Moss Hart


Playwright

About

Birth Place
Bronx, New York, USA
Born
October 24, 1904
Died
December 20, 1961
Cause of Death
Heart Attack

Biography

Playwright, often in collaboration with George S. Kaufman, whose work was frequently translated to the screen. Hart's autobiography, "Act One," was adapted for film in 1963. Married to actress/singer Kitty Carlisle....

Family & Companions

Kitty Carlisle
Wife
Actor, singer.

Bibliography

"Dazzler"
Steven Bach, Alfred A. Knopf (2001)
"Act One"
Moss Hart

Biography

Playwright, often in collaboration with George S. Kaufman, whose work was frequently translated to the screen. Hart's autobiography, "Act One," was adapted for film in 1963. Married to actress/singer Kitty Carlisle.

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Gentleman's Agreement (1948) - I Think Sometimes For Myself Crossing Grand Army Plaza alongside the Plaza hotel, New Yorker director Elia “Gadge” Kazan introduces leading man Gregory Peck and Dean Stockwell his son, then visiting Atlas at Rockefeller Plaza, meeting Ann Revere as his mom, and visiting the heady confines of fictional Smith’s Weekly, opening the Best Picture-winning Gentleman’s Agreement, 1948.
Gentleman's Agreement (1948) -- I'm Jewish Myself Magazine writer Phil (Gregory Peck), new on the staff at prominent Smith's Weekly, now telling everyone he's Jewish for his anti-Semitism story, has a first talk with his secretary (June Havoc), then with the doctor (Nicholas Joy) treating his mother, in Gentleman's Agreement, 1948.
Gentleman's Agreement (1948) -- I Don't Care About The Jews Much talked about but just introduced Dave (John Garfield), a lifelong Jewish pal of writer Phil (Gregory Peck), now in New York after a tour abroad, hears about his friend's unorthodox approach to his assignment, Anne Revere the mom, in Gentleman's Agreement, 1948.
Star is Born, A (1954) - Your Face Is Just Dandy At first failing to recognize her in studio make-up, Norman (James Mason) takes over the preparations for Esther (Judy Garland) before her screen test, an intimate scene from George Cukor's A Star Is Born, 1954.
Hans Christian Andersen (1952) - The King's New Clothes The original tale by the titular hero is in fact the "Emperor's" new clothes, but the tune by Frank Loesser is about a king, delivered by the famous 19th century Danish author as played by Danny Kaye, early in Samuel Goldwyn's Hans Christian Andersen, 1952.
Hans Christian Andersen (1952) - Ugly Duckling Mocked by his peers because the doctor's shaved his head, young Lars (Peter Votrian) is the lucky recipient of a tale from local (Danish) storyteller Hans (Danny Kaye), another Frank Loesser original written for Samuel Goldwyn's film, Hand Christian Andersen, 1952.
Broadway Melody Of 1936 (1935) - Got A Feelin' You're Foolin' Broadway news hounds Jack Benny and Sid Silvers spying, Robert Taylor as a young producer tries his luck crooning to wealthy widow June Knight, Nick Long Jr. taking over as her dance partner, tune by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed, high-tech number in MGM's Broadway Melody Of 1936, 1935.
Broadway Melody Of 1936 (1935) - Sing Before Breakfast The second piece of maybe the best bit in the movie, hoofers and new neighbors Ted and Sally (Buddy and sister Vilma Ebsen) with Broadway hopeful Irene (Eleanor Powell), reprising the song by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed, in MGM's Broadway Melody Of 1936, 1935.
Act One (1963) - Indications Of Further Nervousness Writer, producer and director Dore Schary enjoying an extended piece of context-setting via radio news, introducing George Hamilton as his central character, will-be playwright Moss Hart, in the 1963 bio-pic based on Hart’s memoir, Act One.
Act One (1963) - Satire Is A Disciplined Form Made to wait for days, to see Broadway producer Warren Stone (Eli Wallach), who has agreed to read his comedy, Moss Hart (George Hamilton) finally gets in, and gets more than he wants, in 1929 New York, in Dore Schary’s film from Hart’s memoir, Act One, 1963.
Man Who Came To Dinner, The (1942) - A Lot Of Itinerant Firemen! Caustic radio celebrity Sheridan Whiteside (Monty Woolley) and aide Maggie (Bette Davis) receive local newsman Bert Jefferson (Richard Travis) and paroled convicts in The Man Who Came To Dinner, 1942.
Man Who Came To Dinner, The (1942) - Opening, Midwestern Barbarians Opening credits and introduction of Bette Davis (as Maggie Cutler) and Monty Woolley (as the title character, Sheridan Whiteside), Billie Burke and Grant Mitchell their small-town hosts, from The Man Who Came to Dinner, from the Kaufman and Hart play.

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Family

Cathy Hart
Daughter
Christopher Hart
Son

Companions

Kitty Carlisle
Wife
Actor, singer.

Bibliography

"Dazzler"
Steven Bach, Alfred A. Knopf (2001)
"Act One"
Moss Hart