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John O'Hara (II) (1905–1970)

Prolific American author of the mid-twentieth century. Born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, he later used the town, under the fictitious name of Gibbsville, as the setting for many of his novels and short stories. Among his books adapted for films are "From the Terrace," "A Rage to Live," "Ten North Frederick," "Pal Joey," and "Butterfield 8." Other ... See full bio »

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Pal Joey Writer
(1957)
Moontide Writer
(1942)
(1948)

Filmography

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 1987 Great Performances (TV Series) (based on a story by - 1 episode)
- Tales from the Hollywood Hills: Natica Jackson (1987) ... (based on a story by)
  Gibbsville (TV Series) (stories - 12 episodes, 1976 - 1977) (writer - 1 episode, 1977)
- The Price of Everything (1977) ... (writer)
- The Grand Gesture (1977) ... (stories)
- Manhood (1977) ... (stories)
- In the Silence (1977) ... (stories)
- Chautauqua, Chautauqua, Chautauqua (1977) ... (stories)
 1975 The Turning Point of Jim Malloy (TV Movie) (stories The Doctor's Son)
 1965 A Rage to Live (novel)
 1965 Doppelspiel (TV Movie) (play)
 1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series) (based on the story by - 1 episode)
- It's Mental Work (1963) ... (based on the story by)
 1963 Das große Vorbild (TV Movie) (play)
 1962 Liebling - Ich muß Dich erschießen (play "Double Cross")
 1960 BUtterfield 8 (novel "Butterfield 8")
 1960 From the Terrace (novel)
 1958 Ten North Frederick (novel)
 1957 Pal Joey (from the musical play book by)
  Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series) (book "Appointment in Samarra" - 1 episode, 1953) (novel - 1 episode, 1952)
- Appointment in Samarra (1953) ... (book "Appointment in Samarra")
- The Farmer's Hotel (1952) ... (novel)
 1948 On Our Merry Way (James Stewart-Henry Fonda material by)
 1942 Moontide (screen play)
 1940 I Was an Adventuress (screen play)
 1940 He Married His Wife (screen play)
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 1936 The General Died at Dawn
Newspaper Reporter on Train
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Other Works:

(1982-1983 season) He wrote the book for the musical, "Pal Joey," at the Long Wharf Theatre (Mainstage) in New Haven, Connecticut. Richard Rodgers was composer. Lorenz Hart was lyricist. Kenneth Frankel was director. John Conklin was set designer. Robert Wojewodski was costume designer. Judy Rasmuson was lighting designer. Tom ... See more »

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Personal Quote:

On the death of his close friend, George Gershwin: "George Gershwin died yesterday, but I don't have to believe it if I don't want to." See more »

Trivia:

John Updike grouped him with Anton Chekhov in a C-Span interview. Fran Leibowitz called him "the real Scott Fitzgerald.". See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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