Noël Coward, an English playwright, actor, composer, and director, was born in 1899 in Teddington, a suburb of London. He was called “the Master” of theater by his colleagues and fans. His career spanned six decades and many of his plays—including Blithe Spirit, Hay Fever, and Private Lives—are still in regular theater repertory.
"That was the trouble with Elyot and me, we were like two violent acids bubbling about in a nasty little matrimonial bottle."-- from Private Lives