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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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 1996 The Preacher's Wife (earlier screenplay)
 1974 Noche de teatro (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- El puente de Waterloo (1974) ... (play)
 1973 Alta comedia (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1967 A Ponte de Waterloo (TV Series) (play)
 1965 Zi jun bie hou (story)
 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")
 1958 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Reunion in Vienna (1958) ... (play)
 1957 Der versteinerte Wald (TV Movie) (play)
  BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (play - 3 episodes, 1951 - 1957) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1954)
- Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1957) ... (play)
- Idiot's Delight (1955) ... (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)
 1957 There Shall Be No Night (TV Movie) (writer)
 1956 The Petrified Forest (TV Movie) (play)
 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 (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 Marie Antoinette (uncredited)
 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")
 1927 The Prince of Whales (Short) (titles)
 1926 Oh What a Nurse! (story)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Wrote "The Love Nest", produced on Broadway. Comedy. Based on the story by Ring Lardner. Comedy Theatre: 22 Dec 1927-Jan 1928 (closing date unknown/23 performances). Cast: Brewster Board (as "An Extra"), Albert Carroll (as "Slim Carey"), Clyde Fillmore (as "Lou Gregg"), Julius Goldman (as "Violinist"), George Heller (as "... See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | See more »

Alternate Names:

Robert Emmet Sherwood | Robert Sherwood


6' 8" (2.03 m)

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[on Eric von Stroheim] A genius - badly in need of a stopwatch. See more »


Won the 1936 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the play "Idiot's Delight", the 1939 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the play "Abe Lincoln in Illinois" and the 1941 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the play "There Shall Be No Night". See more »

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