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Philip Barry (I) (1896–1949)


American playwright, popular in the 1920's and 30's. He was the son of Irish immigrants and graduated from Yale University in 1919. Barry began his writing career contributing articles to the Daily News and the Literary Magazine. He is best remembered for his sophisticated comedies, notably "Holiday" (1928), and "The Philadelphia Story" (1939). See more trivia »

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High Society
High Society Writer
Holiday Writer
Without Love
Without Love Writer


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 1974 Philadelphia Story (TV Movie) (play)
 1967 Holiday (Incantesimo) (TV Movie) (from the play by)
 1961 Play of the Week (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- In a Garden (1961) ... (play)
 1959 The Philadelphia Story (TV Movie) (play)
 1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- The Philadelphia Story (1959) ... (play)
 1957 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- The Animal Kingdom (1957) ... (play)
 1956 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Second Threshold (1956) ... (play)
 1956 High Society (play)
 1954 The Best of Broadway (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- The Philadelphia Story (1954) ... (play)
 1954 The Motorola Television Hour (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Black Chiffon (1954) ... (teleplay)
 1951-1952 Celanese Theatre (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes)
- The Animal Kingdom (1952) ... (play)
- The Joyous Season (1951) ... (play)
 1951 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Second Threshold (1951) ... (play)
 1950 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- The Philadelphia Story (1950) ... (play)
 1949 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Holiday (1949) ... (play)
 1946 One More Tomorrow (play "The Animal Kingdom")
 1945 Without Love (based on the play by)
 1940 The Philadelphia Story (based on the play by)
 1938 Spring Madness (play "Spring Dance")
 1938 Who Killed Cock Robin? (TV Movie)
 1938 Holiday (from the play by)
 1932 The Animal Kingdom (play)
 1932 Tomorrow and Tomorrow (play)
 1931 The Bargain (play "You and I")
 1930 Holiday (play)
 1929 Paris Bound (play)

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(1977-1978 season) His play, "The Philadelphia Story," was performed at the Long Wharf Theatre (Mainstage) in New Haven, Connecticut. Arvin Brown was director. John Jensen was set designer. Bill Walker was costume designer. Ronald Wallace was lighting designer. See more »

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Father-in-law of Patricia Barry. See more »



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