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Morrie Ryskind (1895–1985)

Morrie Ryskind was born on October 20, 1895 in New York City, New York, USA as Morris Ryskind. He was a writer, known for A Night at the Opera (1935), My Man Godfrey (1936) and Stage Door (1937). He was married to Mary House. He died on August 24, 1985 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

(1935)
(1936)
Stage Door Writer
(1937)
(1930)

Filmography

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 1992 Brain Donors (screenplay "A Night At the Opera" - suggestion)
 1972 Of Thee I Sing (TV Movie)
 1957 My Man Godfrey (based on the screenplay by)
 1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) (original screenplay - 1 episode)
- Penny Serenade (1955) ... (original screenplay)
 1951 Musical Comedy Time (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Louisiana Purchase (1951) ... (play)
 1946 Heartbeat (adaptation)
 1945 Where Do We Go from Here? (screenplay) / (story)
 1945 It's in the Bag! (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1943 The Meanest Man in the World (uncredited)
 1943 Claudia (adapted for the screen by)
 1941 Louisiana Purchase (play)
 1941 Penny Serenade (screen play)
 1940 His Girl Friday (additional dialogue - uncredited)
 1939 5th Ave Girl (story outline - uncredited)
 1939 Man About Town (screenplay) / (story)
 1938 Room Service (screen play)
 1938 Having Wonderful Time (uncredited)
 1938 There's Always a Woman (contributor to screenplay construction - uncredited)
 1937 Stage Door (screen play)
 1937 Top of the Town (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1936 My Man Godfrey (screen play)
 1936 Ceiling Zero (uncredited)
 1935 A Night at the Opera (screen play)
 1931 Palmy Days (story and dialogue)
 1930 Animal Crackers (based on the musical play by) / (screen play)
 1929 The Cocoanuts (adapted by)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(March 26 to May 30, 1999) George S. Kaufman and he wrote the book for the musical, "Animal Crackers," in The Arena Stage Theatre production at the Fichlander Theater in Washington D.C. Burt Kalmar and Harry Ruby wrote the music and lyrics. Douglas C. Wager was director. See more »

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Personal Quote:

If I was called in to doctor a script, I'd go after the weak spot - and that meant, often, a complete rewrite of several scenes.

Trivia:

Won the 1932 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the musical "Of Thee I Sing" collaborating with George S. Kaufman, Ira Gershwin, and George Gershwin. See more »

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