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Director, George Abbott, was born George Francis Abbott on Jun 25, 1887 in Forestville, NY. Abbott died at the age of 107 on Jan 31, 1995 in Miami Beach, FL .

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He was awarded the American National Medal of the Arts in 1990 by the National Endowment of the Arts in Washington D.C.

Won 11 Tony Awards, second only to his protégé Harold Prince's unprecedented 20-win record. Abbott's wins: in 1955, with collaborator Richard Bissell, as Best Authors (Musical) and as co-author of the book of the Best Musical winner "The Pajama Game"; in 1956, with collaborator Douglass Wallop, as Best Authors (Musical) and as co-author of the book of the Best Musical winner "Damn Yankees!"; in 1960, as Best Director (Musical), and, with collaborator Jerome Weidman, as Best Authors (Musical) and as co-author of the book of the Best Musical winner "Fiorello!"; in 1963, as Best Director (Musical) for "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"; in 1976, the Lawrence Langner Award; and, in 1987, a Special Tony Award "on the occasion of his 100th birthday". He was also nominated in 1958 as author of the book of Best Musical nominee "New Girl in Town" and, in 1963, as Best Director (Dramatic) for "Never Too Late".

"The Pajama Game" (which he wrote) was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 2000 (1999 season) for Outstanding Musical Production.

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