22 Facts About Edward Albee


Edward Albee's works are often considered frank examinations of the modern condition.


Edward Albee's adoptive mother, Reed's second wife, Frances, was a socialite.


Edward Albee later based the main character of his 1991 play Three Tall Women on his mother, with whom he had a conflicted relationship.


Edward Albee attended the Rye Country Day School, then the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey, from which he was expelled.


Edward Albee then was sent to Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne, Pennsylvania, where he was dismissed in less than a year.


Edward Albee enrolled at The Choate School in Wallingford, Connecticut, graduating in 1946.


Edward Albee had attracted theatre attention by having scripted and published nine poems, eleven short stories, essays, a long act play, Schism, and a 500-page novel, The Flesh of Unbelievers in 1946.


Edward Albee moved into New York's Greenwich Village, where he supported himself with odd jobs while learning to write plays.


Primarily in his early plays, Edward Albee's work had various representations of the LGBTQIA community often challenging the image of a heterosexual marriage.


Edward Albee served as a distinguished professor at the University of Houston, where he taught playwriting.


Edward Albee's plays are published by Dramatists Play Service and Samuel French, Inc.


Edward Albee was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1972.


In 1985, Edward Albee was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame.


Edward Albee received a Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement ; the gold medal in Drama from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters ; as well as the Kennedy Center Honors and the National Medal of Arts.


In 2009, Edward Albee received honorary degree from the Bulgarian National Academy of Theater and Film Arts, a member of the Global Alliance of Theater Schools.


Edward Albee was gay and stated that he first knew he was gay at age 12 and a half.


Edward Albee dated Muir's sister, Delphine, and escorted her to her coming-out party.


Edward Albee had a relationship of several years with playwright Terrence McNally during the 1950s.


Edward Albee died at his home in Montauk, New York on September 16,2016, aged 88.


Edward Albee lived in a 6,000-square-foot loft that was a former cheese warehouse in New York's Tribeca neighborhood.


At the time of his death Edward Albee held an expansive collection of fine art, utilitarian works and sculptures.


Edward Albee was especially interested in artworks created by indigenous cultures in Africa and Oceania.