Saturday, December 27, 2008

Dale Wasserman, 94

The man who adapted *One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and who wrote the book for *Man of La Mancha* died last week.
Eartha Kitt, too -- a lot of stage luminaries dying lately. As for Wasserman, the *New York Times* obit relates how cantankerous he was; how he lived as a hobo; and relates a great anecdote about how W.H. Auden miunderstood the ending of *La Mancha.*

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