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Full Name: Morrie Ryskind
Biography:
(1895-1985) Lyricist, librettist, screenwriter. Morrie Ryskind was born in New York City and died in Washington, District of Columbia.
Author's Timeline:
1895 Kings County
Morrie Ryskind was born in Brooklyn, New York, on October 20, 1895. 
1985 (Unknown) County
Morrie Ryskind died in Washington, District of Columbia, on August 24, 1985. 
1936 (Unknown) County
My Man Godfrey
Mr. Ryskind wrote the screenplay for the comedy film, "My Man Godfrey," for which he was nominated for and Academy Award. 
1917 New York County
Mr. Ryskind attended Columbia University's School of Journalism until shortly before he was to graduate in 1917, when he was expelled. 
1933 (Unknown) County
Of Thee I Sing
Mr. Ryskind received a Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the musical "Of Thee I Sing," written in collaboration with composer George Gershwin. 
1928 (Unknown) County
Animal Crackers
Mr. Ryskind wrote the book in collaboration with George S. Kaufman for the musical "Animal Crackers." 
1935 (Unknown) County
A Night At The Opera
Mr. Ryskind collaborated with George S. Kaufman on the screenplay for the comedy film, "A Night At The Opera." 
1925 (Unknown) County
The Cocoanuts
Mr. Ryskind collaborated with George S. Kaufman on the book for the musical, "The Cocoanuts." 
1927 (Unknown) County
Strike Up The Band
Mr. Ryskind wrote the book for the musical, "Strike Up The Band." 
1933 (Unknown) County
Let'em Eat Cake
Mr. Ryskind collaborated with George S. Kaufman on the book for the musical, "Let'em Eat Cake." 
1921 (Unknown) County
Unaccustomed As I Am
(Pub: A. A. Knopf ISBN: )
Mr. Ryskind wrote the book of light verse, "Unaccustomed As I Am." 
1937 (Unknown) County
Stage Door
Mr. Ryskind collaborated with Anthony Veiller on the screenplay for the film, "Stage Door" which was based on the play by the same name by Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman. Mr. Ryskind and Mr. Veiller were nominated for an Academy Award for the screenplay. 
1941 (Unknown) County
Penny Seranade
Mr. Ryskind wrote the screenplay for the film melodrama, "Penny Seranade" based on a story of the same name by Martha Cheavens. 

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