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Elmer Rice (I) (1892–1967)

Elmer Rice was born on September 28, 1892 in New York City, New York, USA as Elmer Leopold Reizenstein. He was a writer, known for Holiday Inn (1942), Street Scene (1931) and Counsellor-at-Law (1933). He was married to Barbara Marshall, Betty Field and Hazel Levy. He died on May 8, 1967 in Southampton, Hampshire, England. See full bio »

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Known For

Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn Writer
(1942)
Street Scene
Street Scene Writer
(1931)
Counsellor-at-Law
(1933)
Rent Free
Rent Free Writer
(1922)

Filmography

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 1994 Street Scene (TV Movie) (book) / (play)
 1979 Live from Lincoln Center (TV Series) (book - 1 episode)
- New York City Opera: Street Scene (1979) ... (book)
 1969 The Adding Machine (play "The Adding Machine")
 1961 Der Strafverteidiger (TV Movie) (play)
 1961 Die große Reise (TV Movie)
 1961 Die Spur der Leidenschaft (TV Movie) (play)
 1961 Ruf zur Leidenschaft (TV Movie) (play)
 1960 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Dream Girl (1960) ... (play)
 1960 Play of the Week (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- The Grand Tour (1960) ... (play)
 1960 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
 1951-1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (play - 3 episodes)
- Street Scene (1959) ... (play)
- Counsellor at Law (1957) ... (play)
- Counsellor at Law (I) (1951) ... (play)
 1956-1959 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes)
- The Winner (1959) ... (play)
- The Adding Machine (1956) ... (play)
 1958 Die Beklagte (TV Movie) (play "The Winner")
 1956 Max Liebman Spectaculars (TV Series) (play "The Grand Tour" - 1 episode)
- Holiday (1956) ... (play "The Grand Tour")
 1956 Das träumende Mädchen (TV Movie) (novel)
 1955 Dream Girl (TV Movie) (play "Dream Girl")
 1954 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Grand Tour (1954) ... (story)
 1951-1952 Celanese Theatre (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes)
- Street Scene (1952) ... (play)
- Counsellor-at-Law (1951) ... (play)
 1949 Counsellor at Law (TV Movie) (play "Counsellor-at-Law")
 1948 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes)
- Street Scene (1948) ... (play)
- Counsellor-at-Law (1948) ... (play)
 1948 Dream Girl (play)
 1948 The Adding Machine (TV Movie) (play - as Elmer L. Rice)
 1942 Holiday Inn (adaptation)
 1939 On Trial (from the play by - as Elmer L. Rice)
 1938 Who Killed Cock Robin? (TV Movie)
 1933 Counsellor-at-Law (play "Counsellor-at-Law") / (screenplay)
 1931 Street Scene (adaptation) / (play)
 1930 Oh, Sailor Behave! (play "See Naples and Die")
 1928 On Trial (play)
 1924 It Is the Law (play)
 1922 For the Defense (play)
 1922 Rent Free (writer)
 1917 On Trial (play)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Co-produced "Look After Lulu" on Broadway. Comedy. Written by Noël Coward. Based on "Occupe-toi d'Amelie" by Georges Feydeau. Scenic Costume Design by Cecil Beaton. Lighting Design by Raymond Sovey. Hair Design by Ernest Adler. Directed by Cyril Ritchard. Henry Miller's Theatre: 3 Mar 1959-4 Apr 1959 (39 performances). Cast: ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Elmer L. Rice
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Trivia:

Much filmed Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright. A former legal student, he hit the big time with his first play "On Trial", which made him $100,000. He is best known, however, for the satirical "The Adding Machine" (which he wrote in seventeen days) and the urban chronicle "Street Scene". See more »

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