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Sinclair Lewis (1885–1951)


Sinclair Lewis, the first American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, was a colossus of American letters in the first half of the last century. Arguably, he is the first major "modern" writer of the 20th century, as there is American literature before "Main Street" (1920) and after that seminal novel, which revolutionized writing in the US. ... See full bio »

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(age 65) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Elmer Gantry Writer
(1960)
Mantrap Writer
(1926)
Untamed Writer
(1940)
Main Street Writer

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 1997 Arrowsmith (TV Mini Series) (novel - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1997) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... (novel)
 1960 Elmer Gantry (from the novel by)
 1960 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Arrowsmith (1960) ... (novel)
 1958 Majestät auf Abwegen (novel "Let's Play King")
 1956 Producers' Showcase (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Dodsworth (1956) ... (novel)
 1956 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- A Letter from the Queen (1956) ... (story)
 1955 Matinee Theatre (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Arrowsmith (1955) ... (story)
 1955 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series) (original story - 1 episode)
- Jiminy Cricket Presents Bongo (1955) ... (original story)
 1954 Ponds Theater (TV Series) (story - 2 episodes)
- Dodsworth (1954) ... (story)
- Arrowsmith (1954) ... (story)
 1953 Medallion Theatre (TV Series) (novel: Arrowsmith - 1 episode)
- The Decision at Arrowsmith (1953) ... (novel: Arrowsmith)
 1952 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- World So Wide (1952) ... (story)
 1951 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series) (story - 2 episodes)
- The Ghost Patrol (1951) ... (story)
- The Ghost Patrol (1951) ... (story)
 1950 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Bethel Merriday (1950) ... (play)
 1950 The Prudential Family Playhouse (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Dodsworth (1950) ... (novel)
 1950 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Arrowsmith (1950) ... (novel)
 1950 The Philco Television Playhouse (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Bethel Merriday (1950) ... (story)
 1948 Love of a Clown - Pagliacci (foreword)
 1947 Cass Timberlane (novel "Cass Timberlane")
 1947 Bongo (Short) (based on an original story) / (story)
 1947 Fun and Fancy Free (from an original story by)
 1944 This Is the Life (play: Agatha is 22)
 1940 Untamed (novel "Mantrap")
 1936 Dodsworth (novel)
 1936 I Married a Doctor (novel "Main Street")
 1934 Babbitt (novel)
 1933 Ann Vickers (novel)
 1931 Arrowsmith (based upon the novel by)
 1931 Newly Rich (story "Let's Play King")
 1926 Mantrap (from the 'Collier's Weekly' serial and the novel by)
 1924 Babbitt (novel)
 1923 Main Street (novel)
 1923 The Ghost Patrol (short story)
 1922 Free Air (novel)
 1919 The Unpainted Woman (story)
 1916 Nature Incorporated (Short) (story)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(9/2/49) Stage: Appeared in Eugene O'Neill's play, "Ah, Wilderness!," at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, ME. See more »

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6 Print Biographies | 4 Articles | See more »

Spouse:

Dorothy Thompson  (divorced)  (1 child) | See more »
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Trivia:

Father (with journalist Dorothy Thompson) of Michael Lewis. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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