Playwright and novelist William Gibson was born on November 13, 1914. He graduated from the City College of New York in 1938. He wrote numerous plays including A Cry of Players, Dinny and the Witches, Two for the Seesaw, Golda, and Monday after the Miracle. He won the 1959 Tony Award for Best Play for The Miracle Worker. His novel, The Cobweb, was made into a movie in 1955. The Miracle Worker and Two for the Seesaw were both made into movies in 1962. He died on November 25, 2008 at the age of 94.