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Elaine May


Biography:
Birth Name: Elaine May
Born: 04/21/1932
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Born Elaine Berlin in Philadelphia, PA on April 21, 1932, May was the daughter of Yiddish stage actor-director, Jack Berlin. The multi-talented Elaine (who would later take the surname May from the first of her many husbands) began performing onstage as a child, touring in several plays with her father, as well as acting in radio productions. Her sojourn with Chicago's The Compass Players, an improvisational comedy troupe that later evolved into Second City, brought her in contact with the likes of Alan Arkin, Barbara Harris and Paul Sills. But it was her teaming with another Compass player, Mike Nichols, which led to her first brush with fame. In 1956, they formed a successful comic duo and...

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Albums:

Examine Doctors

Comedy Classics

An Evening With Mike Nichols And Elaine May

Mike Nichols And Elaine May Examine Doctors

Improvisations To Music With Marty Rubenstein…

In Retrospect


Popular Movies:

Down to Earth

Small Time Crooks

Runaway Bride

Primary Colors

The Birdcage

Wolf

Ishtar

Reds

Heaven Can Wait

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