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Jean Anouilh
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Born: June 23, 1910

Died: October 3, 1987 (aged 77)

Nationality: French

Occupation: Playwright, dramatist, screenwriter

Bio: Jean Marie Lucien Pierre Anouilh was a French dramatist whose career spanned five decades. Though his work ranged from high drama to absurdist farce, Anouilh is best known for his 1943 play Antigone, an adaptation of Sophocles' classical drama, that was seen as an attack on Marshal Pétain's Vichy government.

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