Theater Companies Mark Odets Centennial

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Clifford Odets was something of a Golden Boy himself on the American theater scene. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Clifford Odets

Clifford Odets was something of a Golden Boy himself on the American theater scene.

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Clifford Odets, remembered as the defining American playwright of the 1930s, would have turned 100 this year. His works — including Waiting for Lefty, Awake and Sing and Golden Boy brought social realism to the stage. Many companies around the country are staging his plays.

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