Arthur Kopit

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Arthur Kopit

Arthur Kopit

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Arthur Kopit

Date of Birth

Date of Birth: May 10, 1937
Date of Passing: April 02, 2021
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City
Obituary: Deadline

Arthur Kopit was an American playwright and screenwriter.

Kopit is best known for writing the Broadway musical Nine (1982), which was adapted into a film starring Daniel Day Lewis in 2009.

A student of engineering at Harvard University, he composed and staged several short plays while he was still an undergraduate.

Arthur Kopit was an American playwright and screenwriter.

Kopit is best known for writing the Broadway musical Nine (1982), which was adapted into a film starring Daniel Day Lewis in 2009.

A student of engineering at Harvard University, he composed and staged several short plays while he was still an undergraduate.

Kopit went on to pen a number of plays including Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma’s Hung You in the Closet and I’m Feelin’ So Sad (1963), Chamber Music (1965), Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull’s History Lesson (1969), and Wings (1978), all of which were adapted into feature films or episodic television.

As a screenwriter, he wrote the TV movies Starstruck, Hands of a Stranger, and Roswell.

Kopit died April 2, 2021, in Manhattan, New York City, New York. He was 83.

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