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Elaine May Net Worth

Elaine May Net Worth is
$10 Million

Elaine May Biography

May starred in the movies Enter Laughing, Luv, The Graduate, A FRESH Leaf, California Suite, In the Spirit, and Little Time Crooks. Elaine Might was created in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in April 1932. May began doing improvisational humor routines with Mike Nichols in the 1950s as Nichols and could. She wrote for the films Such FRIENDS, Heaven Can Wait around, Reds, Tootsie, Labyrinth, Dangerous Thoughts, and Primary Colours. May reunited with Nichols to create the screenplay for the film The Birdcage in 1996. May shifted to Chicago, Illinois in 1955 to become founding person in the Compass Players. May received the National Medal of Arts in 2012 on her behalf unique contributions. Within Nichols and could she performed to sold-out crowds nightly and produced various radio and Television appearances. The duo influenced many comedians such as for example Steve Martina and Lily Tomlin.Elaine Might Net Worth: Elaine Might can be an American screenwriter, film director, actress, and comedian who includes a net well worth of $10 million. She later developed her profession as a screenwriter and offers been nominated twice for an Academy Award for the movies Heaven Can Wait around in 1978 and Primary Colours in 1998. Could also has earned a BAFTA Award, a Saturn Award, an American Comedy Award for Life time Achievement, and a Authors Guild of America Award.


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Quick Facts

Full NameElaine May
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthApril 21, 1932
ProfessionScreenwriter, Comedian, Film director, Actor
EducationUniversity of Chicago
NationalityAmerican
SpouseDavid L. Rubinfine, Sheldon Harnick
ChildrenJeannie Berlin
ParentsJack Berlin, Ida Berlin
PartnerStanley Donen
AwardsWriters Guild of America Award - Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement, BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding New Playwright, Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Comedy, Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Director, Outer Critics Circle Award for Best New Playwright
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play, Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
MoviesA New Leaf, Ishtar, The Heartbreak Kid, Mikey and Nicky, The Birdcage, Heaven Can Wait, Primary Colors, Tootsie, Small Time Crooks, California Suite, Enter Laughing, Such Good Friends, In the Spirit, Luv, Bach to Bach, Mike Nichols: American Masters
TV ShowsCrisis in Six Scenes, The Big Party


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1 Was originally hired by Warner Bros. to write the script for the remake of the 1985 German film Men... (1985) from Doris Dörrie. WB has owned the remake writes for 30 years and has commissioned numerous drafts from different writers, but Elaine May's draft was stalled in development and eventually tossed out. In 2006, WB hired Allan Loeb to write a new draft with Todd Phillips attached to direct. Around 2008, Tom Cruise was rumored to be loosely attached to star, but that project eventually stalled in development as well.
2 Wrote an unused treatment for the Paramount story idea Runaway Bride (1999), during the early 1990's. The idea for the movie was originally conceived in the late 1980's by Paramount executives, who hired screenwriters Josann McGibbon & Sara Parriott to flesh out the story and write the script. Their script was completed in 1989 and was in development for 9 years. During that time, Paramount hired Elaine May to write a new treatment for the story, but her treatment was tossed out, along with another by screenwriter Leslie Dixon. However, by 1998 Paramount went back to the original draft by McGibbon & Parriott and landed Julia Roberts, Richard Gere and Garry Marshall.
3 After working together on Heaven Can Wait (1978) and Reds (1981), Warren Beatty commissioned Elaine to help him develop and write a biopic of Howard Hughes. May's script was one of several that Beatty developed over the years, along with Howard Hughes scripts by Bo Goldman and Robert Towne, among others. It is uncertain if any of May's original work has made its way into the upcoming Warren Beatty Howard Hughes project Rules Don't Apply (2016).
4 Is said to have worked as an uncredited script doctor for Warren Beatty on Dick Tracy (1990).
5 Was an uncredited script doctor on Wolf (1994).
6 Did major uncredited rewrites during production on Reds (1981) and also was a major creative voice in post-production for Warren Betty.
7 Was an uncredited script doctor on Labyrinth (1986).
8 Was an uncredited script doctor on Dangerous Minds (1995).
9 Did major uncredited rewrites at Dustin Hoffman's request during production on Tootsie (1982).
10 She is of Russian Jewish descent.
11 One of only three women to have won the Razzie Award for Worst Director. (The other two being Jennifer Chambers Lynch for Boxing Helena (1993) and Elizabeth Banks, who was one of several directors of Movie 43 (2013). May, who won for Ishtar (1987), actually tied the award with Norman Mailer for Tough Guys Don't Dance (1987).
12 Directed two Oscar nominated performances: Eddie Albert and Jeannie Berlin in The Heartbreak Kid (1972).
13 Was awarded a National Medal of Arts by Barack Obama on July 10, 2013, along with Tony Kushner, George Lucas and seven others.
14 Was married to her psychoanalyst, Dr. David L. Rubinfine for 18 years until his death in 1982.
15 Her play, "Hot Line", was nominated for a 1983 Joseph Jefferson Award for "New Work" at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
16 Has not directed a movie since the colossal box office failure of Ishtar (1987).
17 So brief was her 70s marriage to lyricist Sheldon Harnick of Fiddler on the Roof (1971) fame, the joke went that Elaine got custody of the cake.
18 She married as a teenager and had a daughter (Jeannie Berlin, born in 1949) before she turned 18 years old.
19 Partnered with Mike Nichols for a number of years until their less than amicable split. They made up years later and wrote the movie The Birdcage (1996).
20 She and Mike Nichols were referred to as "the world's fastest humans".
21 Mother of Jeannie Berlin.


Quotes

#Quote
1 If all of the people who hate Ishtar had seen it, I would be a rich woman.
2 I'm a pariah at dinner parties because I don't get all this about Lincoln. It's not like he wanted to free the slaves right away. And all that death. Why didn't we just stop buying cotton?
3 What is important in life and art? You know, when I was very young, I thought it didn't matter what happened to me when I died so long as my work was immortal. As I age, I think, Well, perhaps if I had to trade dying right now and being immortal was just living on, I would choose living on.


Pictures

All Elaine May pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2001 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Supporting Actress Small Time Crooks (2000)
2000 Career Tribute US Comedy Arts Festival Mike Nichols
1999 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Screenplay - Adapted Primary Colors (1998)
1994 Lifetime Achievement Award in Comedy American Comedy Awards, USA
1988 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Director Ishtar (1987)
1979 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Writing Heaven Can Wait (1978) Warren Beatty
1979 WGA Award (Screen) Writers Guild of America, USA Best Comedy Adapted from Another Medium Heaven Can Wait (1978) Warren Beatty

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2001 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Supporting Actress Small Time Crooks (2000)
2001 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Supporting Actress Small Time Crooks (2000)
1999 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published Primary Colors (1998)
1999 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium Primary Colors (1998)
1999 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Adapted Screenplay Primary Colors (1998)
1999 USC Scripter Award USC Scripter Award Primary Colors (1998) Joe Klein (author)
1999 WGA Award (Screen) Writers Guild of America, USA Best Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published Primary Colors (1998)
1998 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Adapted Screenplay Primary Colors (1998)
1997 WGA Award (Screen) Writers Guild of America, USA Best Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published The Birdcage (1996)
1996 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Adapted Screenplay The Birdcage (1996) Francis Veber

Édouard Molinaro

Marcello Danon

Jean Poiret
1988 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Screenplay Ishtar (1987)
1979 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium Heaven Can Wait (1978) Warren Beatty
1972 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical A New Leaf (1971)
1972 WGA Award (Screen) Writers Guild of America, USA Best Comedy Adapted from Another Medium A New Leaf (1971)

2nd Place Awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1999 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Adapted Screenplay Primary Colors (1998)


Filmography

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Crisis in Six Scenes 2016 TV Series Kay Munsinger
Small Time Crooks 2000 May
Wolf 1994 Operator (voice, uncredited)
In the Spirit 1990 Marianne Flan
California Suite 1978 Millie Michaels
Mikey and Nicky 1976 Woman on TV (voice, uncredited)
A New Leaf 1971 Henrietta Lowell
Bach to Bach 1967 Short Woman
The Graduate 1967 Girl with Note for Benjamin (uncredited)
Luv 1967 Ellen Manville
Enter Laughing 1967 Angela Marlowe
The DuPont Show of the Month 1958 TV Series Candy Carter
Omnibus 1958 TV Series

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Down to Earth 2001 1978 screenplay Heaven Can Wait
Primary Colors 1998 screenplay
The Birdcage 1996 screenplay
Ishtar 1987 written by
Tootsie 1982 uncredited
Heaven Can Wait 1978 screenplay
Mikey and Nicky 1976
Such Good Friends 1971 screenplay - as Esther Dale
A New Leaf 1971
Bach to Bach 1967 Short
A Degree of Frost 1964 TV Movie writer: Nichols and May material

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
American Masters 2016 TV Series documentary 1 episode
Ishtar 1987
Mikey and Nicky 1976
The Heartbreak Kid 1972
A New Leaf 1971

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ishtar 1987 original songs

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ishtar 1987 lyrics: "You Took My Love", "I'm Quitting High School", "Portable Picnic", "Love in My Will", "Software", "The Echo Song", "My Lips on Fire", "Have Not Blues", "I Look to Mecca", "How Big Am I?"

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mike Nichols 2010 TV Movie Herself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Warren Beatty 2008 TV Special Herself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 2003 TV Special Herself
Who Makes You Laugh? 1995 TV Special Herself
Jimmy Carter's Inaugural Gala 1977 TV Movie Herself
Stars for Israel 1967 TV Movie Herself
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour 1967 TV Series Herself
The Jack Paar Program 1964-1965 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
A Degree of Frost 1964 TV Movie Herself
That Was the Week That Was 1964 TV Series Herself
President Kennedy's Birthday Salute 1962 TV Movie Herself
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall 1961 TV Series Herself
Person to Person 1960 TV Series documentary Herself
What's My Line? 1960 TV Series Herself - Mystery Guest
Jack Paar Presents 1960 TV Movie Herself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show 1959-1960 TV Series Herself
The Big Party 1959 TV Series Herself
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show 1958-1959 TV Series Herself
Laugh Line 1959 TV Series Herself
The 11th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1959 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Accent on Love 1959 TV Movie Herself - Comedian
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show 1957-1958 TV Series Herself - Comedian
Keep Talking 1958 TV Series Herself / panelist, 1958-1959

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Welcome to the Basement 2015 TV Series Herself
Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America 2009 TV Series documentary
The Fifties 1997 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself (in Nichols & May sketch) (uncredited)
American Masters 1996-1997 TV Series documentary Herself
Classic Stand-Up Comedy of Television 1996 TV Special documentary Herself
The Great Standups 1984 TV Movie documentary Herself
Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter 1982 TV Movie documentary Actress - 'California Suite' (uncredited)
Beatlemania 1981 Herself (uncredited)
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