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Name
  
Jerome Chodorov

Children
  
Susan Chodorov

Books
  
Junior Miss

Spouse
  
Rhea Grand (m. 1932–1999)

Role
  
Playwright


Jerome Chodorov wwwmichenermuseumorgkioskimagespage102jpg

Born
  
August 10, 1911 (
1911-08-10
)
New York City

Relatives
  
Edward Chodorov, brother

Died
  
September 12, 2004, Nyack, New York, United States

Movies
  
My Sister Eileen, Memphis Belle: A Story of a, Junior Miss, The Tunnel of Love, Happy Anniversary

Similar People
  
Ruth McKenney, Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Stan Freeman

Jerome Chodorov (August 10, 1911 – September 12, 2004) was an American playwright and librettist. He co-wrote the book for the musical Wonderful Town.

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Biography

Chodorov was born in New York City, and entered journalism in the 1930s. He is best known for his 1940 play My Sister Eileen, its 1942 screen adaptation, and the musical Wonderful Town, which was based on his play. Joseph A. Fields was his frequent collaborator. He was Hollywood blacklisted during the McCarthy era.

His brother, Edward Chodorov (1904–1988), was also a playwright, author of the perennial favorite of amateur groups, Kind Lady.

Works

Sources: Playbill; Doollee

Plays

  • Schoolhouse on the Lot (1938)
  • My Sister Eileen (1940)
  • Junior Miss (1941)
  • Those Endearing Young Charms (1943)
  • The French Touch (1945)
  • Anniversary Waltz (1954)
  • The Ponder Heart (1956)
  • Three Bags Full (1966)
  • A Talent for Murder (with Norman Panama) (Edgar Award, 1982, Best Play)
  • Musicals

  • Wonderful Town (Tony Award for Best Musical, 1953)
  • I Had a Ball
  • The Girl in Pink Tights
  • Work as director

  • Alive and Kicking (revue, 1950) - additional material
  • The Gazebo (1958) - director
  • Christine (1960) - director
  • Blood, Sweat and Stanley Poole (1961), director
  • Film

  • The Case of the Lucky Legs (a 1935 Perry Mason film)
  • Louisiana Purchase (1941)
  • My Sister Eileen (1942)
  • Junior Miss (1945)
  • Those Endearing Young Charms (1945), based on his play.
  • Happy Anniversary (1959), based on Anniversary Waltz
  • References

    Jerome Chodorov Wikipedia


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