Today is the birthday of the American director, producer, playwright and actor DEL SHORES. Born in Winters, Texas Shores’ first made a splash with his play Daddy’s Dyin(Who’s Got the Will?) which saw a 1987 debut in Los Angeles. The comedic play was made into a film in 1990. Perhaps Shores’ best known play is the 1996 comedy Sordid Lives, which centered around the Texan Ingram family and touched on LGBT themes. In 1999 Shores wrote and direct the screen version of Sordid Lives. Eight years later Shores produced 12 prequel episodes of “Sordid Lives: The Series” which aired on US Gay cable channel Logo.

Shores has two daughters Caroline and Rebecca from a previous marriage. He is reportedly married to his partner and co-producer, Jason Dottley, since 2003, and they remarried in a state where same-sex weddings were recognized in 2008.