Edward Albee Biography | Author of The Zoo Story

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Edward Albee was born on March 12, 1928, in Washington, DC, where he was given the name Edward Franklin Albee HI by Reed and Francis Albee, who adopted him from his natural birth parents. Reed and Francis Albee were the heirs to the multi-million dollar fortune of American theater manager Edward Franklin Albee I. Albee attended several private and military schools, and during this education he began writing poetry and attending the theatre. Albee was twelve when he attempted to write his first play, a three-act sex farce; he soon turned back to poetry and even attempted to write novels as a teen. He studied at Trinity College in Connecticut from 1946 until 1947 and then decided to take the trust fund his grandmother had left him and move to New York City's Greenwich Village. Albee was able to live off of this fund by supplementing it with small odd jobs, thus...

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