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S.N. Behrman (1893–1973)

Playwright, screenwriter, essayist, raconteur and consummate wit, Samuel Nathaniel Behrman became known as Broadway's pre-eminent author of sophisticated high comedy. Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, the son of a devout Jewish grocer, he grew up in fairly impoverished circumstances. He attended Clark College from 1912, but was suspended two years... See full bio »

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(1958)
Quo Vadis Writer
(1951)
The Pirate Writer
(1948)

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 1961 Fanny (play)
 1959 Ben-Hur (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1959 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- No Time for Comedy (1959) ... (play)
 1958 Me and the Colonel (play: American version) / (screenplay)
  BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes, 1954 - 1957) (playwright - 1 episode, 1958)
- Biography (1958) ... (playwright)
- The Second Man (1957) ... (play)
- No Time for Comedy (1954) ... (play)
 1958 Television World Theatre (TV Series) (english adaptation - 1 episode)
- Amphitryon 38 (1958) ... (english adaptation)
 1957 Matinee Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- No Time for Comedy (1957) ... (writer)
 1956 Fanny (TV Movie) (play)
 1956 Gaby (earlier screenplay)
 1951-1952 Celanese Theatre (TV Series) (story - 2 episodes)
- Brief Moment (1952) ... (story)
- No Time for Comedy (1951) ... (story)
 1951 Quo Vadis (screen play)
 1950 The Prudential Family Playhouse (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Biography (1950) ... (play)
 1948 Kraft Theatre (TV Series) (playwright - 1 episode)
- Biography (1948) ... (playwright)
 1948 The Pirate (play)
 1941 Two-Faced Woman (original screenplay)
 1940 No Time for Comedy (from the stage play by)
 1940 Waterloo Bridge (screen play)
 1939 Love Affair (contributor to screenplay - uncredited)
 1938 The Cowboy and the Lady (screen play)
 1937 Conquest
 1937 Parnell (screen play)
 1935 A Tale of Two Cities (screen play)
 1935 Anna Karenina (dialogue adaptation)
 1935 Lottery Lover (contributor to screenplay construction - uncredited)
 1935 Biography of a Bachelor Girl (play "Biography")
 1934 The Scarlet Pimpernel (scenario, continuity & dialogue - as Sam Bermann)
 1933 Queen Christina (dialogue)
 1933 My Lips Betray (dialogue)
 1933 Brief Moment (play)
 1933 Hallelujah I'm a Bum (adaptation)
 1932 Tess of the Storm Country (screenplay)
 1931 Surrender
 1931 The Brat
 1931 Daddy Long Legs (additional dialogue)
 1931 The Man Who Came Back (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1930 Lightnin' (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1930 Liliom (screenplay and dialogue)
 1930 The Sea Wolf (dialogue)
 1930 He Knew Women (play "The Second Man")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(1978-1979 season) His play, "Biography," was performed at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut. William Francisco was director. Steven Rubin was set designer. Bill Walker was costume designer. Judy Rasmuson was lighting designer. Terrence Sherman was composer. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Print Biographies | 6 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sam Bermann

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on the Gershwin brothers] If George was streamlined and propulsive, Ira was reserved and scholarly. He was gently humorous. One sensed in Ira, even at the very center of involvement, a well of detachment. George gave you everything at once; he was boyish, with an extraordinarily sweet character. He wanted his listeners to participate in the excitement of his own development.

Trivia:

Stepfather of Barbara Gelb.

Nickname:

Sam

Star Sign:

Gemini

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