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Gems, Pam (1925–)

British playwright. Born Iris Pamela Price, Aug 1, 1925, in Bransgore, in the New Forest, Hampshire, England; dau. of Jim Price and Elsie Mabel (Annetts) Price; attended Manchester University; m. Keith Gems, 1949; children: 4.

Came to prominence with the London production of Dusa, Fish, Stas and Vi (1976); other plays, frequently produced on West End, Broadway, and in Stratford, include Queen Christina (1977), Piaf (1978), Loving Women (1985), The Danton Affair (1986), a musical adaptation of The Blue Angel (1991), Deborah's Daughter (1995), and Stanley (1996); also adapted works by other writers, including Uncle Vanya (1979), A Doll's House (1980), The Cherry Orchard (1984), Camille (1985), Yerma (1993), Ghosts (1993), and The Seagull (1994); wrote the novels Mrs. Frampton (1989) and Bon Voyage, Mrs. Frampton (1990).

Gems, Pam (1925–)

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