    Niven's role in Mutiny on the Bounty brought him to the at­ten­tion of in­de­pen­dent film pro­ducer Samuel Gold­wyn, who signed him to a con­tract and es­tab­lished his ca­reer. For Gold­wyn, Niven had a small role in Splen­dor (1935). He was loaned to MGM for a small part in Rose Marie (1936) then had a larger one in Palm Springs(1936) at Para­mount. His first size­able part for Gold­wyn came in Dodsworth (1936), play­ing a man who flirts with Ruth Chat­ter­ton. He was loaned to 20th Cen­tu...

    Leading man

    Niven grad­u­ated to star parts in "A" films with The Dawn Pa­trol (1938) at Warn­ers; he was billed after Errol Flynn and Basil Rath­bone but it was a lead­ing role and the film did ex­cel­lent busi­ness. Niven was re­luc­tant to take a sup­port part in Wuther­ing Heights(1939) for Gold­wyn, but even­tu­ally re­lented and the film was a big suc­cess. RKO bor­rowed him to play Gin­ger Rogers' lead­ing man in the ro­man­tic com­edy, Bach­e­lor Mother (1939), which was a big hit. Gold­wyn used...

    After Britain de­clared war on Ger­many in 1939, Niven re­turned home and re­joined the British Army. He was alone among British stars in Hol­ly­wood in doing so; the British Em­bassyad­vis­ing most ac­tors to stay. Niven was recom­mis­sioned as a lieu­tenant into the Rifle Brigade (Prince Con­sort's Own) on 25 Feb­ru­ary 1940, and was as­signed to a motor train­ing bat­tal­ion. He wanted some­thing more ex­cit­ing, how­ever, and trans­ferred into the Com­man­dos. He was as­signed to a train­ing base at In­verailort House in the West­ern High­lands. Niven later claimed credit for bring­ing fu­ture Major Gen­eral Sir Robert E. Lay­cock to the Com­man­dos. Niven com­manded "A" Squadron GHQ Li­ai­son Reg­i­ment, bet­ter known as "Phan­tom". He worked with the Army Film Unit.

    Niven re­sumed his ca­reer while still in Eng­land, play­ing the lead in A Mat­ter of Life and Death (1946), from the team of Pow­ell and Press­burger. The movie was crit­i­cally ac­claimed, pop­u­lar in Eng­land and the re­cip­i­ent of the first Royal Film Per­for­mance.

    While on leave in 1940, Niven met Prim­ula "Prim­mie" Susan Rollo (18 Feb­ru­ary 1918, Lon­don – 21 May 1946), the daugh­ter of Lon­don lawyer William H.C. Rollo. After a whirl­wind ro­mance, they mar­ried on 16 Sep­tem­ber. A son, David, Jr., was born in De­cem­ber 1942 and a sec­ond son, James Gra­ham Niven on 6 No­vem­ber 1945. Prim­mie died aged 28, only six weeks after the fam­ily moved to the US. She frac­tured her skull after an ac­ci­den­tal fall in the Bev­erly Hills, Cal­i­for­nia home of Ty­rone Power, while play­ing a game of hide-and-seek. She had walked through a door be­liev­ing it to be a closet, but in­stead, it led to a stone stair­case to the basement. In 1948, Niven met Hjördis Paulina Tersme­den (née Gen­berg, 1919–1997), a di­vorced Swedish fash­ion model. He re­counted their meeting: In New York, Niven and Hjördis were next-door neigh­bours with Au­drey Hep­burn, who made her début on Broad­way that sea­son. In 1960, while film­ing Please Don't Eat the Daisies...

    In 1980, Niven began ex­pe­ri­enc­ing fa­tigue, mus­cle weak­ness, and a war­ble in his voice. His 1981 in­ter­views on the talk shows of Michael Parkin­son and Merv Grif­fin alarmed fam­ily and friends; view­ers won­dered if Niven had ei­ther been drink­ing or suf­fered a stroke. He blamed his slightly slurred voice on the shoot­ing sched­ule on the film he had been mak­ing, Bet­ter Late Than Never. He was di­ag­nosed with amy­otrophic lat­eral scle­ro­sis (ALS, or "Lou Gehrig's dis­ease" in the US, or "motor neu­rone dis­ease" (MND) in the UK), later that year. His final ap­pear­ance in Hol­ly­wood was host­ing the 1981 Amer­i­can Film In­sti­tute trib­ute to Fred As­taire. In Feb­ru­ary 1983, using a false name to avoid pub­lic­ity, Niven was hos­pi­talised for 10 days, os­ten­si­bly for a di­ges­tive prob­lem. Af­ter­wards, he re­turned to his chalet at Château-d'Œx. His con­di­tion con­tin­ued to de­cline, but he re­fused to re­turn to the hos­pi­tal, and his fam­ily sup­ported...

    A Thanks­giv­ing ser­vice for Niven was held at St Mar­tin-in-the-Fields, Lon­don, on 27 Oc­to­ber 1983. The con­gre­ga­tion of 1,200 in­cluded Prince Michael of Kent, Mar­garet, Duchess of Ar­gyll, Sir John Mills, Sir Richard At­ten­bor­ough, Trevor Howard, Sir David Frost, Joanna Lum­ley, Dou­glas Fair­banks, Jr. and Lord Olivier. Bi­og­ra­pher Gra­ham Lord wrote, "the biggest wreath, wor­thy of a Mafia God­fa­ther's fu­neral, was de­liv­ered from the porters at Lon­don's Heathrow Air­port, along with a card that read: 'To the finest gen­tle­man who ever walked through these halls. He made a porter feel like a king.'" In 1985, Niven was in­cluded in a se­ries of British postage stamps, along with Sir Al­fred Hitch­cock, Sir Char­lie Chap­lin, Peter Sell­ers and Vivien Leigh, to com­mem­o­rate "British Film Year".

    Niven, David (1951). Round the Rugged Rocks. London: The Cresset Press.
    Niven, David (1971). The Moon's a Balloon. London: Hamish Hamilton. ISBN 0-340-15817-4.
    Niven, David (1975). Bring on the Empty Horses. Hamish Hamilton. ISBN 0-241-89273-2.
    Niven, David (1981). Go Slowly, Come Back Quickly. Hamish Hamilton. ISBN 0-241-10690-7.
    David Niven at the BFI's Screenonline
    David Niven at the BFI
    "Archival material relating to David Niven". UK National Archives.
    David Niven at the Internet Broadway Database
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