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Joe Orton
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Born in Leicester, Leicestershire
Born on 1st of January 1933
Died on 9th of August 1967

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Born 1933. Died 1967 - English dramatist.

Trained as actor at RADA before turning to writing. Plays included Entertaining Mr Sloane (1964), Loot (1966) and What the Butler Saw (1969). Murdered by his lover Kenneth Halliwell who then killed himself.

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