David Mamet Overview

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Born: November 30, 1947

"There's no such thing as talent; you just have to work hard enough." ~David Mamet Playwright, director, essayist, novelist, and poet, Mamet was born in Chicago to parents of Russian Jewish extraction. His father was a labor lawyer, his mother a teacher. Mamet studied at Vermont's Goddard College and the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre in New York. He returned to his hometown to work for a time as the artistic director of the famed Goodman Theatre. He attended... See All


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