George S. Kaufman

Playwright, Theater Producer

1889 – 1961

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Who was George S. Kaufman?

George Simon Kaufman was an American playwright, theatre director and producer, humorist, and drama critic. In addition to comedies and political satire, he wrote several musicals, notably for the Marx Brothers. One play and one musical that he wrote won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama: You Can't Take It With You, and Of Thee I Sing. He also won the Tony Award as a Director, for the musical Guys and Dolls.

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Born
Nov 16, 1889
Pittsburgh
Also known as
  • George Simon Kaufman
  • George Kaufman
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Pittsburgh
Lived in
  • Pennsylvania
Died
Jun 2, 1961
New York City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013