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Peter Nichols Dies: ‘A Day In The Death Of Joe Egg’, ‘Georgy Girl’ Writer Was 92

Peter Nichols Dies: ‘A Day In The Death Of Joe Egg’, ‘Georgy Girl’ Writer Was 92

Peter Nichols, the British playwright whose play A Day in the Death of Joe Egg provided Albert Finney with his 1968 Broadway debut and did the same in 2003 for Eddie Izzard, died Sept. 7 in Oxford, England. He was 92.

His death was announced on Twitter by agent Alan Brodie Representation. A cause of death was not given.

In addition to Joe Egg, his most familiar play, Nichols’ credits include the 1972 film version starring Alan Bates and 1966’s Swinging London touchstone Georgy Girl starring Lynne Redgrave, Bates, Charlotte Rampling and James Mason.

Based on his own difficult experience as the father of a daughter born with severe disabilities, Nichols’ A Day In The Death Of Joe Egg – Joe was short for Josephine – used broad, music-hall style comedy to tell the story of a married couple struggling to care for their daughter with cerebral palsy. With the jarring use of dark comedy to avoid sentimentality,

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