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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)
  BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (play "George Washington Slept Here" - 1 episode, 1956) (play - 1 episode, 1953)
- Queen Elizabeth Slept Here (1956) ... (play "George Washington Slept Here")
- Once in a Lifetime (1953) ... (play)
 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 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:

His musical, "Light Up The Sky," was performed at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with Jonathan Bolt, Traber Burns, Paula Gruskiewicz, Carole Healey, Tony Hoty, Ben Hulan, Bill Kux, John Little, Holly Rudkin, and Halo Wines in the cast. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 3 Print Biographies | 1 Article | See more »

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Personal Quote:

[on Beverly Hills] The most beautiful slave quarters in the world. See more »


His musical "Lady in the Dark" was awarded the 1997 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Musical. See more »

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