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Wilson Mizner

Born: May 19, 1876

Death: Apr 3, 1933

Birthplace: Benicia

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Wilson Mizner

Date of Birth : May 19, 1876
Date of Death : Apr 3, 1933
Birth Place : Benicia

Wilson Mizner was an American playwright, raconteur, and entrepreneur. His best-known plays are The Deep Purple, produced in 1910, and The Greyhound, produced in 1912. He was manager and co-owner of The Brown Derby restaurant in Los Angeles, California, and was affiliated with his brother, Addison Mizner, in a series of scams and picaresque misadventures that inspired Stephen Sondheim's musical Road Show.


  • Writer
  • Playwright

Also known as

  • Wilson "Bill" Mizner


  • Lansing Bond Mizner


  • Myra Moor Yerkes
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