Larry Kramer Net Worth

Larry Kramer Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Larry Kramer net worth is
$3 Million

Larry Kramer Wiki Biography

Larry Kramer, born on the 25th of June 1935, is an American author and playwright, who became famous for his works including “Women in Love”, “Faggots”, and “The Normal Heart”. He also became known for his active participation in fighting for the rights of the LGBT community.

So how much is Kramer’s net worth? As of mid-2017, based on authoritative sources it is reported to be $3 million acquired from his years working as a writer both in movies and stage productions, and from the sales of his books.

Larry Kramer Net Worth $3 Million

Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Kramer came from a small Jewish family. During his high school years, he also started becoming open with his sexuality, and so sexually involved with his male friends. He later attended Yale University, where he also experienced depression for feeling like being the only gay person in the school. However, he was able to overcome his depression, and graduated with a degree in English.

Kramer’s career started at 23 when he got a job at Columbia Pictures working as a teletype operator. With his persistence, he was moved into the story department, where he was able to rework some scripts. One of his earliest works was “Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush”, and other movies that he also worked on included “Women in Love” and “Lost Horizon”. His early years in the film industry helped his career and his net worth considerably.

In 1973, Kramer started creating stage plays, and decided to integrate themes of homosexuality into his works. His works as a playwright include “Sissies’ Scrapbook”, “A Minor Dark Age”, “The Normal Heart”, “Just Say No, A Play about a Farce”, “The Destiny of Me” and “The Furniture of Home”. His work for “The Destiny of Me” even earned him the right to become a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and won him two Obie awards. His works in the stage production also helped in his wealth.

In 1988, Kramer was diagnosed with Hepatitis B leading him to need a liver, but additionally it was also discovered that he had HIV, making it hard for him to earn a place in the liver transplant list. His diagnosis with HIV and the hardships he faced with the disease highly affected the themes in his works.

Kramer’s HIV diagnosis helped inspire the novel “Faggot”, and the books “Reports from the Holocaust: The Story of an AIDS Activist”. His condition and his way of life also led him to become an active fighter for gay rights and people diagnosed with HIV. He became the cofounder of Gay Men’s Health Crisis, and AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power.

Today, Kramer continues to write with “The Normal Heart” and “The American People Volume 1, Search for My Heart” as some of his most recent works.

In terms of his personal life, Kramer is married to architectural designer David Webster. They’ve been together since 1991, and married in 2013.

Full NameLarry Kramer
Net Worth$3 Million
Date Of BirthJune 25, 1935
Place Of BirthBridgeport, Connecticut, United States
ProfessionWriter, actor, advocate, producer
EducationYale University
SpouseWilliam David Webster (m. 2013)
ParentsGeorge L. Kramer, Rea Wishengrad Kramer
SiblingsArthur Kramer
AwardsIsabelle Stevenson Award (2013), Obie Award for Playwriting (1993), Lambda Literary Award for AIDS (1989), Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play (1993)
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay (1971), Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing (2014), Writers Guild of America Award for Television (2015), Pulitzer Prize for Drama (1993), BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay (1970)
MoviesHere We Go Round the Mulberry Bush (1968), Women in Love (1969), Faggots, The Normal Heart” (2014), Lost Horizon (1973)
TV ShowsThe 66th Primetime Emmy Awards (2014), Our Time (1983), The Media Show (1990), People Like Us: Making 'Philadelphia' (video documentary, 2003), Larry Kramer in Love and Anger (2015), Charlie Rose (1995-2005)
1[his response, 2015, to the question "What is your favorite piece of work?"] They're all my children. I love them all. I'm not ready to go yet. I've still got so much more work to do.
2[on the Pavilion on Fire Island] You don't separate the Pavilion from other parts that burned down. It's like St. Tropez] it's one of the great watering spas of social culture. It is the gray place to go during the summer, and it has been for many years, since I was very young. I hope they can get it ready for next summer.
1His play, "The Normal Heart" at the TimeLine Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois was awarded the 2014 Joseph Jefferson Equity Award for Midsize Play Production.
2In July 2013, Kramer's marriage, at age 78, to architect David Webster, 66, took place in a New York City hospital where Kramer was recovering from surgery.
3Nominated for the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the play "The Destiny of Me".
4His play, "The Normal Heart", performed at the Next Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois, was awarded the 1987 Joseph Jefferson Award for Play Production.
5Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors". New Revision Series, Vol. 132, pp. 217-222. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2005.
6Barbra Streisand bought the film rights to Kramer's play, "The Normal Heart", in 1985. However, Kramer withdrew them in 1995, after Streisand had not made the film in 10 years. Streisand had planned to direct the film after The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996), but that production was so problematic that she could not face directing again so soon. Kramer claimed Streisand preferred to do other work, instead, thereby blocking other directors from making the film. His memorable comment on Streisand's hesitance was "P*ss or get off the pot!".
7Founded ACT UP in 1987, an AIDS advocacy and protest group.


The Normal Heart2014TV Movie play "The Normal Heart" / screenplay
Larry Kramer1993TV Movie plays "The Normal Heart" and "The Destiny of Me"
Lost Horizon1973screenplay
Women in Love1969written for the screen by
Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush1968additional dialogue


Women in Love1969producer
Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush1968associate producer


People Like Us: Making 'Philadelphia'2003Video documentary archival material
Women in Love1969presenter
Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush1968additional dialogue


That's Panthertainment1978TV Special documentary special thanks


Terrence McNally: Every Act of Life2017Documentary post-productionHimself
The Man on the Fifth Floor2017Documentary post-productionHimself
The Eighties2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Author and Playwright / Co-founder, Gay Men's Health Crisis / Co-founder, Act Up
Larry Kramer in Love and Anger2015DocumentaryHimself
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
Let the Record Show2013DocumentaryHimself
The Out List2013DocumentaryHimself
The 67th Annual Tony Awards2013TV Movie documentaryHimself - Winner: Isabelle Stevenson Award
Corpus Christi: Playing with Redemption2012DocumentaryHimself
Act Up!2012DocumentaryHimself
How to Survive a Plague2012DocumentaryHimself
30 Years from Here2011TV Movie documentaryWriter
The 65th Annual Tony Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Revival of a Play
The 56th Annual Drama Desk Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Making the Boys2011DocumentaryHimself - Author & Activist
Facing a New Age2008Documentary shortHimself
Sex Positive2008DocumentaryHimself
Charlie Rose1995-2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Evolution Will Be Televised2005TV Movie documentaryHimself - ACT-UP
Gay Sex in the 70s2005DocumentaryHimself - Writer, Activist
When Ocean Meets Sky2003DocumentaryHimself
The Papp Project2001DocumentaryHimself
60 Minutes2001TV Series documentaryHimself - Playwright (segment "Nothing More to Worry About?")
Stagestruck: Gay Theatre in the 20th Century2000DocumentaryHimself
After Stonewall1999DocumentaryHimself
Larry Kramer1993TV MovieHimself
The Media Show1990TV SeriesHimself
Die Aids-Trilogie: Positiv - Die Antwort schwuler Männer in New York auf AIDS1990DocumentaryHimself
Our Time1983TV SeriesHimself
Emerald City1978TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2014TV SeriesHimself
United in Anger: A History of ACT UP2012Video documentaryHimself
Pfui, Rosa!2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
60 Minutes2001TV Series documentaryHimself - Playwright (segment "Nothing More to Worry About?")
Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt1990DocumentaryHimself

Won Awards

2014Humanitas PrizeHumanitas Prize90 Minute CategoryThe Normal Heart (2014)
2014OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Writing of a Motion Picture or MiniseriesThe Normal Heart (2014)

Nominated Awards

2015WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAAdapted Long FormThe Normal Heart (2014)
2014Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic SpecialThe Normal Heart (2014)
1971OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another MediumWomen in Love (1969)
1970BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ScreenplayWomen in Love (1969)

Known for movies

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