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Bella Spewack (1899–1990)


She and Samuel Spewack was nominated for a 1998 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Kiss Me Kate performed at the Open Air Theatre, for Outstanding Musical Production of 1997. See more trivia »

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Known For

My Favorite Wife
Move Over, Darling
We're No Angels
Kiss Me Kate
Kiss Me Kate Writer


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 2003 Great Performances (TV Series) (book - 1 episode)
- Kiss Me Kate (2003) ... (book)
 1989 We're No Angels (play "My Three Angels" - suggestion)
 1975 Kiss Me Kate (TV Movie) (book)
 1968 Kiss Me Kate (TV Movie) (by)
 1967 Kiss Me Kate (TV Movie)
 1964 Kiss Me Kate (TV Movie) (play)
 1963 Move Over, Darling (based on a screenplay by) / (story)
 1962 Something's Got to Give (Short) (screenplay "My Favorite Wife")
  ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1962) (original writer - 1 episode, 1957)
- My Three Angels (1962) ... (writer)
- Boy Meets Girl (1957) ... (original writer)
 1962 My Three Angels (TV Movie) (writer)
 1961 The Enchanted Nutcracker (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1961 Küß mich Kätchen (TV Movie) (play Kiss me Kate)
  Startime (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1959) (play - 1 episode, 1959)
- My Three Angels (1959) ... (adaptation) / (play)
 1958 Kiss Me, Kate (TV Movie) (by)
 1957 Mr. Broadway (TV Movie)
 1957 Producers' Showcase (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mr. Broadway (1957) ... (writer)
 1953 Kiss Me Kate (book)
 1949 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Boy Meets Girl (1949) ... (teleplay)
 1945 Week-End at the Waldorf (screen play)
 1940 My Favorite Wife (original story) / (written for the screen by)
 1938 Three Loves Has Nancy (writer)
 1938 Boy Meets Girl (from the stage play by) / (screen play)
 1938 The Chaser (screenplay)
 1937 Vogues of 1938 (original screenplay)
 1935 Rendezvous (adaptation by)
 1935 Naughty Marietta (uncredited)
 1934 The Gay Bride
 1934 The Cat and the Fiddle (screen play)
 1933 Should Ladies Behave (writer)
 1933 The Solitaire Man (from the play by)
 1933 The Nuisance (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1933 Clear All Wires! (adaptation and dialogue) / (from the stage play written by)

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Sam Spewack and her play, "Boy Meets Girl," was performed at The Arena Stage Theatre in Washington D.C. Zelda Fichlander was director. See more »

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After graduating from school, she worked as a journalist for socialist and pacifist newspapers, such as 'The New York Call'. See more »

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