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Robert Anderson (VII) (1917–2009)

Robert Anderson was born on April 28, 1917 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Robert Woodruff Anderson. He was a writer and actor, known for I Never Sang for My Father (1970), The Sand Pebbles (1966) and The Nun's Story (1959). He was married to Teresa Wright and Phyllis Stohl. He died on February 9, 2009 in Manhattan. See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Sand Pebbles
The Nun's Story
Tea and Sympathy


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 1992 Getting Up and Going Home (TV Movie) (book)
 1991 Absolute Strangers (TV Movie) (written by)
 1991 The General Motors Playwrights Theater (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Last Act Is a Solo (1991) ... (written by)
 1988 American Playhouse (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- I Never Sang for My Father (1988) ... (play)
 1981 The Patricia Neal Story (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1974 Double Solitaire (TV Movie) (play)
 1970 I Never Sang for My Father (based on "I Never Sang For My Father" by) / (written by)
 1969 Silent Night, Lonely Night (TV Movie) (play)
 1967 Tee und etwas Sympathie (TV Movie) (play)
 1966 The Sand Pebbles (screenplay)
  The United States Steel Hour (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1963) (writer - 1 episode, 1956)
- The Old Lady Shows Her Medals (1963) ... (adaptation)
- The Old Lady Shows Her Medals (1956) ... (writer)
 1961 Play of the Week (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- All Summer Long (1961) ... (writer)
 1960 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- All Summer Long (1960) ... (adaptation)
 1959 The Nun's Story (screenplay)
 1959 Een zomer lang (TV Movie) (play "All summer long")
 1957 Until They Sail (screenplay)
 1956 Armchair Theatre (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- The Old Lady Shows Her Medals (1956) ... (adaptation)
  Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series) (adapted from his play - 1 episode, 1956) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1956)
- All Summer Long (1956) ... (adapted from his play)
- Rise Up and Walk (1956) ... (adaptation)
 1956 Tea and Sympathy (based on the play by) / (screenplay)
 1953 Medallion Theatre (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- The Canterville Ghost (1953) ... (adaptation)
  Suspense (TV Series) (written for television by - 1 episode, 1953) (written by - 1 episode, 1952)
- The Man Who Cried Wolf (1953) ... (written for television by)
- The Moving Target (1952) ... (written by)
 1951 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- Still Life (1951) ... (adaptation)
 1951 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- Wintertime (1951) ... (adaptation)
 1950 The Prudential Family Playhouse (TV Series) (adaptation - 2 episodes)
- Dodsworth (1950) ... (adaptation)
- Biography (1950) ... (adaptation)
 1948 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series) (writer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

His play, "You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running," was performed at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with Eddie Bracken and Michaele Myers in the cast. See more »

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Personal Quote:

It is next to impossible to earn a living in the theater. But you can make a killing.


He was educated at Phillips Exeter Academy (1931-35) and at Harvard University, where he received both his A.B. (magna cum laude) in 1939 and his M.A. in 1940. See more »



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