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Marc Connelly

AKA Marcus Cook Connelly

Born: 13-Dec-1890
Birthplace: McKeesport, PA
Died: 21-Dec-1980
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Agnostic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Playwright

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Green Pastures

Marc Connelly was an author of popular early 20th century plays, mostly musical comedies, including Broadway hits The Farmer Takes a Wife with Henry Fonda and the all-black Biblical show The Green Pastures with Ossie Davis, for which Connelly won the Pulitzer Prize. Also a drama critic, stage director, and actor, he played the stage manager in the original Broadway production of Our Town, and he was a frequent participant in the "Algonquin Round Table" lunches at New York's Algonquin Hotel. He was married to silent screen starlet Madeline Hurlock, who left him to marry Robert E. Sherwood.

Father: Patrick Joseph Connelly (actor and hotelier)
Mother: Mabel Louise Cook Connelly (actress)
Wife: Madeline Hurlock (actress, b. 1899, m. 1930, div. 1935, d. 1989)

    High School: Trinity High School, Washington, PA

    Pulitzer Prize for Drama 1930 for The Green Pastures
    Dutch Treat Club (1920-80)
    Algonquin Round Table

    The Green Pastures (16-Jul-1936)

    Tall Story (6-Apr-1960) · Charles Osman
    The Spirit of St. Louis (20-Apr-1957) · Fr. Hussman

Author of books:
A Souvenir from Qam (1965, novel)
Voices Offstage (1968, autobiography)

Wrote plays:
The Amber Express (1916)
Dulcy (1921, with George S. Kaufman)
To the Ladies (1922, with Kaufman)
The '49ers (1922)
West of Pittsburgh (1922, with Kaufman)
Merton of the Movies (1922, with Kaufman)
Helen of Troy, New York (1923)
The Deep Tangled Wildwood (1923)
Beggar on Horseback (1924, with Kaufman)
Be Yourself (1924)
The Wisdom Tooth (1926)
The Wild Man of Borneo (1927)
The Green Pastures (1930)
The Farmer Takes A Wife (1934)
Everywhere I Roam (1938, with Arnold Sundgaard)
The Flowers of Virtue (1942)
A Story for Strangers (1948)
Hunter's Moon (1958)
The Stitch in Time (1980)

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