Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee

Last week, legendary playwright Edward Albee passed away in his sleep at his home in Montauk, LI at the age of 88. See photos of the Albee throughout his distinguished career as BroadwayWorld remembers the life and works of the theatre's most revered figures.

Edward Albee was born on March 12, 1928, and began writing plays 30 years later. His plays include The Zoo Story (1958); The Death of Bessie Smith (1959); The Sandbox (1959); The American Dream(1960); Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1961-62, Tony Award, 2012-2013 Tony Award); Tiny Alice (1964); A Delicate Balance (1966, Pulitzer Prize, 1966 Tony Award); All Over (1971); Seascape (1974, Pulitzer Prize); Listening (1975); Counting the Ways (1975); The Lady From Dubuque (1977-78); The Man Who Had Three Arms (1981); Finding the Sun (1982); Marriage Play (1986-87); Three Tall Women(1991, Pulitzer Prize); Fragments (1993); The Play About the Baby(1997); The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? (2000, 2002 Tony Award); Occupant (2001); and At Home At the Zoo: (Act 1, Homelife; Act 2, The Zoo Story.) (2004); Me, Myself and I (2010).

Albee was the recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes for "A Delicate Balance," "Seascape" and "Three Tall Women." He is a member of the Dramatists Guild Council and president of the Edward F. Albee Foundation. Mr. Albee was awarded the Gold Medal in Drama from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters in 1980. In 1996 he received the Kennedy Center Honors and the National Medal of Arts. In 2005 he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Tony Award.

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Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Edward Albee attending the Broadway Opening Night Performance of.'Gore Vidal's The Best Man' at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre in New York City on 4/1/2012

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Edward Albee attending the Broadway Opening Night Performance of 'A Streetcar Named Desire' at the Broadhurst Theatre on 4/22/2012 in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Edward Albee & Emily Mann attending the Broadway Opening Night Performance of 'A Streetcar Named Desire' at the Broadhurst Theatre on 4/22/2012 in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Edward Albee attending the Broadway Opening Night Performance of 'Clybourne Park' at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York City on 4/19/2012

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Edward Albee attending The Soho Rep Spring Gala at the PARK in New York City..May 4, 2009.

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Edward Albee attending the Signature Theatre Company.Honors Event at the Essex House, New York City..May 5, 2003.

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Edward Albee attending the Signature Theatre Company.Honors Event at the Essex House, New York City..May 5, 2003.

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Estelle Parsons and Edward Albee Attending a party at the Circle In The Square Theatre,.New York City.November 1982.

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Edward Albee attending The 56th Annual Tony Awards.Radio City Music Hall.New York City.June 2, 2002.

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Edward Albee attending the New Dramatists 58th Annual Spring Luncheon to honor Edward Albee at the Mariott Marquee Hotel in New York City..May 17th, 2007.

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Edward Albee & Sarah Benson (Soho Rep Artistic Director) attending the Soho Rep Spring Gala 2007 held at .101 Riverviews in New York City..May 14, 2007.

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Edward Albee attending the Soho Rep Spring Gala 2007 held at .101 Riverviews in New York City..May 14, 2007.

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Edward Albee with his two stars from the Broadway production of THE GOAT or Who is Sylvia?.Mercedes Ruehl and Sally Field attending the Signature Theatre Company.Honors Event at the Essex House, New York City..May 5, 2003.

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Edward Albee with his two stars from the Broadway production of THE GOAT or Who is Sylvia?.Mercedes Ruehl and Sally Field attending the Signature Theatre Company.Honors Event at the Essex House, New York City..May 5, 2003.

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Edward Albee attending the New Dramatists 58th Annual Spring Luncheon to honor Edward Albee at the Mariott Marquee Hotel in New York City..May 17th, 2007.

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
attending the New Dramatists 58th Annual Spring Luncheon to honor Edward Albee at the Mariott Marquee Hotel in New York City..May 17th, 2007.

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Edward Albee & Michael Ceveris attending the New Dramatists 58th Annual Spring Luncheon to honor Edward Albee at the Mariott Marquee Hotel in New York City..May 17th, 2007.Edward Albee & Michael Ceveris attending the New Dramatists 58th Annual Spring Luncheon to honor Edward Albee at the Mariott Marquee Hotel in New York City..May 17th, 2007.

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
David Hyde Pierce, Debra Monk, Edward Hibbert, Edward Albee, Karen Ziemba & Jill Paice attending the New Dramatists 58th Annual Spring Luncheon to honor Edward Albee at the Mariott Marquee Hotel in New York City..May 17th, 2007.

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Edward Albee attending the New Dramatists 58th Annual Spring Luncheon to honor Edward Albee at the Mariott Marquee Hotel in New York City..May 17th, 2007.Edward Albee & Michael Ceveris attending the New Dramatists 58th Annual Spring Luncheon to honor Edward Albee at the Mariott Marquee Hotel in New York City..May 17th, 2007.

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Ben Gazzara, Swoozie Kurtz, Edward Albee & Michael Arden attending the New Dramatists 58th Annual Spring Luncheon to honor Edward Albee at the Mariott Marquee Hotel in New York City..May 17th, 2007.

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Edward Albee & Angela Lansbury attending the New Dramatists 58th Annual Spring Luncheon to honor Edward Albee at the Mariott Marquee Hotel in New York City..May 17th, 2007.Edward Albee & Michael Ceveris attending the New Dramatists 58th Annual Spring Luncheon to honor Edward Albee at the Mariott Marquee Hotel in New York City..May 17th, 2007.

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Edward Albee & Terrence McNally attending the New Dramatists 58th Annual Spring Luncheon to honor Edward Albee at the Mariott Marquee Hotel in New York City..May 17th, 2007.Edward Albee & Michael Ceveris attending the New Dramatists 58th Annual Spring Luncheon to honor Edward Albee at the Mariott Marquee Hotel in New York City..May 17th, 2007.

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Edward Albee & Terrence McNally attending the New Dramatists 58th Annual Spring Luncheon to honor Edward Albee at the Mariott Marquee Hotel in New York City..May 17th, 2007.Edward Albee & Michael Ceveris attending the New Dramatists 58th Annual Spring Luncheon to honor Edward Albee at the Mariott Marquee Hotel in New York City..May 17th, 2007.

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Edward Albee & Phyllis Newman attending the New Dramatists 58th Annual Spring Luncheon to honor Edward Albee at the Mariott Marquee Hotel in New York City..May 17th, 2007.

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Marian Seldes & Edward Albee & Tonya Pinkins attending the New Dramatists 58th Annual Spring Luncheon to honor Edward Albee at the Mariott Marquee Hotel in New York City..May 17th, 2007.

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Edward Albee attending The Soho Rep Spring Gala at the PARK in New York City..May 4, 2009.

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Edward Albee attends the 2010 Kennedy Center Honors Ceremomy in Washington, D.C..

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Edward Albee attends the 2010 Kennedy Center Honors Ceremomy in Washington, D.C..

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Edward Albee with HAllie Foote an the ensemble from THE OPPHAN'S HOME CYCLE.pictured during the 55th Annual Drama Desk Awards Ceremony Presentation, FH LaGuardia Concert Hall in New York City on May 23, 2010.

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Edward Albee during the 55th Annual Drama Desk Awards Ceremony Presentation, FH LaGuardia Concert Hall in New York City on May 23, 2010.

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Edward Albee during the 55th Annual Drama Desk Awards Ceremony Presentation, FH LaGuardia Concert Hall in New York City on May 23, 2010.

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Edward Albee with HAllie Foote an the ensemble from THE OPPHAN'S HOME CYCLE.pictured during the 55th Annual Drama Desk Awards Ceremony Presentation, FH LaGuardia Concert Hall in New York City on May 23, 2010.

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Edward Albee arrives for the Opening Night Performance of the Signature Theatre Company's "Angels In America" at on October 28, 2010 in New York City....

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Edward Albee arrives for the Opening Night Performance of the Signature Theatre Company's "Angels In America" at on October 28, 2010 in New York City....

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Edward Albee attends the 2010 Kennedy Center Honors Ceremomy in Washington, D.C..

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Edward Albee backstage at Times Talks: A Conversation with Tom Stoppard at the Times Center in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Sally Field and Bill Irwin .Star in the Edward Albee Play, The Goat.Golden Theatre.Theatre Marquee.Times Square, New York City.

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Sally Field and Bill Irwin .Star in the Edward Albee Play, The Goat.Golden Theatre.Theatre Marquee.Times Square, New York City.

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Edward Albee attending the La Mama Celebrates 51 Gala Party at the Ellen Stewart Theatre in New York City on 2/27/2013

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Edward Albee attending the La Mama Celebrates 51 Gala Party at the Ellen Stewart Theatre in New York City on 2/27/2013

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Edward Albee & Mia Yoo attending the La Mama Celebrates 51 Gala Party at the Ellen Stewart Theatre in New York City on 2/27/2013

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Mia Yoo & Edward Albee attending the La Mama Celebrates 51 Gala Party at the Ellen Stewart Theatre in New York City on 2/27/2013

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Marian Seldes & Edward Albee attending the New Dramatists 58th Annual Spring Luncheon to honor Edward Albee at the Mariott Marquee Hotel in New York City. May 17th, 2007

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Marian Seldes & Edward Albee attending the New Dramatists 58th Annual Spring Luncheon to honor Edward Albee at the Mariott Marquee Hotel in New York City. May 17th, 2007

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Edward Albee during the La Mama Celebrates 51 Gala honoring Estelle Parsons & Peter Swords at the Ellen Stewart Theatre in New York City on 2/27/2013

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Edward Albee during the La Mama Celebrates 51 Gala honoring Estelle Parsons & Peter Swords at the Ellen Stewart Theatre in New York City on 2/27/2013

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Edward Albee during the La Mama Celebrates 51 Gala honoring Estelle Parsons & Peter Swords at the Ellen Stewart Theatre in New York City on 2/27/2013

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Edward Albee during the La Mama Celebrates 51 Gala honoring Estelle Parsons & Peter Swords at the Ellen Stewart Theatre in New York City on 2/27/2013

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Estelle Parsons & Edward Albee during the La Mama Celebrates 51 Gala honoring Estelle Parsons & Peter Swords at the Ellen Stewart Theatre in New York City on 2/27/2013

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Estelle Parsons & Edward Albee during the La Mama Celebrates 51 Gala honoring Estelle Parsons & Peter Swords at the Ellen Stewart Theatre in New York City on 2/27/2013

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Estelle Parsons & Edward Albee during the La Mama Celebrates 51 Gala honoring Estelle Parsons & Peter Swords at the Ellen Stewart Theatre in New York City on 2/27/2013

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Estelle Parsons & Edward Albee during the La Mama Celebrates 51 Gala honoring Estelle Parsons & Peter Swords at the Ellen Stewart Theatre in New York City on 2/27/2013

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Estelle Parsons & Edward Albee during the La Mama Celebrates 51 Gala honoring Estelle Parsons & Peter Swords at the Ellen Stewart Theatre in New York City on 2/27/2013

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Estelle Parsons & Edward Albee during the La Mama Celebrates 51 Gala honoring Estelle Parsons & Peter Swords at the Ellen Stewart Theatre in New York City on 2/27/2013

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Mandy Patinkin & Kathryn Grody during the La Mama Celebrates 51 Gala honoring Estelle Parsons & Peter Swords at the Ellen Stewart Theatre in New York City on 2/27/2013

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Edward Albee & Tom Stoppard backstage at Times Talks: A Conversation with Tom Stoppard at the Times Center in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Edward Albee & Tom Stoppard backstage at Times Talks: A Conversation with Tom Stoppard at the Times Center in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
New York Times reporter Patrick Healy, Edward Albee & Tom Stoppard backstage at Times Talks: A Conversation with Tom Stoppard at the Times Center in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Tom Stoppard & Edward Albee backstage at Times Talks: A Conversation with Tom Stoppard at the Times Center in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
rmance of Edward Albee's 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' at the Booth Theatre on October 13, 2012 in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Theatre Marquee for the Opening Night Performance of Edward Albee's 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' at the Booth Theatre on October 13, 2012 in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Edward Norton, Edward Albee, Frank Gehry and James Houghton .attending The Signature Theatre Center Opening Gala Celebration honoring Edward Norton in New York City on 1/30/2012..

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Edward Norton & Edward Albee attending The Signature Theatre Center Opening Gala Celebration honoring Edward Norton in New York City on 1/30/2012..

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Edward Albee & Frank Gehry attending The Signature Theatre Center Opening Gala Celebration honoring Edward Norton in New York City on 1/30/2012..

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Edward Albee attending The Signature Theatre Center Opening Gala Celebration honoring Edward Norton in New York City on 1/30/2012..

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Edward Albee attending The Signature Theatre Center Opening Gala Celebration honoring Edward Norton in New York City on 1/30/2012..

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
Edward Albee (Hirschfeld Poster ) at the New Dramatists 58th Annual Spring Luncheon to honor Edward Albee at the Mariott Marquee Hotel in New York City..May 17th, 2007.

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