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Douglas McGrath, An Oscar And Tony Nominee, Passed Away At 64 Years Old

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Douglas McGrath

Douglas McGrath

Douglas McGrath, a writer, director, and performer nominated for Tony and Academy Awards went suddenly at the age of 64. The production company of McGrath’s autobiographical play “Everything is Fine” disclosed on Friday that he passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, McGrath was performing in “Everything is Fine” at Off-DR2 Broadway’s Theatre when he passed away. He was in New York City. The show’s final performance was on Wednesday, and it won’t be repeated. It was an honor for Everything’s Fine to present his solo autobiographical show. The Hollywood Reporter cited a statement from producers Daryl Roth, Tom Werner, and director John Lithgow in which they expressed their condolences to his family. “Everyone who worked with him over the last three months of production was struck by his grace, charm, and droll sense of humor,” they added.

McGrath’s career spanned both the stage and Hollywood, earning him nominations for both the Tony Award for his book Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and the Academy Award for the screenplay he co-wrote with Woody Allen for Bullets Over Broadway. Emma, Nicholas Nickleby, Company Man (co-written and directed with Peter Askin), and Infamous are just a few of the movies McGrath wrote and directed. He Is and Is Becoming He directed the two HBO documentaries about Mike Nichols that were nominated for Emmys. Along with Quiz Show and The Insider, he appeared in seven Woody Allen movies. He also wrote the stage plays Checkers and The Age of Innocence.

McGrath was born in Midland, Texas, to Beatrice and R. Searle McGrath, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He went to Princeton University, The Choate School, and Trinity School of Midland.

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