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Morrie Ryskind (1895–1985)

Morrie Ryskind was born on October 20, 1895 in New York City, New York, USA as Morris Ryskind. He was a writer, known for Animal Crackers (1930), A Night at the Opera (1935) and My Man Godfrey (1936). He died on August 24, 1985 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more awards »

Known For

Animal Crackers
(1930)
A Night at the Opera
(1935)
My Man Godfrey
(1936)
Penny Serenade
(1941)

Filmography

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 1992 Brain Donors (screenplay "A Night At the Opera" - suggestion)
 1972 Of Thee I Sing (TV Movie)
 1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) (original screenplay - 1 episode)
- Penny Serenade (1955) ... (original screenplay)
 1951 Musical Comedy Time (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Louisiana Purchase (1951) ... (play)
 1946 Heartbeat (adaptation)
 1945 Where Do We Go from Here? (screenplay) / (story)
 1945 It's in the Bag! (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1943 The Meanest Man in the World (uncredited)
 1943 Claudia (writer)
 1941 Louisiana Purchase (play)
 1941 Penny Serenade (screen play)
 1940 His Girl Friday (additional dialogue - uncredited)
 1939 Fifth Avenue Girl (story outline - uncredited)
 1939 Man About Town (screenplay) / (story)
 1938 Room Service (screen play)
 1938 Having Wonderful Time (uncredited)
 1938 There's Always a Woman (contributor to screenplay construction - uncredited)
 1937 Stage Door (screen play)
 1937 Top of the Town (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1936 My Man Godfrey (screen play)
 1936 Ceiling Zero (uncredited)
 1935 A Night at the Opera (screen play)
 1931 Palmy Days (story and dialogue)
 1930 Animal Crackers (based on the musical play by) / (screen play)
 1929 The Cocoanuts (adapted by)
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Stage Play: Of Thee I Sing. Musical comedy [return engagement]. Music by George Gershwin. Lyrics by Ira Gershwin. Book by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind. Musical Director: Charles Previn. Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett and William Daly. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Costume Design by Charles Le Maire. Directed by ... See more »

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He held very conservative political views. In 1947, he testified to Communist infiltration of the Screenwriter's Guild before the House Un-American Activities Committee. Turning away from film work -- after claiming to be shunned by Hollywood -- he later concentrated on writing political columns for The National Review, The Los Angeles Times Syndicate and the Los Angeles Examiner. He retired in ... See more »

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