Owen Davis

Playwright, Film writer

1874 – 1956

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Who was Owen Davis?

Owen Gould Davis, Sr. was an American dramatist. He received the 1923 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his 1923 play Icebound, and penned hundreds of plays and scripts for radio and film. Before the First World War, he also wrote racy sketches of New York high jinks and low life for the Police Gazette under the name of 'Ike Swift'. Many of these were set in the Tenderloin, Manhattan. Davis wrote under several other pseudonyms, including 'Martin Hurley', 'Arthur J. Lamb', 'Walter Lawrence', 'John Oliver', and 'Robert Wayne'.

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Born
Jan 29, 1874
Portland
Also known as
  • Owen Davis Sr.
  • Owen Gould Davis Sr.
  • John Oliver
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Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • Maine
  • Bangor
Died
Oct 14, 1956
New York City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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