A Very Rich Woman. Written by Ruth Gordon
. Based on the play by Philippe Hériat. Associate Director: David Pardoll. Scenic Design by Oliver Smith. Stage Manager: Dick Van Patten
. Directed by Garson Kanin
. Belasco Theatre: 30 Sep 1965- 23 Oct 1965 (28 performances + 12 performances). Cast: Ruth Gordon (as "Mrs. Lord"), Ethel
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[Of his friend Paddy Chayefsky
] I think it's fair to say - and nothing against him - Paddy was a little crazy. I don't think there is any important writer who is completely sane. If he was, he wouldn't be a writer - or a painter, or a poet, or a sculptor. I don't mean clinically insane. But his reactions aren't normal, and his perceptions certainly aren't normal. And Paddy, more than most, was a ...
In 1950, Harry Cohn
, president of Columbia Pictures, paid Kanin the then-record sum of $1,000,000 for the movie rights to Garson's Broadway comedy "Born Yesterday.".