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Thomas Edward Meehan (August 14, 1929 – August 21, 2017) was an American writer. He was best known for Annie, The Producers, and Hairspray. Meehan wrote books for musicals Young Frankenstein and Cry-Baby. Meehan also co-wrote the book for Elf: The Musical and Limelight: The Story of Charlie Chaplin.[1]

Meehan won a Primetime Emmy Award in 1970, six Drama Desk Awards, and three Tony Awards.

Meehan was born in Ossining, New York, but grew up in Suffern, New York.[2] He graduated from Hamilton College.[2]

Meehan died on August 21, 2017 in Greenwich Village, New York City from cancer and surgical complications at the age of 88.[3]

References

  1. "'Annie,' 'The Producers' writer Thomas Meehan dies at 88". WCVB News. August 22, 2017. http://www.wcvb.com/article/annie-writer-thomas-meehan-dies-at-88/12049816. Retrieved August 22, 2017. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Thomas Meehan bio" cityfile.com, accessed March 12, 2011. according to this biography, Meehan was born in 1929)
  3. "Thomas Meehan, Tony-Winning Writer of 'Annie', Dies at 88 Playbill, August 22, 2017

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