Richard Wilbur

Richard Wilbur

Writer, Translator

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, translator, and lyricist Richard Wilbur died on October 15 at age 96, the Associated Press has reported. Mr. Wilbur, who worked in the theatre mainly as a translator, was also a Tony nominee for his work as a lyricist on the 1956 Leonard Bernstein musical Candide.

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  • Born: Mar 1, 1921 in New York, NY
  • Death: Oct 14, 2017 in Belmont, MA


Drama Desk Award
1983 Special Award The Misanthrope Winner
New York Drama Critics' Circle
1974 Best Musical Candide Winner
Tony Award
1957 Musical Candide Nominee