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Roark Bradford (1896–1948)

Writer Roark Bradford was born Roark Whitney Wickliffe Bradford in Lauderdale County, Texas, on August 21, 1896. He was descended from the first Governor or Massacvhusetts, William Bradford. He joined the US Army during World War I and became an officer in the Artillery Corps, but was never sent overseas. He left the army in 1920 and went into the ... See full bio »

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 1958 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (suggested by book - 1 episode)
- The Green Pastures (1958) ... (suggested by book)
 1952 CBS Television Workshop (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Careless Love (1952) ... (story)
 1936 The Green Pastures (suggested by: Southern Sketches "Ol' Man Adam and His Chillun'")

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Stage: Wrote source material (novel "Ol' Man Adam an' His Chillun") for "The Green Pastures", produced on Broadway (revival). Written / directed by Marc Connelly. All choral arrangements used have been written especially for "The Green Pastures" by Hall Johnson. 44th Street Theatre: 26 Feb 1935-27 Apr 1935 (71 performances). Cast: ... See more »

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