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TWELVE ANGRY MEN REGINALD ROSE (1920-2002) was born and grew up in New York City. After Pearl Harbor he enlisted, and served in the Philippines and Japan as a First Lieutenant until 1946. Writing since he was a teenager, he sold the first of his many television plays, The Bus to Nowhere , in 1950. He was called for jury duty for the first time in 1954. It was a manslaughter case and the jury argued bitterly for eight hours before bringing in a unanimous verdict. He decided this was a powerful situation on which to base a television play, and wrote Twelve Angry Men as a live one-hour drama for CBS’s Studio One . Its impact led to the film version in 1957, and he received Oscar nominations for Best Screenplay and Best Picture (as coproducer). The stage version was first produced in 1964, and revised versions in 1996 and 2004. In 1997 it was filmed for Showtime. Other TV plays include The Remarkable Incident at Carson Corners , Thunder on Sycamore Street , The Cruel Day , A Quiet Game of Cards , The Sacco-Vanzetti Story , Black Monday , Dear Friends , Studs Lonigan , The Rules of Marriage , and the award-winning Escape from Sobibor . Rose created, supervised, and wrote many of the episodes of the TV series The Defenders (1961-1965). His films include Crime in the Streets , Dino , Man of the West , The Man in the Net , Baxter! , Somebody Killed Her Husband , The Wild Geese , The Sea Wolves , and the film version of Whose Life Is It Anyway? He published Six Television Plays ; The Thomas Book , written for children; and a memoir, Undelivered Mail . Nominated six times, he won Emmys in 1954, 1962, and 1963. Among his many awards are the Berlin Golden Bear (1957); Writers Guild of America awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award; and three Mystery Writers of America awards. DAVID MAMET is the author of the plays Oleanna, Glengarry Glen Ross (1984 Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award), American Buffalo, A Life in the Theatre, Speed-the-Plow, Edmond, Lakeboat, The Water Engine, The Woods, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, Reunion, The Cryptogram (1995 Obie Award), The Old Neighborhood, Boston Marriage, Dr. Faustus, and Romance . His translation and adaptations include Red River by Pierre Laville and The Cherry Orchard, Three Sisters, and Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov. His films include, as writer, The Postman Always Rings Twice, The Verdict, The Untouchables, Hoffa, The Edge, Wag the Dog, and The Winslow Boy; as writer/director, House of Games, Oleanna, Homicide, The Spanish Prisoner, State and Main, Heist, and
Spartan. He is also the author of Warm and Cold and Bar Mitzvah, books for children with illustrations by Donald Sultan, and three other children’s books: Passover, The Duck and the Goat, and Henrietta; five volumes of essays: Writing in Restaurants, Some Freaks, The Cabin, Make-Believe Town, and Jaffsie and John Henry; two books of poems: The Hero Pony and Chinaman; Three Children’s Plays, On Directing Film, True and False, Three Uses of the Knife: On the Nature and Purpose of Drama, and the novels The Village, The Old Religion, and Wilson .

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