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Joan Alison (1902–1992)

Co-writer, with Murray Burnett, of "Everybody Comes to Rick's", a play sold to the Warner Brothers studio that became the basis of "Casablanca" (WB, 1942). Alison and Burnett were each paid one-off fees of $10,000 for rights to the first filming of the play, and received on-screen credit only for subsequent productions of "Casablanca" through ... See full bio »



(age 90)

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 1983 Casablanca (TV Series) (play "Everyone Comes to Rick's" - 5 episodes)
- Divorce Casablanca Style (1983) ... (play "Everyone Comes to Rick's")
- The Cashier and the Belly Dancer (1983) ... (play "Everyone Comes to Rick's" - uncredited)
- Jenny (1983) ... (play "Everyone Comes to Rick's")
- Master Builder's Woman (1983) ... (play "Everyone Comes to Rick's")
- Who Am I Killing (1983) ... (play "Everyone Comes to Rick's" - uncredited)
 1982 Guiding Light (TV Series) (certain characters created by - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 19 January 1982 (1982) ... (certain characters created by)
 1955-1956 Casablanca (TV Series) (play "Everybody Comes to Rick's" - 9 episodes)
- Deadlock! (1956) ... (play "Everybody Comes to Rick's")
- Siren Song (1956) ... (play "Everybody Comes to Rick's")
- The Alley (1956) ... (play "Everybody Comes to Rick's")
- Satan's Veil (1956) ... (play "Everybody Comes to Rick's")
- Fateful Night (1956) ... (play "Everybody Comes to Rick's")
 1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Casablanca (1955) ... (play)
 1942 Casablanca (play)

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Personal Quote:

I'm in the process of dying. Maybe this week. Maybe next. The thing that sustains me a great deal is the Jeopardy! (1984) show, when I can yell out more answers than the contestants. [1989 interview; she died in 1992, aged 90]

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