Kennedy, Adrienne (1931–)

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Kennedy, Adrienne (1931–)

African-American playwright. Born Sept 15, 1931, in Pittsburgh, PA; grew up in Cleveland; dau. of Cornell Hawkins (exec. secretary of YMCA) and Etta Hawkins (teacher); graduate of Ohio State University, 1953; m. Joseph Kennedy, 1953 (div. 1966); children: Joseph Jr. and Adam.

Won an Obie for Funnyhouse of a Negro, which was co-produced off-Broadway by Edward Albee (1964); other works include The Owl Answers (1965), Cities in Benzique (1965), A Rat's Mass (1966), An Evening with Dead Essay (1974), A Movie Star Has to Star in Black and White (1976), Lancashire Lad (1980), The Alexander Plays (1992) and Sleep Deprivation Center (1996).

See also memoirs, People Who Led to My Plays (1987).

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