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Townsend Martin (1895–1951)

Playwright and film pioneer Townsend Martin was born to a wealthy New York family on December 20, 1895 in New York City. He was the son of Howard Townsend Martin and Camilla Thompson. His father was the son of writer and philanthropist Frederick Townsend Martin. His mother was from St. Louis and died in 1903 while visiting Florence, Italy. Three ... See full bio »

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 1929 A Most Immoral Lady (play)
 1926 Love 'Em and Leave 'Em (adaptation) / (scenario)
 1926 The American Venus (story)
 1923 Youthful Cheaters (story)
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 1924 Grit
Flashy Joe
 1923 Second Fiddle
Herbert Bradley
 1922 The Cradle Buster
Holcomb Berry

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Stage Play: A Most Immoral Lady. Written by Townsend Martin. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Press Representative: John Peter Toohey. Directed by Dwight Wiman. Cort Theatre: 26 Nov 1928- Apr 1929 (closing date unknown/160 performances). Cast: Lawrence Adams, Kirk Ames (also assistant stage manager), Harry Barfoot (also stage manager), ... See more »

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