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Edna Ferber (1887–1968)

Edna Ferber was born on August 15, 1887 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA. She is known for her work on Giant (1956), Stage Door (1937) and Show Boat (1951). She died on April 16, 1968 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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 1989 Dinner at Eight (TV Movie) (play - as E. Ferber)
 1989 Great Performances (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Show Boat (1989) ... (novel)
 1977 The Royal Family (TV Movie) (play)
 1960 Cimarron (novel)
 1960 Ice Palace (novel)
 1956 Giant (from the novel by)
 1955 Front Row Center (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Dinner at Eight (1955) ... (play)
 1954-1955 The Best of Broadway (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes)
- Stage Door (1955) ... (play)
- The Royal Family (1954) ... (play)
 1953 So Big (novel)
 1952 Theatre Royal (TV Movie) (play "The Royal Family")
 1951 Show Boat (from the novel by)
  Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode, 1951) (play - 1 episode, 1951)
- The Royal Family (1951) ... (play)
 1951 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Dinner at Eight (1951) ... (play)
 1950 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- The Royal Family (1950) ... (play)
 1948 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dinner at Eight (1948) ... (writer)
 1945 Saratoga Trunk (novel)
 1939 No Place to Go (adapted from the play: "Minick" by) / (short story "Old Man Minick" - uncredited)
 1939 The Royal Family of Broadway (TV Movie) (play)
 1937 Stage Door (from the play by)
 1936 Come and Get It (based upon the famous novel by)
 1936 Show Boat
 1934 Glamour (story)
 1933 Dinner at Eight (from the stage play by)
 1932 So Big! (novel "So Big")
 1932 The Expert (adapted from the play: "Minick" by) / (story "Old Man Minick" - uncredited)
 1931 Cimarron (novel)
 1930 The Royal Family of Broadway (play "The Royal Family")
 1929 Hard to Get (story "Classified")
 1929 Show Boat (by)
 1928 The Home Girl (Short) (story)
 1928 Mother Knows Best (story)
 1926 Gigolo (novel)
 1925 Classified (novel)
 1925 Welcome Home (play "Minick" - story "Old Man Minick")
 1924 So Big (novel)
 1921 No Woman Knows (novel "Fanny Herself")
 1919 A Gay Old Dog (story)
 1918 Our Mrs. McChesney (play)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: The Royal Family. Comedy. Written by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber. Directed by David Burton. Selwyn Theatre: 28 Dec 1927- Oct 1928 (closing date unknown/345 performances). Cast: Murray Alper (as "McDermott"), Ann Andrews (as "Julie Cavendish, Fanny's daughter"), Hubert Courtney (as "Gunga"), Orlando Daly (as "Herbert Dean,... See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | See more »

Alternate Names:

E. Ferber
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Personal Quote:

Living in the past is a dull and lonely business; looking back strains the neck muscles, causes you to bump into people not going your way. See more »

Trivia:

The character of Jett Rink in her novel "Giant" was loosely based upon the life of Texas oilman Glenn McCarthy. McCarthy built the Shamrock Hotel at a cost of $21 million. It opened on St. Patrick's Day 1949 with a grand-opening party costing over $1 million. Ferber was one of the guests who stayed in the hotel, and after meeting with him, she decided to write a novel based upon his life. McCarthy... See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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