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Damon Runyon (1880–1946)

Born out of wedlock in Manhattan, Kansas, but grew up in Denver. A close friend of fellow New York sportswriter--and former western gunfighter--William Barclay 'Bat' Masterson, who knew the Runyan family in Denver. In the late teens and early 1920s both Ed Sullivan and Walter Winchell worked as Runyon's leg men. Buried in New York's Woodlawn ... See full bio »

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Guys and Dolls
Qi ji
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The Big Street


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 2005 Three Wise Guys (TV Movie) (story "Three Wise Guys" - special recognition)
 1994 Broadway Stories (TV Series) (story - 5 episodes)
- Johnny One Eye (1994) ... (story)
- Neat Strip (1994) ... (story)
- Romance in the Roaring Forties (1994) ... (story)
- The Old Doll's House (1994) ... (story)
- Dancing Dan's Christmas (1994) ... (story)
 1989 Qi ji (1933 screenplay "Lady for a Day")
 1989 Bloodhounds of Broadway (short stories)
 1980 Little Miss Marker (story)
 1979 Butch Minds the Baby (Short) (story)
 1964 Arm, aber ehrlich (Short) (story)
 1962 40 Pounds of Trouble (story "Little Miss Marker" - uncredited)
 1961 Pocketful of Miracles (story)
 1961 Butch passt aufs Baby auf (TV Movie) (play)
 1955 Guys and Dolls (from a story)
 1955 Damon Runyon Theater (TV Series) (story - 3 episodes)
- The Lacework Kid (1955) ... (story)
- Dancing Dan's Christmas (1955) ... (story)
- Pick the Winner (1955) ... (story)
 1953 Money from Home (story)
 1952 Stop, You're Killing Me (play "A Slight Case of Murder")
 1952 Bloodhounds of Broadway (uncredited)
 1951 The Lemon Drop Kid (story)
 1950 Suspense (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Dancing Dan's Christmas (1950) ... (story)
 1950 Johnny One-Eye (story)
 1949 Sorrowful Jones (adapted from a story by)
 1943 It Ain't Hay (story "Princess O'Hara")
 1942 The Big Street (from the Collier's Magazine story "Little Pinks")
 1942 The Pride of the Yankees (prologue)
 1942 Butch Minds the Baby (story)
 1941 At the Stroke of Twelve (Short) (story "The Old Doll's House")
 1941 Tight Shoes (story)
 1940 Just a Cute Kid (Short) (from a story by)
 1939 Joe and Ethel Turp Call on the President (story "A Call on the President")
 1938 Straight Place and Show (play "Saratoga Chips") / (story "That Ever-Loving Wife of Hymie" - uncredited)
 1938 A Slight Case of Murder (from a play by)
 1937 Racing Lady (based on: "All Scarlet" by)
 1935 Professional Soldier (story)
 1935 Hold 'Em Yale (story)
 1935 Princess O'Hara (story)
 1935 George White's 1935 Scandals (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1934 No Ransom (story "The Big Mitten")
 1934 The Lemon Drop Kid (story)
 1934 Million Dollar Ransom (story "Ransom... $1, 000, 000")
 1934 Midnight Alibi (story "The Old Doll's House")
 1934 Little Miss Marker (original story)
 1934 A Very Honorable Guy (by)
 1933 Lady for a Day (from the story by)
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The race is not always to the swift nor the battle to the strong -- but that's the way to bet.


Author of the short stories "Guys and Dolls," "Little Miss Marker," "The Old Doll's House," "The Big Mitten," "The Lemon Drop Kid," and "Lady for a Day." With the exception of "Guys and Dolls" (which was made as a film for the first time in 1955, nine years after his death), all of these stories were adapted as feature films during his lifetime, and remade or re-adapted after his death. See more »

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