Kaufman, George Simon

(1889–1961)
   US playwright. His superb knowledge of stagecraft and acute sense of comedy dialogue made Pittsburg- born Kaufman sought after as a collaborator by other distinguished American playwrights, notably Moss HART and Edna FERBER. He was connected as co- writer, and sometimes as director, with over thirty stage and screen hits, including Animal Crackers (MARX BROTHERS) (1928), The Band Wagon (1931), Of Thee I Sing (Pulitzer Prize 1932), Dinner at Eight (1932.) and The Solid Gold Cadillac (1954).

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  • KAUFMAN, GEORGE SIMON — (1889–1961), U.S. playwright and stage director. Born in Pittsburgh, Kaufman began his career as a journalist, but in 1918 turned to writing for the stage. His name is linked with over 30 hits, almost all his plays having been written in… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Kaufman,George Simon — Kauf·man (kôfʹmən), George Simon. 1889 1961. American playwright noted for many collaborations, including Dinner at Eight (1932) with Edna Ferber and You Can t Take It with You (1936) with Moss Hart. * * * …   Universalium

  • George Simon Kaufman — (meist George S. Kaufman; * 16. November 1889 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; † 2. Juni 1961 in New York City) war ein US amerikanischer Bühnen und Drehbuchautor …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Kaufman, George S. — (1889 1961)    George Simon Kaufman was born in Pittsburgh and worked for newspapers in Washington, D.C., and New York before teaming with playwright Marc Connelly. Their first play, Dulcy (1921), was a hit and made a star of Lynn Fontanne.… …   The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater

  • George Simon Kaufman — noun United States playwright who collaborated with many other writers including Moss Hart (1889 1961) • Syn: ↑Kaufman, ↑George S. Kaufman • Instance Hypernyms: ↑dramatist, ↑playwright …   Useful english dictionary

  • George Simon Kaufman — n. (1889 1961) U.S. playwright …   English contemporary dictionary

  • George S. Kaufman — George Simon Kaufman George Simon Kaufman (meist George S. Kaufman; * 16. November 1889 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; † 2. Juni 1961 in New York City) war ein US amerikanischer Bühnen und Drehbuchautor …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Kaufman — /kawf meuhn/, n. George S(imon), 1889 1961, U.S. dramatist. * * * (as used in expressions) Ida Kaufman Ada Kaufman Kaufman George Simon * * * …   Universalium

  • George S. Kaufman — noun United States playwright who collaborated with many other writers including Moss Hart (1889 1961) • Syn: ↑Kaufman, ↑George Simon Kaufman • Instance Hypernyms: ↑dramatist, ↑playwright …   Useful english dictionary

  • Kaufman — noun United States playwright who collaborated with many other writers including Moss Hart (1889 1961) • Syn: ↑George S. Kaufman, ↑George Simon Kaufman • Instance Hypernyms: ↑dramatist, ↑playwright …   Useful english dictionary

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