Wrote (w/George S. Kaufman
(also director) "George Washington Slept Here", produced on Broadway. Scenic Design by John Root. Lyceum Theatre (moved to Carnegie Hall from 23 Jun 1942-close): 18 Oct 1940- 12 Jul 1942 (197 performances). Performed in rotation with "The Chocolate Soldier"). Cast: Richard Barbee
(as "Mr. Prescott"), ...
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[on writing the screenplay for A Star Is Born
(1954)] It was a difficult story to do because the original was so famous, and when you tamper with the original you're inviting all sorts of unfavorable criticism. It had to be changed because I had to say new things about Hollywood--which is quite a feat in itself, as the subject had been worn pretty thin. Add to that the necessity of making this a ...
Throughout much of his adult life, he suffered from severe depression, mood swings, and other emotional problems that were intensified, and possibly caused, by intense anxiety stemming from his sexual orientation. Nevertheless, the long-time bachelor married singer/actress Kitty Carlisle
at age 40+ and had two children. After his death, Ms. Carlisle spent much of her widowhood (she never ...