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George S. Kaufman

George Simon Kaufman (16 November 1889 – 2 June 1961) was an American playwright, theatre director and producer, humorist, and drama critic. In addition to comedies and political satire, he wrote several musicals for the Marx Brothers and others. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the musical Of Thee I Sing (with Morrie Ryskind and Ira Gershwin) in 1932, and won again in 1937 for the play You Can't Take It with You (with Moss Hart). He also won the Tony Award for Best Director in 1951 for the musical Guys and Dolls.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 16th, 1889 (Pittsburgh), Died June 2nd, 1961 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1933

Roles Represented in DAHR: speaker

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor MS-74992 16-in. 1/26/1933 Kaufman and Ryskind George S. Kaufman ; Morrie Ryskind Radio program audition speaker  
Victor MS-74993 16-in. 1/26/1933 Kaufman and Ryskind George S. Kaufman ; Morrie Ryskind Radio program audition speaker  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kaufman, George S.," accessed July 25, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102385.

Kaufman, George S.. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 25, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102385.

"Kaufman, George S.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 25 July 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102385

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