Marc Connelly

Playwright Marc Connelly

Profession: Playwright

United States of America

Biography: Marc Connelly was an American playwright and screenwriter. He was a member of the Algonquin Round Table alongside Dorothy Parker, Harold Ross, and Alexander Woollcott.

Connelly began his career as a journalist, but soon turned to writing plays. His first success was The Green Pastures (1930), for which he won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

His most successful work was pursued as part of a writing partnership with George S. Kaufman, with the two writing several comedies together: Dulcy (1921), To the Ladies (1922), Merton of the Movies (1922), The Deep Tangled Wildwood (1923), and Beggar on Horseback (1924).

Born: December 13, 1890
Birthplace: McKeesport, Pennsylvania, USA

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Died: December 21, 1980 (aged 90)

Historical Events

  • 1921-08-13 Simon Kaufman & Marc Connelly's comedic play "Dulcy" premieres in NYC
  • 1922-02-20 Marc Connelly and George Kaufman's play "To the Ladies" premieres in NYC
  • 1922-11-13 Marc Connelly and George Kaufman's "'49ers" premieres in NYC
  • 1930-02-21 Marc Connelly's play "Green Pastures" premieres in NYC
  • 1930-05-12 Pulitzer prize awarded to Marc Connelly (Green Pastures)

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