Dale Wasserman

Dale Wasserman


Dale Wasserman, who wrote the book for the 1966 Tony Award-winning musical Man of La Mancha, died of heart failure in Arizona, according to Variety. He was 94. Mr. Wasserman also penned the stage version of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, which was based on the novel by Ken Kesey. The drama, set in a mental hospital, was seen on Broadway twice: in 1963 with a cast led by Kirk Douglas as Randle P. McMurphy and in 2001 with Gary Sinise as the rebel patient McMurphy and August: Osage County's Amy Morton as Nurse Ratched.

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  • Born: Nov 2, 1914 in Rhinelander, Wisconsin
  • Death: Dec 21, 2008 in Arizona


New York Drama Critics' Circle
1966 Best Musical Man of La Mancha Winner

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