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Dorothy Heyward (1890–1961)


Wrote two detective novels about the theater, "Three-A-Day" and "The Pulitzer Prize Murders". See more trivia »

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 2013 Labor Day (writer: "It Ain't Necessarily So")
 2003 I'll Be There (writer: "Summertime")
 2000 Chocolat (writer: "Summertime")
 1999 A Walk on the Moon (writer: "Summertime" (1935))
 1998 There's Something About Mary (writer: "Summertime")
 1994 The War (writer: "Summertime")
 1993 Cracker (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Mad Woman in the Attic: Part 2 (1993) ... (writer: "Summertime")
- The Mad Woman in the Attic: Part 1 (1993) ... (writer: "Summertime")
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 2002 Live from Lincoln Center (TV Series) (play "Porgy" - 1 episode)
- Porgy and Bess (2002) ... (play "Porgy")
 1993 American Playhouse (TV Series) (based on the play by - 1 episode)
- Porgy and Bess (1993) ... (based on the play by)
 1959 Porgy and Bess (play "Porgy")
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 2013 The Gershwin's 'Porgy and Bess' (lyrics: opera by)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Wrote (w/DuBose Heyward) "Porgy", produced on Broadway. Directed by Rouben Mamoulian. Martin Beck Theatre: 13 Sep 1929-Oct 1929 (unknown closing date/34 performances). Cast: Jack Carter (as "Crown"), Peter Clark (as "Jim"), A.B. DeComathiere (as "Simon Frazier"; [credited as A.B. Comatheire), Evelyn Ellis (as "Crown's Bess"), ... See more »

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Also remembered for "Jonica", which she wrote with Moss Hart, "Cinderlatives" written with Dorothy de Jager and "Set My People Free". See more »

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