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Full Name: George S. Kaufman
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(1889-1961) Dramatist, librettist, playwright and journalist. George S. Kaufman 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, Mr. 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).
Author's Timeline:
1889 (Unknown) County
George Simon Kaufman was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on November 16, 1889. 
1961 New York County
George S. Kaufman died in New York City on June 2, 1961. 
1920 New York County
Kaufman was a member of the Algonquin Hotel's Round Table in the 1920s. 
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
Mr. Kaufman collaborated with Ring Lardner on "June Moon" (1929). 
1927 (Unknown) County
The Royal Family
Mr. Kaufman collaborated with Edna Ferber on "The Royal Family." 
1932 (Unknown) County
Dinner At Eight
Mr. Kaufman collaborated with Edna Ferber on "The Royal Family" (1927), "Dinner at Eight" (1932), and "Stage Door" (1936).  
1936 (Unknown) County
Stage Door
Mr. Kaufman 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, Mr. 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).  
1961 (Unknown) County
George S. Kaufman's remains were cremated and the ashes were scattered. 
1921 (Unknown) County
Dulcy
Play written with Marc Connelly. 
1922 (Unknown) County
To The Ladies
Play written with Marc Connelly. 
1924 (Unknown) County
Minick
(Pub: Samuel French ISBN: )
Mr. Kaufman collaborated with Edna Ferber when writing the play "Minick."  

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