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Ruth McKenney (1911–1972)

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  My Sister Eileen (TV Series) (based on stories by - 1 episode, 1960) (comedy - 1 episode, 1960)
- The Photography Mix-Up (1960) ... (based on stories by)
- You Should See My Sister (1960) ... (comedy)
  Alcoa Theatre (TV Series) (stories - 1 episode, 1960) (story - 1 episode, 1960)
- You Should Meet My Sister (1960) ... (stories) / (story)
 1960 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1958 Wonderful Town (TV Movie) (based on the stories by)
 1955 My Sister Eileen (stories)
 1952 Hollywood Opening Night (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Josie (1952)
 1950-1951 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series) (story - 2 episodes)
- Summer Had Better Be Good (1951) ... (story)
- The Loud Red Patrick (1950) ... (story)
 1949 Song of Surrender (story)
 1947 The Trouble with Women (story)
 1946 Margie (based on stories by)
 1944 San Diego I Love You (story)
 1942 My Sister Eileen (stories)

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Other Works:

My Sister Eileen (1940). Comedy. Written by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov, from stories by Ruth McKenney. Dance sequences staged by Paul Seymour. Dance sequences stages by Paul Seymour. Scenic Design by Donald Oenslager. Lighting Design by Al Alloy. Technical Assistant to Mr. Oenslager: Isaac Benesch. Directed by George S. ... See more »

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On truth: Man has no nobler function than to defend the truth.


Her sister was Eileen McKenney, on whom the My Sister Eileen book, movies and television series were based, and which served as the basis for the Broadway musical Wonderful Town, was killed in an automobile accident in El Centro, California as Eileen and husband Nathanael West were returning from a hunting trip on December 22, 1940. They had been married less than six months, and it was before ... See more »

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