Connelly, Marc

Connelly, Marc
   Born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, Marcus Cook Connelly had a long and distinguished career as a playwright, occasional actor, producer, and director, which began with amateur theatricals in his hometown. His first Broadway contribution was as librettist and lyricist of a failed musical, The Amber Princess (1916), but his career truly began when he agreed to collaborate with George S. Kaufman. Their fruitful partnership began with the acidic comedy Dulcy (1921), which made a star of Lynn Fontanne, and included the comedy To the Ladies (1922), the short-lived musical The '49ers (1922), the long-running hit satire of Hollywood called Merton of the Movies (1922), the musical Helen of Troy, New York (1923), the failed The Deep Tangled Wildwood (1923), and the expressionist farce Beggar on Horseback (1924). The last was a long-running success, followed by the musical Be Yourself (1924), which marked the end of the Connelly-Kaufman collaboration.
   On his own, Connelly wrote The Wisdom Tooth (1926), which ran a season. He collaborated with Herman Mankiewicz on The Wild Man of Borneo (1927). Working solo again, Connelly won a Pulitzer Prize for The Green Pastures* (1930), which he also directed, a long-running adaptation of Roark Bradford's folk tales of African American life.

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  • Connelly, Marc — ▪ American playwright byname of  Marcus Cook Connelly   born Dec. 13, 1890, McKeesport, Pa., U.S. died Dec. 21, 1980, New York City       American playwright, journalist, teacher, actor, and director, best known for Green Pastures (a folk version …   Universalium

  • Connelly, Marc —  (1890–1980) American playwright. Full name: Marcus Cook Connelly …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Connelly, Marc —    см. Коннелли, Марк …   Писатели США. Краткие творческие биографии

  • Connelly, Marc(us Cook) — born Dec. 13, 1890, McKeesport, Pa., U.S. died Dec. 21, 1980, New York, N.Y. U.S. playwright, screenwriter, and director. He covered theatrical news as a journalist in Pittsburgh and New York City. He collaborated with George S. Kaufman on the… …   Universalium

  • Connelly, Marc(us Cook) — (13 dic. 1890, McKeesport, Pa., EE.UU.–21 dic. 1980, Nueva York, N.Y.). Dramaturgo, guionista y director estadounidense. Como periodista cubrió noticias de teatro en Pittsburgh y Nueva York. Colaboró con George S. Kaufman en la obra Dulcy (1921) …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Marc Connelly — Fotografiado por Carl Van Vechten en 1937 Nombre real Marcus Cook Connelly Nacimiento 13 de diciembre de 1890 …   Wikipedia Español

  • Marc Connelly — This article is about the American playwright. For the British historian, see Mark Connelly. Marc Connelly photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1937 Born Marcus Cook Connelly 12 Decemb …   Wikipedia

  • Connelly (surname) — Connelly is an anglicised form of the Gaelic Irish surname Ó Conghalaigh. Following is a list of notable people with the surname Connelly: A. Scott Connelly, owner of Met Rx, Inc. Al Connelly, guitarist with band Glass Tiger Ana Paula Connelly,… …   Wikipedia

  • Connelly — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Ana Paula Connelly (* 1972), brasilianische Beachvolleyballspielerin Christopher Connelly (1941–1988), US amerikanischer Schauspieler Henry Connelly (1800–1866), US amerikanischer Politiker George Connelly …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Marc Connelly — Photographié en 1937 par Carl van Vechten Marcus Cook Connelly, connu comme Marc Connelly, né le 13 décembre 1890 à McKeesport  …   Wikipédia en Français