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Robert E. Sherwood (I) (1896–1955)


Robert E. Sherwood, a brilliant multifaceted writer, was born to Arthur Murray and Rosina Emmet Sherwood, educated at the Milton Academy (Massachusetts) and Harvard, and was wounded while serving with the Canadian Black Watch in WWI. His literary career started with jobs as movie critic at Vanity Fair and Life magazines, but he became a full-time ... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1996 The Preacher's Wife (earlier screenplay)
 1976 Abramo Lincoln in Illinois (TV Movie) (play)
 1974 Noche de teatro (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- El puente de Waterloo (1974) ... (play)
 1973 Alta comedia (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1967 A Ponte de Waterloo (TV Series) (play)
 1965 Zi jun bie hou (story)
 1964 Primera fila (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1964 Abe Lincoln in Illinois (TV Movie) (play "Abe Lincoln in Illinois")
 1962 The Leaves of Autumn (play "Waterloo Bridge" - uncredited)
 1959 A Ponte de Waterloo (TV Series) (play "Waterloo Bridge")
 1958 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Reunion in Vienna (1958) ... (play)
 1957 Der versteinerte Wald (TV Movie) (play)
  BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (play - 3 episodes, 1951 - 1957) (playwright - 1 episode, 1957) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1954)
- Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1957) ... (play)
- The Road to Rome (1957) ... (playwright)
- Idiot's Delight (1955) ... (play)
- Tovarich (1954) ... (adaptation)
- The Petrified Forest (1951) ... (play)
  Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series) (1 episode, 1957) (writer - 1 episode, 1954) (play - 1 episode, 1950)
- Diary (1954) ... (writer)
- The Petrified Forest (1950) ... (play)
 1957 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1957 There Shall Be No Night (TV Movie) (writer)
 1956 The Petrified Forest (TV Movie) (play)
 1956 Gaby (play "Waterloo Bridge")
  Producers' Showcase (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes, 1955) (writer - 1 episode, 1954)
- The Petrified Forest (1955) ... (play)
- Reunion in Vienna (1955) ... (play)
- Dateline (1954) ... (writer)
 1955 Jupiter's Darling (play "Road to Rome")
 1953 The Backbone of America (TV Movie)
 1953 Main Street to Broadway (story)
 1953 Man on a Tightrope (screenplay)
 1952 The Real Miss America (Documentary short) (as Robert Sherwood)
 1952 Celanese Theatre (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes)
- The Petrified Forest (1952) ... (play)
- Reunion in Vienna (1952) ... (play)
 1950-1951 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes)
- The Queen's Husband (1951) ... (play)
- Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1950) ... (play)
 1951 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1951) ... (play)
 1951 Musical Comedy Time (TV Series) (book - 1 episode)
- Miss Liberty (1951) ... (book)
 1950 Kraft Theatre (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Queen's Husband (1950) ... (story)
 1947 The Bishop's Wife (screenplay)
 1946 The Queen's Husband (TV Movie)
 1946 The Best Years of Our Lives (screen play)
 1945 Dai'iman fi qalbi (original idea)
 1945 En Magan (based on play: Waterloo Bridge)
 1945 Escape in the Desert (play "The Petrified Forest")
 1945 Abe Lincoln in Illinois (TV Movie) (play "Abe Lincoln in Illinois")
 1940 Waterloo Bridge (play)
 1940 Rebecca (screen play)
 1940 Northwest Passage (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1940 Abe Lincoln in Illinois (by) / (screen play)
 1939 For Auld Lang Syne (Documentary short) (narrative)
 1939 Over the Moon (story - as Robert Sherwood)
 1939 Idiot's Delight (play) / (screenplay)
 1938 Marie Antoinette (uncredited)
 1938 The Adventures of Marco Polo (screen play)
 1938 The Divorce of Lady X (uncredited)
 1937 Tovarich (play - English version)
 1937 Thunder in the City (screenplay)
 1936 The Petrified Forest (play - as Robert Emmet Sherwood)
 1933 Roman Scandals (original story)
 1933 Reunion in Vienna (play)
 1932 Rasputin and the Empress (uncredited)
 1932 Two Kinds of Women (play "This is New York")
 1931 Around the World with Douglas Fairbanks (Documentary) (dialogue)
 1931 The Age for Love (dialogue)
 1931 Waterloo Bridge (from the stage play by)
 1931 The Royal Bed (play "The Queen's Husband")
 1927 The Private Life of Helen of Troy (play "The Road to Rome")
 1927 The Prince of Whales (Short) (titles)
 1926 Barnum Was Right (Short) (titles)
 1926 Red Hot Rails (Short) (titles)
 1926 Oh! What a Nurse! (story)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(11/18/40) Stage: Wrote "There Shall Be No Night," performed at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, OH, with Montgomery Clift, Alfred Lunt, and Lynn Fontanne in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Robert Emmet Sherwood | Robert Sherwood

Height:

6' 8" (2.03 m)

Spouse:

Madeline Hurlock  (his death) | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Through the potent medium of the movies, Broadway's influence is being exerted in every main street in the land, and Broadway's hard-boiled philosophy is rapidly becoming a national religion. See more »

Trivia:

Won the 1936 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the play "Idiot's Delight", the 1939 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the play "Abe Lincoln in Illinois" and the 1941 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the play "There Shall Be No Night". See more »

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