Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Shelagh Delaney, Playwright, Dead at 71
Playwright Shelagh Delaney has died of cancer five days short of her 72nd birthday. She is probably best known for her 1958 play, A Taste of Honey, which played the West End for 358 performances and which transferred to Broadway with Joan Plowright and Angela Lansbury. Some of her more notable screenplays are The White Bus (1967), Charlie Bubbles (also 1967), and Dance With a Stranger (1985).