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Allen, Woody, (Allen Stewart Konigsberg) free

Born Brooklyn 1 Dec. 1935; s of late Martin and of Nettie Konigsberg; m 1966, Louise Lasser (marr. diss.); one s by Mia Farrow , qv; m 1997, Soon-Yi Previn

writer, actor, director

Career

TV script writer, 1953–64, and appeared as a comedian in nightclubs and on TV shows. Sylvania Award, 1957. Plays: (writer) Don’t Drink the Water, 1966; (writer and actor) Play It Again Sam, 1969 (filmed 1972); The Floating Light Bulb, 1990; (writer and dir) A Second Hand Memory, 2005. Films: (writer and actor) What’s New Pussycat?, 1965; (actor): Casino Royale, 1967; Scenes from a Mall, 1991; Fading Gigolo, 2014; (writer, actor and director): What’s Up Tiger Lily?, 1966; Take the Money and Run, 1969; Bananas, 1971; Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid to Ask, 1972; Sleeper, 1973; Love and Death, 1975; The Front, 1976; Annie Hall (Academy Award), 1977; Manhattan, 1979; Stardust Memories, 1980; A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy, 1982; Zelig, 1983; Broadway Danny Rose, 1984; Hannah and her Sisters (Academy Award), 1986; New York Stories, 1989; Shadows and Fog, 1992; Husbands and Wives, 1992; Manhattan Murder Mystery, 1994; Mighty Aphrodite, 1995; Everyone Says I Love You, 1996; Deconstructing Harry, 1997; Small Time Crooks, 2000; The Curse of the Jade Scorpion, 2002; Hollywood Ending, 2002; Anything Else, 2003; Whatever Works, 2010; To Rome with Love, 2012; (writer and director): Interiors, 1978; The Purple Rose of Cairo, 1985; Radio Days, 1987; September, 1988; Another Woman, 1989; Crimes and Misdemeanours, 1989; Alice, 1990; Bullets over Broadway, 1995 (writer, stage version, 2014); Celebrity, 1999; Sweet and Lowdown, 1999; Melinda and Melinda, 2005; Match Point, 2007; Cassandra’s Dream, 2008; Vicky Cristina Barcelona, 2009; You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, 2011; Midnight in Paris, 2011 (Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. 2012); Blue Jasmine, 2013; Magic in the Moonlight, 2014; Irrational Man, 2015; Café Society, 2016. Television series: (writer and actor) Crisis in Six Scenes, 2016

Publications

Getting Even, 1971; Without Feathers, 1975; Side Effects, 1981; Three One-Act Plays, 2004; Mere Anarchy (short stories), 2007; The Insanity Defense, 2007; contribs to New Yorker, etc