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Ketti Frings (1909–1981)

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ketti Frings, who also distinguished herself as a screenwriter, was born Katherine Hartley on February 28, 1909 in Columbus, Ohio. After attending Principia College, she got a job in the advertising industry as a copywriter before turning to journalism, writing features for United Press International. Subsequently... See full bio »

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 1975 Mr. Sycamore (play) / (screenplay)
 1972 Look Homeward, Angel (TV Movie)
 1961 Schau heimwärts, Engel (TV Movie) (play - as Ketty Frings)
 1961 By Love Possessed (screenplay revision - uncredited)
  Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) (original screenplay - 1 episode, 1956) (novel - 1 episode, 1954)
- Because of You (1956) ... (original screenplay)
- Hold Back the Dawn (1954) ... (novel)
 1955 Foxfire (screenplay)
 1955 The Shrike
 1953 Orient Express (TV Series) (original story - 1 episode)
- The Red Sash (1953) ... (original story)
 1952 Come Back, Little Sheba (screenplay)
 1951 The Company She Keeps (story and screen play)
 1950 Dark City (adaptation)
 1950 The File on Thelma Jordon (screenplay)
 1949 The Accused (screenplay)
 1948 Look Before You Love (story)
 1944 Guest in the House (screenplay)
 1943 Jane Eyre (contributor to screenplay construction - uncredited)
 1941 Hold Back the Dawn (story "Memo to a Movie Producer")
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 1954 Twist of Fate (writer: "Love Is a Beautiful Stranger")

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Was twice nominated for Broadway's Tony Award: in 1958 as author of Best Play nominee "Look Homeward, Angel," and in 1967 as co-author of book with Roger O. Hirson of Best Musical nominee "Walking Happy." See more »

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