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Also Known As: Died: August 24, 1985
Born: October 20, 1895 Cause of Death: apparent stroke
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: Writer ... screenwriter playwright
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Collaborated with George S. Kaufman on several Broadway hits including the Marx Brothers vehicle "Coconuts" (1925) and 1932's Pulitzer Prize-winning "Of Thee I Sing" (with Ira Gershwin). A former socialist, he testified before the House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1947 and later became an extreme rightist and member of the John Birch Society.

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