David Rabe Biography (1940-)

Full name, David William Rabe; born March 10, 1940, in Dubuque, IA; son of William (a teacher and meat packer) and Ruth (a department store worker; maidenname, McCormick) Rabe; married Elizabeth Pan (a laboratory technician), 1969(divorced); married Jill Clayburgh (an actress), March, 1979; children: (first marriage) Jason; (second marriage) one daughter. Career: Writer. New Haven Register, New Haven, CT, feature writer, 1969-70; Villanova University, Villanova, PA, assistant professor, 1970-72, consultant, 1972--. Military service: U.S. Army, 1965-67. Member: Philadelphia RugbyClub. Awards, Honors: Rockefeller grant, 1967; Associated Press Awardfor journalism, 1970; Obie Award, playwriting, Village Voice, Drama Desk Award, most promising playwright, Variety Critics Poll, and Elizabeth Hull/Kate Warriner Award, Dramatists Guild, all 1971, for The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel; Elizabeth Hull/Kate Warriner Award, 1971, for Streamers; Outer Critics Circle Award and New York Drama Critics Citation, both 1971, and Antoinette Perry Award, best play, 1972, all for Sticks and Bones; Academy- Institute Award for Literature, American Academy and Instituteof Arts and Letters, 1974; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best play, 1974, for In the Boom Boom Room; Guggenheim fellowship, 1976; Drama DeskAward, outstanding new play, and New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, best American play, both 1976, and Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best play, 1977, all for Streamers; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best play, 1985, for Hurlyburly. Addresses: Agent: Ellen Neuwald, Inc., 905West End Ave., New York, NY 10025.

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March 10, 1940
Dubuque, Iowa, United States

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