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English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer

Sir Noël Peirce Coward (16 December 1899 – 26 March 1973) was an English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer, known for his wit, flamboyance, and what Time magazine called "a sense of personal style, a combination of cheek and chic, pose and poise". Wikipedia

Age: 73 (age at death)
Born: 16th December, 1899, Teddington, London
Died: 26th March, 1973, Firefly Estate, in Jamaica
Height: 6' 0" (183 cm)
Nationality: English

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"The day when I shall begin to worry is when the critics declare: `This is Noël Coward`s greatest play.` But I know they bloody well won`t."

 

I am not a heavy drinker. I can sometimes go for hours without touching a drop.

 

He once encountered Edna Ferber, who was wearing a tailored suit. "You look almost like a man," said Coward. "So do you," replied Ferber.

 

Won a Special Tony Award in 1970 "for his multiple and immortal contributions to the theatre." He also received two Tony nominations in 1964: as Best Director (Musical) for "High Spirits," which was based on his play "Blithe Spirit;" and as Best Author (Musical), along with collaborator Harry Kurnitz, for "The Girl Who Came to Supper," which was based on Terence Rattigan`s "The Sleeping Prince."

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