Biography and History

Woody Allen is an American comedian, director, actor, and writer for television, theater, and film, as well as an author of several books and a musician. He was born Allen Stewart Konigsberg on December 1, 1935, in Brooklyn, New York. Early in his career, Allen was a stand-up comedian and comedy writer for television. He is perhaps best known for writing, directing and acting in many of his own films, and has won three Academy Awards: two in 1978 for Annie Hall for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay (co-written with Marshall Brickman) and Best Original Screenplay in 1987 for Hannah and Her Sisters. In addition, Allen also has received multiple awards and nominations for films such as Manhattan, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Crimes and Misdemeanors, and Match Point. In addition, he has contributed stories to magazines such as The New Yorker, written plays for Broadway including Don't Drink the Water and Play It Again, Sam, and performed around the world as a jazz clarinetist.

Source: From the finding aid for TC002

  • Woody Allen Papers. 1955-2012 (inclusive).

    Call Number: TC002

    This collection contains writings by Woody Allen, acclaimed filmmaker and author. It includes copies of short stories, essays, articles, and the majority of Allen's films, along with original and various drafts of his prose work, plays and screenplays, some of which are either unpublished or unproduced.