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Avery Hopwood (1882–1928)

American playwright, many of whose plays were filmed. The leading light of early twentieth-century light comedy and farce and one of the most commercially successful playwrights of his era, Hopwood, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, graduated from the University of Michigan, which would later be the beneficiary of much of his substantial estate. He ... See full bio »

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Known For

Gold Diggers of 1933
(1933)
The Bat
The Bat Writer
(1959)
The Bat Whispers
(1930)
The Bat
The Bat Writer
(1926)

Filmography

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 2004 Willi das Prachtstück (TV Movie)
 1981 Den grønne heisen (play)
 1980 Der Mustergatte (TV Movie) (play "Fair and Warmer")
 1978 Der Spinnenmörder (TV Movie) (novel)
 1963 Laughter from the Whitehall (TV Series) (1 episode)
- High Temperature (1963)
 1961 Den grønne elevator (play "Fair and Warner")
 1960 Dow Hour of Great Mysteries (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- The Bat (1960) ... (play)
 1959 Model Husband (play "Fair and Warmer")
 1959 The Bat (play)
  Broadway Television Theatre (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode, 1953) (play - 1 episode, 1952)
- The Bat (1953) ... (novel)
- The Gold Diggers (1952) ... (play)
 1952 Oppåt med gröna hissen (play "Fair and Warmer")
 1951 Painting the Clouds with Sunshine (play "Gold Diggers of Broadway")
 1945 Getting Gertie's Garter (play)
 1944 Gröna hissen (play "Fair and Warmer")
 1938 Unsere kleine Frau (play "Our Little Wife")
 1937 Model Husband (play "Fair and Warner")
 1933 Night of the Garter (play "Getting Gertie's Garter")
 1933 Gold Diggers of 1933 (based on a play by)
 1932 This Is the Night (play "Naughty Cinderella")
 1931 Ich heirate meinen Mann (play "Little Miss Bluebeard")
 1931 Su noche de bodas (play "Little Miss Bluebeard")
 1931 Marions-nous (play "Little Miss Bluebeard")
 1931 A Minha Noite de Núpcias (play "Little Miss Bluebeard")
 1930 The Bat Whispers (based upon a stage play by)
 1930 Fast and Loose (play "The Best People")
 1930 Her Wedding Night (play "Little Miss Bluebeard")
 1929 Gold Diggers of Broadway (play "The Gold Diggers")
 1928 The Garden of Eden (based on the play adapted by)
 1927 Getting Gertie's Garter (play)
 1927 Nobody's Widow (play)
 1926 The Bat (play "The Bat")
 1925 The Best People (play)
 1925 Miss Bluebeard (play "Little Miss Bluebeard")
 1924 The Girl in the Limousine (play "The Girl in the Limousine, a Farce")
 1923 The Gold Diggers (play)
 1921 The Little Clown (play)
 1920 Clothes (play)
 1920 Guilty of Love (play "This Woman--This Man")
 1919 Fair and Warmer (play)
 1919 Sadie Love (play)
 1918 Our Little Wife (play)
 1915 Judy Forgot (play)
 1914 Seven Days (Short) (play)
 1914 Clothes (play)

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Stage: Wrote "The Demi-Virgin", produced on Broadway. Farce. Directed by Charles Mather and Bertram Harrison. Times Square Theatre: 18 Oct 1921-Jun 1922 (closing date unknown/268 performances). Cast: Glenn Anders (as "Wally Dean"), Sascha Beaumont, Marjorie Clements, Peggy Coudray, Helen Cunningham, Hazel Dawn, Kenneth Douglas, ... See more »

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Trivia:

The University of Michigan's Hopwood Program, which awards the prestigious "Hopwood Prize" for creative writing, is named after him. Notable Hopwood Prize winners include playwright Arthur Miller, Frank O'Hara, director-screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan and transgressive short-story writer Mary Gaitskill. Hopwood was a Michigan alumnus who left a bequest in his will establishing the awards. The ... See more »

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Playboy Playwright

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Gemini

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