William David Webster Biography
William David Webster is an American architect famously known as the spouse of US playwright, author, and Aids activist Larry Kramer. Larry died aged 84 on May 27, 2020, in Manhattan of pneumonia.
Kramer is the author of the landmark 1985 play The Normal Heart, about the early years of Aids, and 1992’s The Destiny of Me.
He was a pivotal and confrontational figure during the Aids crisis in the 1980s, co-founding the first gay men’s support group and aggressively lobbying officials to take action.
He had made his name as a screenwriter, earning an Oscar nomination in 1971 for adapting DH Lawrence’s Women in Love. He also published the best-selling but controversial novel Faggots in 1977. At the start of the 1980s, he put his energies into rallying support and awareness for the fight against HIV and Aids.
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Born on June 25, 1935, in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Kramer got his start in Hollywood, taking a job at age 23 as a Teletype operator at Columbia Pictures — a position he only took because of its proximity to the president’s office. That led to a gig doing rewrites and polishes on scripts in the studio’s story department.
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William David Webster Larry Kramer Cause Of Death
He earned his first credit as a dialogue writer for Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush, a long-forgotten teen sex comedy from 1968. The following year, he received an Academy Award nomination for Women in Love, his adaptation of the novel by D.H. Lawrence directed by Ken Russell that starred Alan Bates, Oliver Reed, and Glenda Jackson in an Oscar-winning turn.
From early on in his career, Kramer wanted to explore themes of what it meant to be gay in America. That led him away from Hollywood and toward the New York stage, beginning with his 1973 play Sissies’ Scrapbook, about a quartet of friends, one of whom was openly gay. He delved further into the topic with his first novel, 1978’s Faggots.
Kramer wrote The Normal Heart in the period following his expulsion in 1983 from GMHC, which objected to his extreme tactics. Inspired by a tour of the Dachau concentration camp on a trip to Europe, he set to chronicling the onset of the AIDS crisis. The landmark play is set from 1981-84 and follows a writer named Ned Weeks who nurses his closeted lover, Felix Turner, as he wastes away from the still-nameless disease. The initial production starred Brad Davis (who in 1991 took his life after his own AIDS symptoms became too painful to bear) as Ned and Friday Night Lights star D.W. Moffett as Felix and ran for a record 294 off-Broadway performances at the Public Theater.