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Also Known As: Died: January 29, 1984
Born: December 21, 1890 Cause of Death: lung cancer
Birth Place: Belleville, New Jersey, USA Profession: screenwriter, playwright, actor

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With husband Albert Hackett, wrote several Hollywood classics including "It's a Wonderful Life" (1946), in collaboration with director Frank Capra.

With husband Albert Hackett, wrote several Hollywood classics including "It's a Wonderful Life" (1946), in collaboration with director Frank Capra.

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1913:
Made stage acting debut in Massachusetts
1916:
Broadway acting debut, "Come Out of the Kitchen"
1930:
First collaboration with Albert Hackett, "Up Pops the Devil"
1931:
Feature debut, "Up Pops the Devil", based on her play
1933:
First screenplay, also first collaboration with W.S. Van Dyke, "Penthouse"
1946:
Wrote screenplay for Frank Capra's, "It's a Wonderful Life"
1948:
First collaboration with Vincente Minnelli, "The Pirate"
1962:
Final feature, "Five Finger Exercise"
1980:
Only TV credit, "The Diary of Anne Frank", wrote screenplay based on her stage play
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Education

Passaic Collegiate High School: Passaic , New Jersey -
Vassar College: Poughkeepsie , New York - 1912
New School of Social Work: New York , New York - 1912 - 1913

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husband:
Robert Ames. Actor. Married in 1917; divorced in 1923.
husband:
Hendrik Willem Van Loon. Writer, historian. Married in 1927; divorced in 1930.
husband:
Albert Hackett. Screenwriter, playwright. Met in 1927 when both were company members of an acting troupe in Denver, Colorado; married in 1931.

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"The Real Nick and Nora: Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, Writers of Stage and Screen" Southern Illinois University Press

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