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Alexander Woollcott (1887–1943)

Alexander Woollcott was born on January 19, 1887 in Phalanx, New Jersey, USA as Alexander Humphreys Woollcott. He was a writer and actor, known for The Dark Tower (1943), The Man with Two Faces (1934) and Bobbed Hair (1925). He died on January 23, 1943 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Bobbed Hair Writer


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 1977 Three Piece Suite (TV Series) (adapted from a story by: Entrance Fee - 1 episode)
- Bitter Suite/Entrance Fee/Public Lives (1977) ... (adapted from a story by: Entrance Fee)
  TV Reader's Digest (TV Series) (based upon an article by - 1 episode, 1955) (story - 1 episode, 1955)
- The Archer-Shee Case (1955) ... (based upon an article by)
- Dear Friends and Gentle Hearts (1955) ... (story)
 1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Into Thin Air (1955) ... (story - uncredited)
 1950 Kraft Theatre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- The Dark Tower (1950) ... (play)
 1943 The Dark Tower (based on the play by - as Alexander Woolcott)
 1939 Five Times Five (Documentary short) (commentary)
 1934 The Man with Two Faces (based on play: "The Dark Tower" by)
 1925 Bobbed Hair (story)
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 1941 Babes on Broadway
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 1935 The Scoundrel
Vanderveer Veyden
 1934 Gift of Gab
Alexander Woollcott
 1934 Mr. W's Little Game (Short)
Mr. W
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 1925 The Gold Rush (dedicatee - 1942 version)
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 1939 Five Times Five (Documentary short)
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 2000 The Man Who Came to Dinner (TV Movie)
 1987 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
 1961 The Twentieth Century (TV Series documentary)
- New York in the Twenties (1961) ... Self

Personal Details

Other Works:

Book: "The Dark Tower: A Melodrama" (with George S. Kaufman). New York: Random House See more »

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6 Print Biographies | 8 Portrayals | See more »

Alternate Names:

Alexander Woolcott

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[on the Gershwin brothers] Care must be taken to see that all the wreaths addressed to [George] do not go to the composer, for it is his elder brother Ira who writes the lyrics which helped George Gershwin's tunes in their journey across the land. See more »


Theatre critic for the New York Times. See more »

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