George S. Kaufman

American playwright, theater director and producer (1889–1961) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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George Simon Kaufman (November 16, 1889  June 2, 1961) was an American playwright, theater director and producer, humorist, and drama critic. In addition to comedies and political satire, he wrote several musicals for the Marx Brothers and others. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the musical Of Thee I Sing (with Morrie Ryskind and Ira Gershwin) in 1932, and won again in 1937 for the play You Can't Take It with You (with Moss Hart). He also won the Tony Award for Best Director in 1951 for the musical Guys and Dolls.

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George S. Kaufman
George S. Kaufman in 1928
George S. Kaufman in 1928
BornGeorge Simon Kaufman
(1889-11-16)November 16, 1889
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US
DiedJune 2, 1961(1961-06-02) (aged 71)
New York City, US
  • Playwright
  • theatre director
  • theatre producer/manager
  • theatre performer
  • humorist
  • drama critic
GenreComedy, political satire
Notable worksOf Thee I Sing
You Can't Take It with You
Notable awards
(m. 1917; died 1945)
(m. 1949; div. 1957)