BirthdayDecember 12, 1929
BirthplaceLondon, UK

Celebrity biographies

  1. About John Osborne

    Full name: John Osborne
    Also known as: John Osborne, Osborne, John
    Professions: English playwright and social rebel
    Work: The Plays of John Osborne
    Occupation: Playwright, political activist

  2. John Osborne Measurements

    Height: 6' (1.83 m)

  3. John Osborne Known for

    The Entertainer (1960), Look Back in Anger (1959), Tom Jones (1963), Colonel Redl (1985)

  4. John Osborne Death information

    Died: Saturday, 24th of December, 1994 (Age: 65)

  5. John Osborne Biography

    John James Osborne (12 December 1929 – 24 December 1994) was an English playwright, screenwriter, actor and critic of the Establishment. The success of his 1956 play Look Back in Anger transformed English theatre.In a productive life of more than 40 years, Osborne explored many themes and genres, writing for stage, film and TV. His personal life was extravagant and iconoclastic. He was notorious for the ornate violence of his language, not only on behalf of the political causes he supported but also against his own family, including his wives and children.Osborne was one of the first writers to address Britain's purpose in the post-imperial age. He was the first to question the point of the monarchy on a prominent public stage. During his peak (1956–1966), he helped make contempt an acceptable and now even cliched onstage emotion, argued for the cleansing wisdom of bad behaviour and bad taste, and combined unsparing truthfulness with devastating wit.

  6. John Osborne Family

    Spouse: Jill Bennett (British actress)

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