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George Kelly (I) (1887–1974)

American playwright George Edward Kelly was born in Philadelphia, PA, in 1887. He came from a wealthy and socially prominent "mainline" family--his brother was actor Walter C. Kelly and his niece was Grace Kelly--and was educated in exclusive private schools. In 1911 he followed his brother onto the stage, That lasted about five years, after which... See full bio »

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Known For

Old Hutch Writer
The Show-Off Writer
The Show-Off Writer


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 1976 The Fatal Weakness (TV Movie) (play)
 1958 Matinee Theatre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Daisy Mayme (1958) ... (play)
 1957 Craig's Wife (TV Movie) (play)
 1956 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Reflected Glory (1956) ... (play)
 1956 Shower of Stars (TV Series) (based on an one-act play by - 1 episode)
- The Flattering World (1956) ... (based on an one-act play by)
 1955 Star Tonight (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Finder's Keepers (1955) ... (play)
 1955 The Best of Broadway (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- The Show-Off (1955) ... (play)
  Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode, 1954) (writer - 1 episode, 1952)
- Craig's Wife (1954) ... (play)
- The Lesson (1952) ... (writer)
 1954 Ponds Theater (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Philip Goes Forth (1954) ... (play)
 1952-1954 Broadway Television Theatre (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes)
- Reflected Glory (1954) ... (play)
- Craig's Wife (1952) ... (play)
  Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode, 1951) (play - 1 episode, 1952)
- Daisy Mayme (1952) ... (play)
 1952 Kraft Theatre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Philip Goes Forth (1952) ... (play)
 1950 Harriet Craig (play "Craig's Wife")
 1948 Studio One (TV Series) (play "The Show-Off")
 1946 The Show-Off (play)
 1946 NBC Television Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1939 Too Busy to Work (play "The Torchbearers")
 1939 The Torchbearers (TV Movie)
 1936 Craig's Wife (play)
 1936 Old Hutch (screenplay)
 1935 Doubting Thomas (play "The Torch Bearers")
 1934 The Show-Off (play)
 1931 Susan Lenox (Her Fall and Rise) (uncredited)
 1930 Men Are Like That (play "The Show-Off")
 1930 Poor Aubrey (Short) (play)
 1929 Finders Keepers (Short) (written by)
 1929 The Flattering Word (Short) (story)
 1928 Craig's Wife (play - as George Edward Kelly)
 1926 The Show-Off (from the comedy by)

Personal Details

Other Works:

(1996-97 season) Stage: Wrote "The Show-Off," performed at the Long Wharf Theatre (Mainstage) in New Haven, CT. Arvin Brown was director. Michael Yeargan was set designer. David Murin was costume designer. Mark Stanley was lighting designer. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

George E. Kelly | George Edward Kelly

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I don't care to what devastation my work is subjected, but I do dislike any publicity concerning myself.


Author of satirical plays on Broadway, a former vaudevillian. See more »

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