Miracle Worker Playwright Gibson Dies
Oscar-nominated playwright WILLIAM GIBSON has died at the age of 94.
Gibson passed away at his home in Stockbridge, Massachusetts on Tuesday (25Nov08). The cause of death was not disclosed as WENN went to press.
Gibson is best known for his famous play The Miracle Worker, which was turned into a critically acclaimed 1962 film.
The movie won Academy Awards for both its stars, Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke, and garnered Oscar nominations for Gibson and director Arthur Penn.
The play also scooped a string of Tony Awards.
Gibson was also nominated for a Tony in 1965 as co-author of Golden Boy, a musical version of the play by Clifford Odets starring Sammy Davis Jr.