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John O'Hara (II) (1905–1970)

Prolific American author of the mid-twentieth century. Born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, he later used the town, under the fictitious name of Gibbsville, as the setting for many of his novels and short stories. Among his books adapted for films are "From the Terrace," "A Rage to Live," "Ten North Frederick," "Pal Joey," and "Butterfield 8." Other ... See full bio »

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 1987 Great Performances (TV Series) (based on a story by - 1 episode)
- Tales from the Hollywood Hills: Natica Jackson (1987) ... (based on a story by)
  Gibbsville (TV Series) (stories - 12 episodes, 1976 - 1977) (writer - 1 episode, 1977)
- The Price of Everything (1977) ... (writer)
- The Grand Gesture (1977) ... (stories)
- Manhood (1977) ... (stories)
- In the Silence (1977) ... (stories)
- Chautauqua, Chautauqua, Chautauqua (1977) ... (stories)
 1975 The Turning Point of Jim Malloy (TV Movie) (stories The Doctor's Son)
 1965 A Rage to Live (novel)
 1965 Doppelspiel (TV Movie) (play)
 1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series) (based on the story by - 1 episode)
- It's Mental Work (1963) ... (based on the story by)
 1963 Das große Vorbild (TV Movie) (play)
 1962 Liebling - Ich muß Dich erschießen (play "Double Cross")
 1960 BUtterfield 8 (novel "Butterfield 8")
 1960 From the Terrace (novel)
 1958 Ten North Frederick (novel)
 1957 Pal Joey (from the musical play book by)
  Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series) (book "Appointment in Samarra" - 1 episode, 1953) (novel - 1 episode, 1952)
- Appointment in Samarra (1953) ... (book "Appointment in Samarra")
- The Farmer's Hotel (1952) ... (novel)
 1948 On Our Merry Way (James Stewart-Henry Fonda material by)
 1942 Moontide (screen play)
 1940 I Was an Adventuress (screen play)
 1940 He Married His Wife (screen play)
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 1936 The General Died at Dawn
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Novel: "From the Terrace" (filmed as From the Terrace (1960)) See more »

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[on 'Panama Hattie'] Who'd have thought we'd live to see the day when Cole Porter - Cole Porter! - would write a score in which the two outstanding songs are called 'My Mother Would Love You' and Let's Be Buddies'? And written straight, too; no kidding. See more »


Was at one time the film critic for "Newsweek" magazine. See more »

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