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Stanley Donen
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Woody Allen
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The Birdcage
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Jeannie Berlin
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John Turturro
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Marlo Thomas
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Theodore J. Flicker
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Elaine May

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Elaine May

American film director, screenwriter and actress add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1932.

Countries: United States (76%), Oman (4%), Canada (4%)

Main connections: Stanley Donen, Woody Allen, The Birdcage

Linked to: The Washington Post, Hollywood High School, National Society of Film Critics

 

Timeline


 

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Elaine May was born in 1932 add something


1940

She married Marvin May in the late 1940s and gave birth to a daughter, actress-director-screenwriter Jeannie Berlin in 1949 at age 17; the couple later divorced add something


1942

In 1942, the family moved to Los Angeles add something


1950

In 1950, May attended the University of Chicago and Playwrights Theatre in Chicago add something

 

She achieved her greatest fame in the 1950s from her improvisational comedy routines in partnership with Mike Nichols add something


1953

In 1953, she became a member of the improvisational theatre group The Compass Players, founded by Paul Sills and David Shepherd, which later became The Second City add something


1954

Theodore J. Flicker - In 1954, he became a member of Chicago's Compass Theater, America's first theater of improvisational comedy, a sub-genre he founded along with fellow comedy pioneer Elaine May


 

In 1960, they made their Broadway debut with "An Evening with Mike Nichols and Elaine May"; the original-cast album won the Grammy award in 1962 for Best Comedy Performance add something

 

Throughout the 1960s, thanks in part to the successful work with Nichols, May wrote, directed, and acted in various forms of theatre add something


1962

In 1962, she married lyricist Sheldon Harnick, best known for his work in "Fiddler On The Roof" add something


1971

May made her film writing and directing debut in 1971 with "A New Leaf", a screwball comedy based on Jack Ritchie's "The Green Heart" add something


1982

May and Rubinfine remained married until his death in 1982, though they lived separately in later years add something

 

She was one of several writers, none of whom were given credit for contributing to the screenplay, for the 1982 megahit "Tootsie", notably the scenes involving the character played by Bill Murray add something


1987

Warren Beatty - Following "Reds", Beatty did not appear in a film for five years until his comeback in 1987's "Ishtar", written and directed by Elaine May


1996

May reunited with her former comic partner, Mike Nichols, for "The Birdcage" in 1996 add something

 

The Birdcage - The script was written by Elaine May 1996


1997

May received her second Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay when she again worked with Nichols on "Primary Colors" in 1997 add something

 

Brian Kerwin - His Broadway theatre credits include the 1997 revival of "The Little Foxes" and the Elaine May comedy "After the Night and the Music" in 2005


1999

Stanley Donen - Donen's current longtime companion is writer and director Elaine May, who he has dated since 1999 and claimed to have proposed marriage to "about 172 times


2002

Stanley Donen - Donen had wanted to make a theatrical film version of the play, but was unable to secure financing from any major studio and instead took the project to ABC. In 2002 Donen directed Elaine May's musical play "Adult Entertainment" starring Danny Aiello and Jeannie Berlin in Stamford, Connecticut


2007

Marlo Thomas - In 2007, she starred as Doreen in Elaine May's comedy "Roger Is Dead" at George Street Playhouse

 

Jack Canfora - "The Newark Star Ledger" nominated "Place Setting" for "Best Play" for 2007-2008 along with plays by Edward Albee, Theresa Rebeck, and Elaine May


2011

Most recently, she wrote the one-act play, "George is Dead", which starred Marlo Thomas, and was performed on Broadway from 2011-12 as part of the anthology play, "Relatively Speaking", directed by John Turturro add something

 

John Turturro - His stage directorial debut was in October 2011, with the Broadway play "Relatively Speaking," in which he guided an ensemble of veteran actors in a production of three comedic one-act plays, written by Elaine May, Woody_Allen and Ethan Coen

 

Woody Allen - On October 20, 2011, Allen's one-act play "Honeymoon Motel" opened as part of a larger piece entitled "Relatively Speaking" on Broadway, along with two other one-acts by Ethan Coen and Elaine May


2012

She received the National Medal of Arts in 2012 for her unique contributions add something


2013

In December 2013 it was announced that Stanley Donen was in pre-production for a new film co-written with May, to be produced by Mike Nichols add something

 

Stanley Donen - In December 2013 it was announced that Donen was in pre-production for a new film co-written with Elaine May, to be produced by Mike Nichols


2016

In 2016, she was brought out of retirement to star in Woody Allen's television series on Amazon, her first role since Allen's own Small Time Crooks add something

 

In January 2016, the Writer's Guild of America-West announced that May would receive its 2016 Laurel award for Screenwriting Achievement at the Writer's Guild of America award ceremony in Los Angeles on February 13 add something

 

Woody Allen - On January 25, 2016, Allen was confirmed to be starring in the series alongisde Elaine May and Miley Cyrus


2018

In 2018, May returned to Broadway after 60 years in a Lila Neugebauer directed revival of Kenneth Lonergan's play The Waverly Gallery opposite Lucas Hedges, Joan Allen, and Michael Cera add something