People, Jan. 11, 1960

The sort of ordeal that triggers the adrenalin of angry young men afflicted Britain's young (30) Playwright John (Look Back in Anger) Osborne. It became known that a television producer had rejected Osborne's very first TV effort, with a broad hint that it was amateurish. Abed with flu. Osborne grumped unsportingly: "Television is to the theater what etching is to oils." Then word leaked that still another producer had bounced the same script. Snarled Osborne: "What was a private negotiation has now become a public sport. I shall withdraw it.'' But he did...

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