Donald Freed

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(playwright, researcher, author)
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Born1933
Interests • JFK Assassination
• MLK Assassination
• RFK Assassination
• Orlando Letelier/Assassination
• Richard Nixon
• Watergate coup
American playwright, novelist, screenwriter, historian, teacher and activist.

Donald Freed (born May 13, 1932) is an American playwright, novelist, screenwriter, historian, teacher and activist. According to Freed's friend and colleague, the late Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter, "(Freed) is a writer of blazing imagination, courage and insight. His work is a unique and fearless marriage of politics and art. I take my hat off to him." [1]

Death in Washington

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In their 1980 book Death in Washington, Donald Freed and Fred Landis correctly charged that the Central Intelligence Agency was involved in the 1973 Chilean coup d'état and the 1976 assassination of Orlando Letelier.[2] They named David Atlee Phillips as being involved in a cover-up of the assassination and reiterated Gaeton Fonzi's claim that Phillips served as Lee Harvey Oswald's case officer while using the alias 'Maurice Bishop'.[3]

Lawsuit

In 1982, Freed, Landis, and their publisher were named in a $230 million libel suit by Phillips and the Association of Former Intelligence Officers.[4] A settlement was reached in 1986 with Phillips receiving a retraction and an unspecified amount of money.[5]

Later Activities

In 1973 Freed worked with Mark Lane on the book, Executive Action. In 2004 Freed launched a new journal and publishing enterprise called Another America.[6]

Non-fiction prose

Prose fiction
  • The China Card (Arbor House, 1980)
  • The Spymaster (Arbor House, 1980)
  • Every Third House (Penmarin Books, 2005)

Plays

  • 1951–2006 published by Broadway Play Publishing Inc.
  • Alfred and Victoria: A Life (1988)
  • Circe and Bravo (1984)(Perf. Faye Dunaway; dir. Harold Pinter)
  • The Death Of Ivan Ilych (2004) published by Broadway Play Publishing Inc.
  • The Devil's Advocate (2005) (about U.S. invasion of Panama and President Manuel Noriega) published by Broadway Play Publishing Inc.
  • Hamlet (In Rehearsal) (2008) published by Broadway Play Publishing Inc.
  • How Shall We Be Saved? (2002) published by Broadway Play Publishing Inc.
  • Inquest (1970) (dir. Alan Schneider), about the trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg
  • Is He Still Dead? (1990) (Perf. Julie Harris (Nora Joyce)
  • Patient No. 1 (2006) published by Broadway Play Publishing Inc.
  • Sokrates Must Die (2010) (Perf. Edward Asner)
  • Quartered Man (1988) published by Broadway Play Publishing Inc.
  • Tomorrow (2013) published by Broadway Play Publishing Inc.
  • Veterans Day (1989) (Perf. Jack Lemmon and Michael Gambon)
  • The White Crow (1989) published by Broadway Play Publishing Inc.


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References

  1. https://web.archive.org/web/20070203183810/http://www.usc.edu/schools/college/news/december_2006/freed.html
  2. CIA critic arrested after Cuba visit http://www.upi.com/Archives/1982/03/05/CIA-critic-arrested-after-Cuba-visit/8867384152400/
  3. Bugliosi, Vincent (2007). Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy. New York: W. W. Norton & Company. p. 1201
  4. CIA critic arrested after Cuba visit http://www.upi.com/Archives/1982/03/05/CIA-critic-arrested-after-Cuba-visit/8867384152400/
  5. Bugliosi, Vincent (2007). Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy. New York: W. W. Norton & Company. p. 1201
  6. http://spartacus-educational.com/JFKfreed.htm