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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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 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 (play) / (screenplay)
 1969 Silent Night, Lonely Night (TV Movie) (play)
 1967 Tee und etwas Sympathie (TV Movie) (play "Tea and Sympathy")
 1966 The Sand Pebbles (screenplay)
 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)
 1956 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Old Lady Shows Her Medals (1956) ... (writer)
 1953 Medallion Theatre (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- The Canterville Ghost (1953) ... (adaptation)
 1952-1953 Suspense (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- The Man Who Cried Wolf (1953) ... (written 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

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Stage: Wrote "Tea and Sympathy", performed at the Comedy Theatre in London, England, with Elizabeth Sellars, Hy Hazell, Aubrey Woods and Keith Baxter 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.


President of the New Dramatists Committee, 1955-56; president of the Dramatists Guild, 1971-73; and vice-president, Authors League of America, 1980. See more »



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