March 21, 1995 in Nation/World

Playwright Sidney Kingsley Dies

Compiled From Wire Services
 

Playwright Sidney Kingsley, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1934 for the hospital drama “Men in White,” died Monday. He was 89.

In 1943, he received the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for “The Patriots,” a drama about Thomas Jefferson’s conflict with Alexander Hamilton over the nature of democracy.

His 1935 play, “Dead End,” which also became a hit movie, focused on the conditions of New York City’s slums and was the first command performance of a play at the White House.

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