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Moss Hart (1904–1961)

Tony Award-winning American playwright/lyricist Moss Hart was born Oct. 24, 1904, in New York City to a poor Jewish family and raised in what he described as a "drab tenement" on 107th St. in the Bronx. He was educated in the city public school system. He showed a knack for writing at an early age--he wrote his first play at age 12--and would ... See full bio »

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 2013 Merrily We Roll Along (based on the play by)
 2000 The Man Who Came to Dinner (TV Movie) (play)
 1987 You Can't Take It with You (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes)
- The Trial of Martin Vanderhof (1987) ... (play)
- Like Mother, Like Son (1987) ... (play)
 1984 Great Performances (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- You Can't Take It with You (1984) ... (play)
 1982 Drei gegen Hollywood (TV Movie) (play "Once in a Lifetime")
 1981 Prisel na veceri (TV Movie) (play)
 1979 You Can't Take It with You (TV Movie) (play)
 1978 Au théâtre ce soir (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
 1977 Simple Gifts (TV Movie) (book "Act One" - segment "A Memory of Christmas")
 1975 That Lucky Touch (idea)
 1972 The Man Who Came to Dinner (TV Movie) (play)
 1963 Act One (book "Act One')
 1961 Gran teatro (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1960 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series) (play "The Man Who Came to Dinner" - 1 episode)
- The Man Who Came to Dinner (1960) ... (play "The Man Who Came to Dinner")
 1960 Play of the Week (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Climate of Eden (1960) ... (story)
 1955 The Great Waltz (TV Movie) (operetta)
 1954 The Best of Broadway (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- The Man Who Came to Dinner (1954) ... (play)
 1954 A Star Is Born (screenplay)
 1954 Lady in the Dark (TV Movie) (book)
 1954 TV de Vanguarda (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Do Mundo Nada Se Leva (1954) ... (play)
 1953 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Once in a Lifetime (1953) ... (play)
 1953 Omnibus (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1952 Hans Christian Andersen (screenplay)
 1950-1951 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes)
- Light Up the Sky (1951) ... (play)
- You Can't Take It with You (1950) ... (play)
 1951 Musical Comedy Time (TV Series) (book - 1 episode)
- Miss Liberty (1951) ... (book)
  The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1949) (play - 1 episode, 1949)
- Light Up the Sky (1949) ... (writer)
- The Man Who Came to Dinner (1949) ... (play)
 1947 Gentleman's Agreement (screen play)
 1947 You Can't Take It with You (TV Movie) (play)
 1947 The Man Who Came to Dinner (TV Movie) (play)
 1945 You Can't Take It with You (TV Movie) (play)
 1944 Winged Victory (play) / (screenplay)
 1944 Lady in the Dark (based upon the play by)
 1942 The Man Who Came to Dinner (from the stage play by)
 1938 You Can't Take It With You (based upon the play by)
 1937 Once in a Lifetime (TV Movie) (play)
 1937 Nothing Sacred (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1935 Broadway Melody of 1936 (based on an original story by)
 1933 The Masquerader (dialogue)
 1932 Flesh (dialogue)
 1932 Once in a Lifetime (play)
 1932 Make Me a Star (play - uncredited)
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Other Works:

Stage: Wrote (w/Dr. A.M. Willner, Caswell Garth, Ernst Marischka, Heinz Reichert) book for "The Great Waltz", produced on Broadway. Musical/operetta. Music by Johann Strauß and Johann Strauss Jr. Lyrics by Desmond Carter. Choreographed by Albertina Rasch. Directed by Hassard Short. Center Theatre: 22 Sep 1934-8 Jun 1935 (298 ... See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 3 Print Biographies | 1 Article | See more »
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Personal Quote:

So far as I know, anything worth hearing is not usually uttered at seven o'clock in the morning; and if it is, it will generally be repeated at a more reasonable hour for a larger and more wakeful audience. See more »

Trivia:

He suffered his fatal heart attack outside his house as his wife was backing the car out of the garage to take him to the dentist. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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