Orton Joe


 (ôr′tn), Joe Full name John Kingsley Orton. 1933-1967.
British playwright noted for his dark comedies, including Entertaining Mr. Sloane (1964) and What the Butler Saw (1969).
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Gifted playwright Joe Orton JOE ORTON LAID BARE Tonight, BBC2, 9pm PLAYWRIGHT Joe Orton's career essentially only lasted four years - from 1963, when the BBC bought his breakthrough radio play The Ruffian On The Stair, to 1967 and his tragic death at the hands of his lover, Kenneth Halliwell.