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Larry Kramer

AKA Laurence David Kramer

Born: 25-Jun-1935
Birthplace: Bridgeport, CT
Died: 27-May-2020
Location of death: Manhattan, NY
Cause of death: Pneumonia

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay [1]
Occupation: Playwright, Activist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Normal Heart

Military service: US Army (1950s)

[1] Paul Russell, The Gay 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Gay Men and Lesbians, Past and Present (2002), page 186. William J. Mann in Gay Pride (2004) calls him "the gay conscience during those terrible years of the late 1980s." See also Emmanuel Sampath Nelson, Contemporary Gay American Novelists: A Bio-bibliographical Critical Sourcebook (1993), page 244.

Father: George Kramer
Mother: Rea Wishengrad
Brother: Arthur Kramer (attorney)
Husband: David Webster (architect, together since 1991, m. 2013, until his death)

    High School: Woodrow Wilson High School, Washington, DC
    University: BA English, Yale University (1957)

    ACT UP Founder (1987-)
    Gay Men's Health Crisis Co-Founder
    Hillary Clinton for President
    Obama for America
    Suicide Attempt 1953 (swallowed 200 aspirin tablets)
    Liver Transplant 21-Dec-2001
    Risk Factors: Hepatitis, AIDS

    Every Act of Life (23-Apr-2018) · Himself
    How to Survive a Plague (22-Jan-2012) · Himself
    Vito (14-Oct-2011) · Himself
    Making the Boys (18-Jul-2009) · Himself
    Outrage (24-Apr-2009) · Himself

Author of books:
Faggots (1978, novel)

Wrote plays:
The Normal Heart (1985)
Just Say No, A Play about a Farce (1988)
The Destiny of Me (1992)

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