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Robert E. Sherwood (I) (1896–1955)

Robert E. Sherwood, a brilliant multifaceted writer, was born to Arthur Murray and Rosina Emmet Sherwood, educated at the Milton Academy (Massachusetts) and Harvard, and was wounded while serving with the Canadian Black Watch in WWI. His literary career started with jobs as movie critic at Vanity Fair and Life magazines, but he became a full-time ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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 1996 The Preacher's Wife (earlier screenplay)
 1974 Noche de teatro (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- El puente de Waterloo (1974) ... (play)
 1967 A Ponte de Waterloo (TV Series) (play)
 1964 Abe Lincoln in Illinois (TV Movie) (play "Abe Lincoln in Illinois")
 1964 Primera fila (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1962 The Leaves of Autumn (play "Waterloo Bridge" - uncredited)
 1959 A Ponte de Waterloo (TV Series) (play "Waterloo Bridge")
 1957 Der versteinerte Wald (TV Movie) (play)
  BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes, 1951 - 1957) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1954)
- Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1957) ... (play)
- Tovarich (1954) ... (adaptation)
- The Petrified Forest (1951) ... (play)
  Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series) (1 episode, 1957) (writer - 1 episode, 1954) (play - 1 episode, 1950)
- Diary (1954) ... (writer)
- The Petrified Forest (1950) ... (play)
 1957 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1956 Gaby (play "Waterloo Bridge")
  Producers' Showcase (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes, 1955) (writer - 1 episode, 1954)
- The Petrified Forest (1955) ... (play)
- Reunion in Vienna (1955) ... (play)
- Dateline (1954) ... (writer)
 1955 Jupiter's Darling (play "Road to Rome")
 1953 The Backbone of America (TV Movie)
 1953 Main Street to Broadway (story)
 1953 Man on a Tightrope (writer)
 1952 Celanese Theatre (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes)
- The Petrified Forest (1952) ... (play)
- Reunion in Vienna (1952) ... (play)
 1950-1951 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes)
- The Queen's Husband (1951) ... (play)
- Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1950) ... (play)
 1951 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1951) ... (play)
 1951 Musical Comedy Time (TV Series) (book - 1 episode)
- Miss Liberty (1951) ... (book)
 1947 The Bishop's Wife (screenplay)
 1946 The Best Years of Our Lives (screen play)
 1946 The Queen's Husband (TV Movie)
 1945 Escape in the Desert (play "The Petrified Forest")
 1945 Abe Lincoln in Illinois (TV Movie) (play "Abe Lincoln in Illinois")
 1940 Waterloo Bridge (play "Waterloo Bridge")
 1940 Rebecca (screen play)
 1940 'Northwest Passage' (Book I -- Rogers' Rangers) (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1940 Abe Lincoln in Illinois (by) / (screen play)
 1939 For Auld Lang Syne (Documentary short) (narrative)
 1939 Over the Moon (story)
 1939 Idiot's Delight (play) / (screenplay)
 1938 The Adventures of Marco Polo (screen play)
 1938 The Divorce of Lady X (uncredited)
 1937 Tovarich (play - English version)
 1937 Thunder in the City (screenplay)
 1936 The Petrified Forest (play - as Robert Emmet Sherwood)
 1934 The Scarlet Pimpernel (scenario, continuity & dialogue - as Robert Sherwood)
 1933 Roman Scandals (original story)
 1933 Reunion in Vienna (play)
 1932 Rasputin and the Empress (uncredited)
 1932 Two Kinds of Women (play "This is New York")
 1931 Around the World with Douglas Fairbanks (Documentary) (dialogue)
 1931 The Age for Love (dialogue)
 1931 Waterloo Bridge (from the stage play by)
 1931 The Royal Bed (play "The Queen's Husband")
 1927 The Private Life of Helen of Troy (play "The Road to Rome")
 1926 Oh What a Nurse! (story)
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Other Works:

Stage: Wrote English adaptation for "Tovarich", produced on Broadway. Musical comedy. Written by Jacques Deval. Orchestra and Arrangements by Alexander Haas. Directed / produced by Gilbert Miller. Plymouth Theatre: 15 Oct 1936-Aug 1937 (closing date unknown/356 performances). Cast: Marta Abba (as "Grand Duchess Tatiana Petrovna"), ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | See more »

Alternate Names:

Robert Emmet Sherwood | Robert Sherwood

Height:

6' 8" (2.03 m)
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Personal Quote:

Who invented hokum? Think how much money he'd have made from the film producers if he'd sold his invention on a royalty basis. See more »

Trivia:

He was a founding member, along with Dorothy Parker and Robert Benchley, of the Algonquin Club, the famed ad hoc gathering of many of the literary world's brightest lights during the 1920s. The three just happened to dine there one day, then were subsequently joined by the likes of Alexander Woollcott, Heywood Hale Broun, George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber, among others. Alan Rudolph's film Mrs. ... See more »

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