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Thema: »Joe Orton«

Joe Orton
(* 1. Januar 1933; † 9. August 1967) war ein schwuler britischer Dramatiker.
Joe Orton schrieb international erfolgreiche Theaterstücke; sein Lebensgefährte Kenneth Halliwell ertrug offenbar den allein Joe Orton zugerechneten Erfolg nicht und ermordete ihn und nahm sich selbst am gleichen Tag das Leben.

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