Robert Marasco Biography (1936-1998)
See index for CTFT sketch: Born September 22, 1936, in New York; diedof lung cancer on December 6, 1998, in Manhasset, NY. Playwright and author.Robert Marasco achieved fame with the surprise success of his play Child'sPlay. The play, which ran beginning in 1970 for 343 performances, featured evil events that took place in a Catholic boys' school. The play won several Tony Awards and was later made into a motion picture. Marasco studied Greek and Latin in college. With the success of Child's Play, the author was able to turn his attention to full time writing. His plays and novels continued to feature horror in their settings, including his first novel BurntOfferings(1973), the story of a rented haunted house. The book was latermade into a movie starring Bette Davis. One reviewer found the story effectively scary but too good to put down. Marasco also published the novel Parlor Games(1979) and the screenplay Our Sally.
- Birth Details
- September 22, 1936
- Manhasset, New York, United States
OBITUARIES AND OTHER SOURCES
- Chicago Tribune, December 13, 1998, p. 10.
- Los Angeles Times, December 12, 1998, p. A21.
- New York Times, December 11, 1998, p. B15.
- Times December 15, 1998, (London)