Thursday, August 6, 2009
He was an Irish Playwright born in 1856 in Dublin . He is the only person ever to have been awarded both a Nobel Prize and an Oscar . He wanted to refuse his Nobel Prize outright because he had no desire for public honors, but accepted it at his wife's behest: she considered it a tribute to Ireland. He did reject the monetary award, requesting it be used to finance translation of Swedish books to English . Name the person .
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