Playwright, director and Emmy-winning writer Vince Waldron is the author of The Official Dick Van Dyke Show Book (Chicago Review Press, 2011). In collaboration with pop legend Ronnie Spector, he co-authored the singer's autobiography, Be My Baby: How I Survived Mascara, Miniskirts and Madness or My Life as a Fabulous Ronette (Onyx Books, 2004), which Rolling Stone named as one the "25 Best Rock and Roll Memoirs of All Time," and London's Blitz magazine hailed as "one of the three greatest rock and roll memoirs ever." He also wrote Classic Sitcoms: A Celebration of the Best in Prime Time Comedy (Silman-James Press, 1997), an acclaimed critical history of TV's ten most influential comedies.
In theatre, Vince wrote and directed American Splendor, adapted from comic books by Harvey Pekar, and Confessions of a Ladykiller, a dark comedy based on the true story of a decades-old unsolved murder in a small midwestern town. Vince launched his theatrical career in Chicago, where he was a performer with the improvisational cabaret the Second City. He is currently editing Sills, a feature length documentary film on the life of Paul Sills, the founding father of American improvisational theatre.
Awards and Recognition
- Daytime Emmy Award, Special Class Writing