Encyclopedia > John Osborne

  Article Content

John Osborne

John James Osborne (December 12, 1929 - December 24, 1994) was a British playwright, the first of the Angry Young Men in the 1950s.

He was born in London, the son of a copywriter. He was educated at Belmont College[?], Devon but was expelled after attacking the headmaster. He became involved in theatre, initially as a tutor but then as an actor and a manager. He tried his hand at writing plays and submitted his first to George Devine[?] in 1956, Look Back in Anger[?] was an enormous critical success. His next work was The Entertainer (1957), which was another success. On the back of these he went on to write a number of less successful plays and he was accused of wasting his talent. As well as plays he also wrote a number of screenplays, mainly adaptations of his own works he also won an Oscar for his 1963 adaptation of Tom Jones[?]. He acted in a few films, including Get Carter (1971), Tomorrow Never Comes[?] (1978) and Flash Gordon (1980).

He died in Graceland from complications brought on from his diabetes.



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Battle Creek, Michigan

... of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females th ...

 
 
 
This page was created in 40.5 ms