Name David Rabe
|Born David William Rabe
March 10, 1940 (age 75)
Dubuque, Iowa (1940-03-10) |
Education Loras College, B.A., 1962 Villanova University, M.A., 1968
Awards Tony Award for Best Play, 1972 (Sticks and Bones) Obie Award for distinguished playwriting, 1973 (The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel) National Institute and American Academy Award in Literature, 1976 Guggenheim Fellowship, 1976 PEN/Laura Pels Award Master American Dramatist, 2014
Spouse Jill Clayburgh (m. 1979–2010)
Children Lily Rabe, Michael Rabe, Jason Rabe
Books Those the River Keeps
Movies Casualties of War, Hurlyburly, The Firm, Streamers, I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can, Sticks and Bones
Plays Hurlyburly, Sticks and Bones, Streamers, In the Boom Boom Ro, A Question of Mercy
Similar People Jill Clayburgh, Lily Rabe, Michael Rabe, Joseph Papp, Jason Rabe
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David William Rabe (born March 10, 1940) is an American playwright and screenwriter. He won the Tony Award for Best Play in 1972 (Sticks and Bones) and also received Tony award nominations for Best Play in 1974 (In the Boom Boom Room), 1977 (Streamers) and 1985 (Hurlyburly).
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After leaving the Army, Rabe returned to Villanova, studying writing and earning an M.A. in 1968. During this time, he began work on the play Sticks and Bones, in which the family represents the ugly underbelly of the Nelson family when they are faced with their hopeless son David returning home from Vietnam as a blinded vet.
Rabe is known for his loose trilogy of plays drawing on his experiences as an Army draftee in Vietnam, Sticks and Bones (1969), the Tony Award-winning The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel (1971), and Streamers (1976). He has also written Hurlyburly (both the play and the screenplay for the film version), and the screenplays for the Vietnam War drama Casualties of War (1989) and the film adaptation of John Grisham's The Firm (1993).
A collection of Rabe's manuscripts is housed in the Mugar Memorial Library, at Boston University.
Rabe was born in Dubuque, Iowa, the son of Ruth (McCormick), a department store worker, and William Rabe, a teacher and meat packer. Rabe was married to actress Jill Clayburgh from 1978 until her death November 5, 2010. He has two children with Clayburgh, actress Lily Rabe and Michael Rabe. He has one son, Jason Rabe, from his first marriage.