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Full Name: George S. Kaufman
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(1889-1961) Dramatist, librettist, playwright and journalist. Was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and was a member of the Algonquin Hotel's Round Table. As a drama critic for various New York newspapers he was influential in raising the standards of criticism in the theater. He collaborated on more than 40 plays, many of them tremendously successful, which varied in mood from the rowdy farces of his early days to his later more sophisticated comedies. His collaboration with MARC CONNELLY produced such plays as "Merton of the Movies" (1922) and "Beggar on Horseback" (1924) and was followed by collaborations with RING LARDNER--"June Moon" (1929)--and, with EDNA FERBER, "The Royal Family" (1927), "Dinner at Eight" (1932), and "Stage Door" (1936). In 1932, Kaufman won the Pulitzer Prize for the musical "Of Thee I Sing" (1931), written with Morrie Ryskind, to a score by George Gershwin. Some of his most famous plays were done in collaboration with MOSS HART, notably "Once in a Lifetime" (1930), "Merrily We Roll Along" (1934), "You Can't Take It With You" (1936; Pulitzer Prize), and "The Man Who Came to Dinner" (1939).
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1889 (Unknown) County
Kaufman was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 
1961 (Unknown) County
Kaufman died in New York City. 
1922 (Unknown) County
"Merton of the Movies"
His collaboration with MARC CONNELLY produced such plays as "Merton of the Movies" (1922) and "Beggar on Horseback" (1924) 
1924 (Unknown) County
"Beggar On Horseback"
His collaboration with MARC CONNELLY produced such plays as "Merton of the Movies" (1922) and "Beggar on Horseback" (1924) 
1929 (Unknown) County
"June Moon"
Collaborated with RING LARDNER on "June Moon" (1929). 
1927 (Unknown) County
"The Royal Family"
Collaborated with EDNA FERBER on "The Royal Family" (1927), "Dinner at Eight" (1932), and "Stage Door" (1936).  
1932 (Unknown) County
"Dinner At Eight"
Collaborated with EDNA FERBER on "The Royal Family" (1927), "Dinner at Eight" (1932), and "Stage Door" (1936).  
1936 (Unknown) County
"Stage Door"
Collaborated with EDNA FERBER on "The Royal Family" (1927), "Dinner at Eight" (1932), and "Stage Door" (1936).  
1931 (Unknown) County
"Of Thee I Sing"
In 1932, Kaufman won the Pulitzer Prize for the musical "Of Thee I Sing" (1931), written with Morrie Ryskind, to a score by George Gershwin. 
1930 (Unknown) County
"Once In A Lifetime"
Some of his most famous plays were done in collaboration with MOSS HART, notably "Once in a Lifetime" (1930), "Merrily We Roll Along" (1934), "You Can't Take It With You" (1936; Pulitzer Prize), and "The Man Who Came to Dinner" (1939).  
1934 (Unknown) County
"Merrily We Roll Along"
Some of his most famous plays were done in collaboration with MOSS HART, notably "Once in a Lifetime" (1930), "Merrily We Roll Along" (1934), "You Can't Take It With You" (1936; Pulitzer Prize), and "The Man Who Came to Dinner" (1939).  
1936 (Unknown) County
"You Can't Take It With You"
Some of his most famous plays were done in collaboration with MOSS HART, notably "Once in a Lifetime" (1930), "Merrily We Roll Along" (1934), "You Can't Take It With You" (1936; Pulitzer Prize), and "The Man Who Came to Dinner" (1939).  
1939 (Unknown) County
"The Man Who Came To Dinner"
Some of his most famous plays were done in collaboration with MOSS HART, notably "Once in a Lifetime" (1930), "Merrily We Roll Along" (1934), "You Can't Take It With You" (1936; Pulitzer Prize), and "The Man Who Came to Dinner" (1939).  
? New York County
Kaufman was a member of the Algonquin Hotel's Round Table. 

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