Larry Kramer

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Larry Kramer

Larry Kramer

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Larry Kramer

Larry Kramer

Date of Birth

Date of Birth: June 25, 1935
Date of Passing: May 26, 2020
Birthplace: Bridgeport, Connecticut
Obituary: Hollywood Reporter

Larry Kramer was an American writer, producer, and activist.

His first job in Hollywood was as a Teletype operator at Columbia Pictures, which led to a position in the studio’s story department doing rewrites and polishes on scripts.

Kramer would go on to receive an Academy Award nomination in 1971 for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium, for his work on Women in Love.

Larry Kramer was an American writer, producer, and activist.

His first job in Hollywood was as a Teletype operator at Columbia Pictures, which led to a position in the studio’s story department doing rewrites and polishes on scripts.

Kramer would go on to receive an Academy Award nomination in 1971 for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium, for his work on Women in Love.

Though he is perhaps best known as a trailblazing gay rights and AIDS activist, expressing his frustration with the deadly epidemic by writing the play The Normal Heart (1985) and becoming a beacon to an entire community.

In 2014, he received a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special for HBO movie based on his play, The Normal Heart.

Kramer died May 27, 2020, in Manhattan, New York. He was 84.

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Awards & Nominations

1 Nomination
Larry Kramer (l) and Julia Roberts (r) of The Normal Heart backstage at the 66th Emmys.
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Larry Kramer (l) and Julia Roberts (r) of The Normal Heart backstage at the 66th Emmys.
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Larry Kramer (l) and Julia Roberts (r) of The Normal Heart backstage at the 66th Emmys. 

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