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August Wilson (I) (1945–2005)
Writer, Actor, Producer

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August Wilson (I) (1945–2005)

Writer, Actor, Producer
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25 titles
Projects in Development (8 titles) Budget
Gem of the Ocean
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Jitney
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Joe Turner's Come and Gone
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King Headley II
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Radio Golf
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Seven Guitars
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The Piano Lesson
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Two Trains Running
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Past Film & Video (4 titles) Budget Opening Weekend Gross
(US & Canada)
Gross
(Worldwide)
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020)
Lyrics ("Baby Let Me Have It All"), Writer (based on the play written by) Lyrics ("Baby Let Me Have It All"), Writer (based on the play written by)   See fewer
Fences (2016)
Writer (based upon his play "Fences"), Writer (screenplay by) Writer (based upon his play "Fences"), Writer (screenplay by)   See fewer
$24MM
$129K
$58MM
$64MM
Fences (2012)
(Video) - Writer (Author) Writer (Author)   See fewer
$1K
The Naked Proof (2003)
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Past Television (1 title) Episodes
The Piano Lesson (1995)
(TV Movie) - Producer, Writer (play), Writer (teleplay) Producer, Writer (play), Writer (teleplay)   See fewer
Self (8 titles)
60 Minutes (2002)
(TV Series) - Self - Playwright (segment "August Wilson") (1 episode, 2002) Self - Playwright (segment "August Wilson") (1 episode, 2002)   See fewer
Hamas/August Wilson/The FBI's Dirty Little Secret (Jan 27, 2002) Season 34, Episode 19 - Self - Playwright (segment "August Wilson") Self - Playwright (segment "August Wilson")   See fewer
The 55th Annual Tony Awards (2001)
(TV Special) - Self - Nominee & Presenter Self - Nominee & Presenter   See fewer
Working in the Theatre (1987–2001)
(TV Series) - Self (2 episodes, 1987) Self (2 episodes, 1987)   See fewer
Playwright, Director & Choreographer (Apr 25, 2001) Season 23, Episode 1 - Self Self   See fewer
Playwright & Director (Sep 4, 1987) Season 9, Episode 5 - Self Self   See fewer
Charlie Rose (1998)
(TV Series) - Self - Guest (1 episode, 1998) Self - Guest (1 episode, 1998)   See fewer
Episode dated 25 February 1998 (Feb 25, 1998) Self - Guest Self - Guest   See fewer
Literary Visions (1992)
(TV Series) - Self (2 episodes, 1992) Self (2 episodes, 1992)   See fewer
A Frame for Meaning: Theme in Drama (1992) Season 1, Episode 22 - Self Self   See fewer
Ways of Seeing: Responding to Literature (1992) Season 1, Episode 2 - Self Self   See fewer
Ebony/Jet Showcase (1990)
(TV Series) - Self (1 episode, 1990) Self (1 episode, 1990)   See fewer
Episode dated 23 November 1990 (Nov 23, 1990) Self Self   See fewer
The 43rd Annual Tony Awards (1989)
(TV Special) - Self - Presenter Self - Presenter   See fewer
The 41st Annual Tony Awards (1987)
(TV Special) - Self - Winner Self - Winner   See fewer
Archive Footage (4 titles)
60 Minutes (2002–2021)
(TV Series) - Self - Playwright, 'Fences' (segment "Viola") / Self - Playwright (segment "August Wilson") (2 episodes, 2002) Self - Playwright, 'Fences' (segment "Viola") / Self - Playwright (segment "August Wilson") (2 episodes, 2002)   See fewer
The Oath Keepers/Race & Health/Viola Davis (Apr 18, 2021) Season 53, Episode 31 - Self - Playwright, 'Fences' (segment "Viola") (archive footage) Self - Playwright, 'Fences' (segment "Viola") (archive footage)   See fewer
Murder in the Second Degree/There's No Business Like Shoe Business/August Wilson (Aug 4, 2002) Season 34, Episode 46 - Self - Playwright (segment "August Wilson") (archive footage) Self - Playwright (segment "August Wilson") (archive footage)   See fewer
PBS NewsHour (2020)
(TV Series) - Self (1 episode, 2020) Self (1 episode, 2020)   See fewer
Episode 128 (Dec 25, 2020) Season 46, Episode 49 - Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
On Broadway (2019)
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American Masters (2015)
(TV Series) - Self (1 episode, 2015) Self (1 episode, 2015)   See fewer
August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand (Feb 20, 2015) Season 29, Episode 2 - Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
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