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Marc Connelly (I) (1890–1980)


Marc Connelly, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, is best known as being one of the leading wits of the Algonquin Round Table and for being a collaborator with George S. Kaufman, with whom he wrote many plays, including Merton of the Movies (1947). His Broadway career spanned 65 years, from 1915, when he got his first writing credit on a ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

I Married a Witch
(1942)
Captains Courageous
(1937)
The Green Pastures
(1936)
The Spirit of St. Louis
The Spirit of St. Louis Father Hussman
(1957)

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 1964 Les verts pâturages (TV Movie) (play)
 1959 The Green Pastures (TV Movie) (adaptation) / (play)
 1958 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Green Pastures (1958) ... (writer)
 1957 The Green Pastures (TV Movie) (adaptation) / (play)
 1956 Crowded Paradise (additional scenes)
 1953 The Farmer Takes a Wife (play)
 1951 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- The Wisdom Tooth (1951) ... (play)
 1950 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Wisdom Tooth (1950) ... (story)
 1949 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- The Farmer Takes a Wife (1949) ... (play)
 1947 Merton of the Movies (play)
 1947 Kraft Theatre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Merton of the Movies (1947) ... (play)
 1944 Strange Confession (additional dialogue)
 1943 Cabin in the Sky (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1942 Reunion in France (screenplay)
 1942 I Married a Witch (screen play)
 1941 The Wild Man of Borneo (based on the play by)
 1940 Victory (contributor to screenplay construction - uncredited)
 1940 Dulcy (based on the play by)
 1937 Captains Courageous (screen play)
 1936 The Green Pastures (a fable by)
 1935 The Farmer Takes a Wife (play)
 1934 Elmer and Elsie (story)
 1933 Cradle Song (writer)
 1932 Make Me a Star (play)
 1930 Good Time Kenneth (Short) (story)
 1930 The Guest (Short)
 1930 The Magnate (Short) (story)
 1930 Not So Dumb (play "Dulcy")
 1929 The Suitor (Short) (story)
 1929 The Uncle (Short) (story)
 1929 The Bridegroom (Short) (story)
 1929 The Traveler (Short) (story)
 1929 The Burglar (Short) (story)
 1926 Exit Smiling (story)
 1925 Beggar on Horseback (play)
 1924 Merton of the Movies (play)
 1923 To the Ladies (play)
 1923 Dulcy (play)
 1920 Whispers (story)
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Other Works:

(4/22/77-6/4/77) Stage: Adapted (w/George S. Kaufman) "Merton of the Movies", from Harry Leon Wilson's novel. Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. Cast: Richard Thomas. Burt Shevelove was director. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 5 Articles | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Madeline Hurlock divorced Marc Connelly in order to marry Robert E. Sherwood, prompting her ex-husband to comment: "Madeline [is] the only person I know who married two Pulitzer Prize playwrights."

Trivia:

Was nominated for Broadway's 1959 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Dramatic) for "Tall Story," a performance he recreated in the film version with the same title, Tall Story (1960). See more »

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