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Maxwell Anderson

Maxwell Anderson

  • Ben-Hur (1959) April 18 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • We Live Again (1934) May 13 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • Wrong Man, The (1956) June 22 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • All Quiet On The Western Front (1930) July 11 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
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Also Known As: Died: February 28, 1959
Born: December 15, 1888 Cause of Death: stroke
Birth Place: Atlantic, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: Writer ...
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1911:
Worked as a high school English teacher and did editorial work for San Francisco newspapers
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Became a newspaper journalist in New York; wrote for the <i>New York World</i>
1923:
Wrote first play, "The White Desert"
1926:
His play "What Price Glory?" (written with Laurence Stallings) was filmed
1930:
Contributed dialogue to the award-winning anti-war film "All Quiet on the Western Front"
1932:
Adapted "Rain" for the movies
1933:
Received Pulitzer Prize for his verse drama "Both Your Houses"
1934:
Co-wrote the film adaptation of "Death Takes a Holiday"
1935:
Penned the award-winning "Winterset"
1936:
Enjoyed stage success with "High Tor"
1938:
Co-founded The Playwright's Company which produced many of his subsequent plays
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Wrote librettos for Kurt Weill musicals: "Knickerbocker Holiday" (1938) and "Lost in the Stars" (1949)
1939:
Wrote the stage play "Key Largo"
1946:
Penned "Joan of Lorraine"
1954:
Enjoyed stage success with "The Bad Seed"; play filmed in 1956
1959:
Reportedly did uncredited work on the screenplay for the Oscar-winning "Ben-Hur"

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