Noel Coward Biography

 
Date Of Birth:
December 16, 1899
Date Of Death:
March 26, 1973 (73)
Birth Place:
Teddington, ENGLAND
Gender: Male
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Noel Coward Biography

Date of Birth: December 16, 1899
Date of Death: March 26, 1973 (73)
Birth Place: Teddington, ENGLAND
Gender: Male

Noel was an English playwright, composer, actor, producer and director. His plays include The Vortex (1924), Hay Fever (1925), Private Lives (1930), Blithe Spirit (1941), Present Laughter (1943) and This Happy Breed (1943). He produced, wrote, starred in and co-directed (with David Lean) the Academy Award-winning film In Which We Serve (1942) as well as writing the screenplay for one of the most beloved British films of all time, Brief Encounter (1945). He wrote many songs now considered classics, including "Mad About the Boy", "Mad Dogs and Englishmen", "Iíll See You Again" and "20th Century Blues" and in 1955 performed a sell-out cabaret season in Las Vegas. His musicals include Bitter Sweet (1929) and Sail Away (1961). As an actor he enjoyed memorable roles onstage in many of his plays as well as on film playing Hawthorne in Our Man In Havana (1959) and Mr Bridger in The Italian Job (1969). He was knighted in 1970.

Noel Coward Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
Tony Awards - 1964 - Best Direction of a Musical
Noel Coward , High Spirits
 
Tony Awards - 1964 - Best Musical
Noel Coward, The Girl Who Came to Supper
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1942 - Best Foreign Play
Noel Coward, Blithe Spirit