David Mamet

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  • David Mamet Date of Birth

    David Mamet Date of Birth
    David Mamet was born on November 30, 1947, in Chicago, Illinois
  • Historical Information

    Historical Information
    David Mamet is known for his precise use of vernacular American English.
  • First job of David Mamet

    First job of David Mamet
    David's first job was at 15 at Hull House Theatre.
  • Education

    Mamet received a bachelor's degree in 1969
  • People who influenced their writing

    David Mamet has been influenced by Arthur Miller, Harold Pinter, and Philip Roth and who in turn has influenced Aaron Sorkin and James Gray in the 70s.
  • Successful plays

    In 1971, at Goddard, Mamet started to teach drama and wrote some plays.
  • First marriage

    First marriage
    He married Lindsay Crouse, an American actress with whom he had two children, in 1977.
  • fun fact

    David Mamet started spending more time in the film industry starting in the 1980s, writing screenplays for six films and receiving an Academy Award nomination.
  • David Mamet First Award

    David Mamet First Award
    Mamet's first award was Laurence Olivier American Airlines Award of best new Play in 1983
  • David Mamet's Last Award

    An Obie Award for Best New American Play was Mamet's last award.
  • Second marriage

    Second marriage
    He married Rebecca Pidgeon in 1991, a British actress and songwriter, and they had two children.
  • Publication Date of first book

    Publication Date of first book
    True and False were publication in 1997
  • Fun fact

    David Mamet wrote an article for the November 2012 issue of The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles calling on fellow Jewish Americans to vote for Republican candidate Mitt Romney.
  • Award of television

    Award of television
    Mamet was given an award of 65th Primetime Emmy Awards in 2013
  • HBO

    In the 21st century, Mamet continued to compose and direct, including a 2013 HBO docudrama titled Phil Spector.
  • fun fact

    On November 11, 2013, David Mamet published Three War Stories, a collection of novellas.
  • Book

    Book
    Mamet originally published Chicago in October 2018
  • One of Mamets's plays

    One of Mamets's plays
    David Mamet played in Bitter Wheat in 2019
  • NOW

    David plans to open on Broadway in 2021