Bill C. Davis

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Bill C. Davis

Bill C. Davis

Bill C. Davis

Date of Birth

Date of Birth: August 24, 1951
Date of Passing: February 26, 2021
Birthplace: Ellenville, New York
Obituary: Hollywood Reporter

Bill C. Davis was an American playwright.

Davis is best known as the author of the 1981 play Mass Appeal, which became a hit on Broadway and was later adapted for a feature film starring Jack Lemmon and Charles Durning.

The play originally was produced off-Broadway in 1980 at the Manhattan Theatre Club, starring Milo O'Shea and Eric Roberts and directed by Geraldine Fitzgerald. Mass Appeal moved to Broadway the following year, with Michael O'Keefe taking over for Roberts.

Bill C. Davis was an American playwright.

Davis is best known as the author of the 1981 play Mass Appeal, which became a hit on Broadway and was later adapted for a feature film starring Jack Lemmon and Charles Durning.

The play originally was produced off-Broadway in 1980 at the Manhattan Theatre Club, starring Milo O'Shea and Eric Roberts and directed by Geraldine Fitzgerald. Mass Appeal moved to Broadway the following year, with Michael O'Keefe taking over for Roberts.

In addition to Mass Appeal, Davis' other plays include Dancing in the End Zone, All Hallowed, Jeremiah Rules, Expatriate, Austin's Bridge, Concierge, Household Accounts, The Human Cocktail, Open For Me, The Sex King, Village Rites, and Visiting Day.

He wrote the teleplay for the 1999 TV movie The Secret Path (with Ossie Davis, Della Reese, and Crystal Bernard).

Davis received many awards for his work, including the Outer Critics Circle Award, the Moliere Award, Critic's Choice L.A. Times, a National Board of Review citation and the Dramalogue Award.

Davis died February 26, 2021, in Torrington, Connecticut. He was 69.

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