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George S. Kaufman (1889–1961)

American playwright of acerbic wit. Twice won the Pulitzer Prize, and is best known for his collaborative authorship of "Once in a Lifetime," with Moss Hart (1930); "Of Thee I Sing," with Morrie Ryskind and Ira Gershwin (1931); "Dinner at Eight," with Edna Ferber (1932); "You Can't Take It with You" and "The Man Who Came to Dinner," again with ... See full bio »

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A Night at the Opera
Animal Crackers
Stage Door
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 2013 Merrily We Roll Along (based on the play by)
 2000 The Man Who Came to Dinner (TV Movie) (play)
 1992 Brain Donors (screenplay "A Night At the Opera" - suggestion)
 1989 Dinner at Eight (TV Movie) (play)
 1988 Once in a Life Time (TV Movie)
 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)
 1974-1984 Great Performances (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes)
- You Can't Take It with You (1984) ... (play)
- June Moon (1974) ... (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 The Royal Family (TV Movie) (play)
 1972 The Man Who Came to Dinner (TV Movie) (play)
 1972 Of Thee I Sing (TV Movie)
 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")
 1957 Silk Stockings (book of original musical play by)
  BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes, 1951 - 1953) (play "George Washington Slept Here" - 1 episode, 1956)
- Queen Elizabeth Slept Here (1956) ... (play "George Washington Slept Here")
- Once in a Lifetime (1953) ... (play)
- Dinner at Eight (1951) ... (play)
 1956 The Solid Gold Cadillac (from the play by)
 1955 Front Row Center (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Dinner at Eight (1955) ... (play)
 1954-1955 The Best of Broadway (TV Series) (play - 3 episodes)
- Stage Door (1955) ... (play)
- The Man Who Came to Dinner (1954) ... (play)
- The Royal Family (1954) ... (play)
 1954 TV de Vanguarda (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Do Mundo Nada Se Leva (1954) ... (play)
 1953 Three Sailors and a Girl (play "The Butter and Egg Man")
 1952 Theatre Royal (TV Movie) (play "The Royal Family")
 1950-1951 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes)
- The Royal Family (1951) ... (play)
- You Can't Take It with You (1950) ... (play)
 1949-1950 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes)
- The Royal Family (1950) ... (play)
- The Man Who Came to Dinner (1949) ... (play)
 1949 Dancing in the Dark (play "The Band Wagon")
 1949 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series) (by - 1 episode)
- June Moon (1949) ... (by)
 1948 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dinner at Eight (1948) ... (writer)
 1947-1948 Kraft Theatre (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes)
- The Royal Family (1948) ... (play)
- Merton of the Movies (1947) ... (play)
 1948 Stage Door (TV Movie) (play)
 1947 Merton of the Movies (play)
 1947 You Can't Take It with You (TV Movie) (play)
 1947 The Man Who Came to Dinner (TV Movie) (play)
 1947 The Late George Apley (from the play by)
 1945 You Can't Take It with You (TV Movie) (play)
 1943 The Good Fellows (based on a play by)
 1942 Star Spangled Rhythm (sketches - as George Kaufman)
 1942 The Man Who Came to Dinner (from the stage play by)
 1940 Dulcy (based on the play by)
 1940 An Angel from Texas (based on a play by)
 1939 Stage Door (TV Movie) (play)
 1939 No Place to Go (adapted from the play: "Minick" by)
 1939 The Royal Family of Broadway (TV Movie) (play)
 1938 You Can't Take It with You (based upon the play by)
 1937 Once in a Lifetime (TV Movie) (play)
 1937 First Lady (play)
 1937 Nothing Sacred (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1937 Stage Door (from the play by)
 1937 Blonde Trouble (play "June Moon")
 1937 Dance Charlie Dance (play "The Butter and Egg Man")
 1937 A Day at the Races (screen play - uncredited)
 1936 Riffraff (contributor to dialogue - uncredited)
 1935 A Night at the Opera (screen play)
 1935 Hello, Sweetheart (play "The Butter and Egg Man")
 1934 Elmer and Elsie (story)
 1934 The Man with Two Faces (based on play: "The Dark Tower" by)
 1933 Roman Scandals (original story)
 1933 Dinner at Eight (from the Sam H. Harris stage play by)
 1932 Once in a Lifetime (play)
 1932 Make Me a Star (play)
 1932 The Tenderfoot (based on the story by)
 1932 The Expert (adapted from the play: "Minick" by)
 1931 June Moon (play)
 1930 The Royal Family of Broadway (play "The Royal Family")
 1930 Animal Crackers (based on the musical play by)
 1930 Not So Dumb (play "Dulcy")
 1929 The Cocoanuts (book of stage play)
 1928 The Butter and Egg Man (play)
 1925 Beggar on Horseback (play)
 1925 Welcome Home (play "Minick")
 1924 Merton of the Movies (play)
 1923 To the Ladies (play)
 1923 Dulcy (play)
 1920 Someone in the House (play)
 1919 Someone Must Pay (play "Someone in the House")
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Be Yourself. Musical comedy. Music by Lewis E. Gensler and Milton Schwarzwald (also Musical Director). Book by George S. Kaufman and Marc Connelly. Additional lyrics by Ira Gershwin. Music orchestrated by Stephen Jones and Maurice De Packh. Choreographed by Vaughn Godfrey and Jack Mason. Costume Design by Mark Mooring. Scenic ... See more »

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5 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 1 Article | See more »

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Personal Quote:

(Upon seeing so many billboard ads with an alluring Jane Russell in The Outlaw (1943)) They ought to call it "A Sale of Two Titties". See more »


2000: His play, "Merrily We Roll Along", became a Stephen Sondheim musical and was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best New Musical in 2001. See more »

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