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Lynn Riggs (1899–1954)


Famous playwright and poet Lynn Riggs is most famous for writing the play "Green Grow the lilacs" which was a not too successful 1931 off Broadway play. In 1943 Rodgers and Hammerstein made it into a musical named "Away We Go" which received mixed reviews on its off Broadway introduction. Before the play opened on Broadway some changes were made ... See more trivia »

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 2013 Oklahoma! (play by: "Green Grow the Lilacs")
 1955 Oklahoma! (based upon a dramatic play by)
 1943 Sherlock Holmes in Washington (screenplay)
 1942 Madame Spy (screenplay)
 1942 Destination Unknown (screenplay)
 1936 The Plainsman (screen play)
 1936 The Garden of Allah (screenplay)
 1934 Stingaree (adaptation)
 1931 Beyond Victory (uncredited)
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 2011 Oklahoma! (TV Movie) (play by: "Green Grow The Lilacs")
 1999 Oklahoma! (TV Movie) (based on the play by: "Green Grow the Lilacs")
 1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series) (unproduced play - 1 episode)
- Out of Dust (1959) ... (unproduced play)
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 1931 A Day in Santa Fe (Short)

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Stage Play: Big Lake. Drama. Written by Lynn Riggs [earliest Broadway credit]. Directed by George Auerbach. American Laboratory: 11 Apr 1927- Apr 1927 (closing date unknown/11 performances). Cast: Stella Adler (as "Elly"), Grover Burgess (as "Butch"), Frank Burk, John S. Clarke, Helen Coburn, Francis Fergusson, Sam Hartman, Harold Hecht (... See more »

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Inducted into the Hall of Great Westerners of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1965. See more »

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