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Zoe Akins (1886–1958)

Poet, playwright, novelist and screenwriter Zoë Akins was born on the day before Halloween in 1886 in Humansville, Missouri. She was home-schooled before attending the Monticello Seminary in Godfrey, Illinois, and Hosmer Hall in St. Louis for her education. Akins lived in St. Louis for many years, writing poetry and contributing criticism to the ... See full bio »

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Morning Glory Writer
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 1959 Grande Teatro Tupi (TV Series) (1 episode)
- A Solteirona (1959)
 1959 The Sad Horse (story)
 1958 Stage Struck (from a play by)
 1957 Telephone Time (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Koshetz Story (1957) ... (writer)
 1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- The Wedding Present (1957) ... (teleplay)
 1956 Ethel Barrymore Theater (TV Series) (1 episode)
  Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode, 1956) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1956)
- The Bitter Waters (1956) ... (teleplay)
 1956 Matinee Theatre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- The Old Maid (1956) ... (play)
 1954 Ponds Theater (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- The Old Maid (1954) ... (play)
 1952 Hollywood Opening Night (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Mysterious Ways (1952)
 1952 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- O Evening Star (1952) ... (play)
 1950 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Mrs. January and Mr. Ex (1950) ... (play)
 1950 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Another Darling (1950) ... (play)
 1947 Desire Me
 1939 The Old Maid (based on the play by: Pulitzer Prize)
 1938 Zaza (screenplay - as Zoë Akins)
 1938 Marie Antoinette (uncredited)
 1938 Three Blind Mice (play "The Greeks Had a Word for It" - uncredited)
 1938 The Toy Wife (screen play)
 1937 Conquest (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1936 Accused (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1936 Camille (screen play)
 1936 My Man Godfrey (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1936 Show Boat (contributing writer - material unused, uncredited)
 1936 Lady of Secrets (screenplay)
 1934 Outcast Lady (screen play)
 1934 Riptide (uncredited)
 1933 Morning Glory (from the play by)
 1933 Christopher Strong (screen play)
 1932 The Greeks Had a Word for Them (play "The Greeks Had a Word for It")
 1931 Working Girls
 1931 Girls About Town (story)
 1931 Once a Lady (adaptation - as Zoë Akins) / (screenplay - as Zoë Akins)
 1930 Toda una vida (adaptation)
 1930 Anybody's Woman (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1930 Ladies Love Brutes (play "Pardon My Glove")
 1930 The Furies (play)
 1930 Sarah and Son (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1929 Her Private Life (play "Declassee")
 1925 Déclassé (play)
 1925 Daddy's Gone A-Hunting (play)
 1925 Eve's Secret (play "The Moon-Flower")

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Stage: Wrote "The Greeks Had a Word for It," performed at the Duke of York's Theatre in London, England (revival). Cast: Hermione Baddeley, Angela Baddeley, Margaret Rawlings, Robert Newton, Clive Owen. A.R. Whatmore was director. See more »

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She was the first writer considered by Universal Pictures to write the screenplay for the Show Boat (1936), the film version of the famed Broadway musical, but her screen treatment was ultimately rejected and Oscar Hammerstein II eventually adapted his own stage script for the film. See more »

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