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Playwright Wendy Wasserstein Dies in New York City

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Jan 31, 2006 | 6:07am EST

Feminist playwright Wendy Wasserstein, who wrote The Heidi Chronicles And The Sisters Rosensweig, has died of cancer. She was 55.

Wasserstein had been battling the deadly disease for months and died of lymphoma early this morning.

The Heidi Chronicles won a Tony award for Best Play in 1989, as well as the Pulitzer Prize for drama in the same year.

Andre Bishop, head of Lincoln Center Theater and a close friend of Wasserstein's says, "She was an extraordinary human being whose work and whose life were extremely intertwined. She was not unlike the heroines of most of her plays - a strong-minded, independent, seriously good person."

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