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Maurine Dallas Watkins (1896–1969)

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Her non-musical play "Chicago, or, Play Ball" has become one of the most adapted plays in history. The play was a silent Cecil B. DeMille feature in 1927 (Chicago (1927)), a Ginger Rogers comedy in 1942 (Roxie Hart (1942)), a Bob Fosse Broadway musical ("Chicago: A Musical Vaudeville") and a 2002 Oscar-winning musical film (Chicago (2002)).

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 2002 Chicago (play "Chicago")
 1946 Easy to Wed (screenplay "Libeled Lady")
 1942 Roxie Hart (play "Chicago" - as Maurine Watkins)
 1940 I Love You Again (original story - as Maurine Watkins)
 1938 Up the River (story)
 1938 Too Hot to Handle (uncredited)
 1937 Saratoga (uncredited)
 1936 Libeled Lady (screen play - as Maurine Watkins)
 1934 A Wicked Woman (contributor to dialogue - uncredited)
 1934 Strictly Dynamite (screen play - as Maureen Watkins)
 1934 Search for Beauty (story - as Maurine Watkins)
 1933 Professional Sweetheart (as Maurine Watkins)
 1933 The Story of Temple Drake (uncredited)
 1933 Hello, Sister! (contract writer - uncredited)
 1933 Child of Manhattan (unconfirmed - unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1932 No Man of Her Own (screen play - as Maurine Watkins)
 1932 Hat Check Girl (contract writer - uncredited)
 1932 The Strange Love of Molly Louvain (play "Tinsel Girl" - as Maurine Watkins)
 1932 Play-Girl (screenplay - as Maurine Watkins)
 1931 Sob Sister (contract writer - uncredited)
 1930 Up the River (from the original story by)
 1927 Chicago (play)
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Stage: Wrote "Chicago", produced on Broadway. Comedy. Written by Maurine Dallas Watkins. Directed by George Abbott. Music Box Theatre: 30 Dec 1926-May 1927 (closing date unknown/172 performances). Cast: George W. Anspeak, Robert Barrat (as "Martin S. Harrison"), Charles Bickford (as "Jake"), Ferike Boros, Doan Borrup (as "Fred Casely"... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Maureen Watkins | Maurine Watkins

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Her non-musical play "Chicago, or, Play Ball" has become one of the most adapted plays in history. The play was a silent Cecil B. DeMille feature in 1927 (Chicago (1927)), a Ginger Rogers comedy in 1942 (Roxie Hart (1942)), a Bob Fosse Broadway musical ("Chicago: A Musical Vaudeville") and a 2002 Oscar-winning musical film (Chicago (2002)).

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