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Also Known As: Robert Mednick Died: February 10, 1992
Born: Cause of Death: congestive heart failure
Birth Place: Profession: screenwriter, playwright, actor, teacher of dramatic writing

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A playwright and screenwriter associated with Tennessee Williams, Roberts co-wrote the film adaptations of two of Williams's plays, "The Fugitive Kind" (1960) and "Summer and Smoke" (1961). He also appeared in two John Cassavetes films, "The Killing of a Chinese Bookie" (1976) and "Opening Night" (1977).

A playwright and screenwriter associated with Tennessee Williams, Roberts co-wrote the film adaptations of two of Williams's plays, "The Fugitive Kind" (1960) and "Summer and Smoke" (1961). He also appeared in two John Cassavetes films, "The Killing of a Chinese Bookie" (1976) and "Opening Night" (1977).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Opening Night (1977) Eddie Stein
2.
 Killing of a Chinese Bookie, The (1976) Mr Sophistication
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Worked as a writer with the Actor's Studio
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Wrote teleplays for "Suspense", "The Kate Smith Evening Hour", "Schlitz Playhouse", and "Playhouse 90"
1959:
Co-adapted Tennessee Williams's play "Orpheus Descending" (with Williams) for screenplay of "The Fugitive Kind", directed by Sidney Lumet
1961:
Co-adapted, with James Poe, Williams's "Summer and Smoke" for the screen
1963:
Adapted William Inge's play, "A Loss of Roses" for screenplay of "The Stripper", Franklin Schaffner's feature directorial debut
1963:
Wrote screenplay for "In the Cool of the Day", a British melodrama starring Jane Fonda and Peter Finch
1976:
Appeared as Mr. Sophistication in John Cassavetes's feature "The Killing of a Chinese Bookie"
1977:
Appeared in John Cassavetes feature "Opening Night"
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Education

New York University: New York , New York -

Notes

"Roberts's produced plays include "A Palm Tree in a Rose Garden" and "Maidens and Mistresses at Home at the Zoo". He also wrote a series of biographical dramas: "The Lady of the Lilacs", about Vivien Leigh, staged in Atlanta; "The Tennessee Williams Show", staged at the Actor's Studio; "Thorn Hill", about Eugene O'Neill, directed by John Cassavetes and starring Ben Gazzara; and "Memo from David O Selznick", staged at the American Place Theater with Tony Roberts. His most recent play, "Garbo", has not yet been staged." (From the "Variety" obituary, February 17, 1992)

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mother:
Lily Mednick.
sister:
Lenore Weinstein.

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