Raggedy Ann and Andy writer Max Wilk dead at 90

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Raggedy Ann And Andy

Author, play­wright and screen­writer Max Wilk, co-writer of the screen­play for the 1977 Fox-distributed ani­mated fea­ture film Raggedy Ann And Andy, died Sat­ur­day at his Saugatuck Shores home in West­port, Con­necti­cut. He was 90.

Dur­ing sev­eral years liv­ing in Lon­don in the 1960s, he became involved with the Bea­t­les’ Yel­low Sub­ma­rine project and was com­mis­sioned to write the nov­el­iza­tion of the film.

Wilk was a long time dra­maturg for the National Play­wrights Con­fer­ence. His work with the National Play­wrights Con­fer­ence at the Eugene O’Neill The­ater Cen­ter spanned nearly three decades.

While at the O’Neill, Wilk helped both emerg­ing and estab­lished play­wrights refine their plays, work­ing with some of mod­ern theater’s top lumi­nar­ies, includ­ing Pulitzer Prize win­ners August Wil­son and John Patrick Shan­ley, Lee Bless­ing, OyamO, James Yoshimura, Jef­frey Hatcher, Wendy McLeod, Doug Wright, Willy Holtz­man, Judy GeBauer, Charles Shul­man, Sam Hunter, Ursula Rani Sarma and Lucy Caldwell.

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