Dennis May Potter Obituaries And Tributes - Essay

Obituaries And Tributes

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

William Grimes (obituary date 8 June 1994)

SOURCE: An obituary in The New York Times, June 8, 1994, p. 11.

[In the following obituary, Grimes recounts the highlights of Potter's life and career.]

Dennis Potter, the caustic and controversial writer of the innovative British television dramas The Singing Detective and Pennies from Heaven, died yesterday at his home near Ross-on-Wye, England, about 100 miles west of London. He was 59.

The cause was cancer. In an interview earlier this year, for a segment of the British television program Without Walls that was broadcast on April 5, Mr. Potter revealed that on...

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