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Name  John Noonan

Role  Playwright
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Spouse  Marcia Lunt (m. 1962–1965)
Books  Some men need help, All she cares about is the Yankees
Parents  Tom Noonan, Rosaleen Noonan
Siblings  Tom Noonan, Nancy Noonan, Barbara Noonan
Movies  Adventures in Babysitting, God Has a Rap Sheet, Flirting with Disaster, Hell's Kitchen: A New York, Forty Deuce
Similar People  Tom Noonan, Kamal Ahmed, John Masius, Tom Fontana, Joshua Brand

John ford noonan

John Ford Noonan (born 1943 in Greenwich, Connecticut) is an American playwright. He has also written for theater, film and television, and he is an actor. His father worked as a jazz musician. He has four children. His brother, Tom Noonan, is an actor and writer.


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In 1969, his highly acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater production, The Year Boston Won the Pennant, won an Obie Award, and garnered a Theatre World Award nomination and a Pulitzer Prize nomination. In the 1970s several of his plays were produced by Joseph Papp at The Public Theatre, including Older People, which won a Drama Desk Award; Rainbows For Sale, which won an Obie Award; Where Do We Go From Here?; Getting Through The Night and All the Sad Protestants. The Club Champion’s Widow, starring Maureen Stapleton, was produced at the Robert Lewis Acting Company. A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking was produced at the Astor Place Theatre in New York, it starred Susan Sarandon and Eileen Brennan and ran for more than 800 performances. His play, Some Men Need Help, was originally produced in New York City at the 47th Street Theatre; it starred Philip Bosco and Treat Williams.

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Stay Away a Little Closer starring the author's daughter, Jesse Sage Noonan, and When It Comes Early starring Harris Yulin and Kathleen Chalfant were both produced at the Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City.

Noonan has written over 35 plays and was inducted into the French Society of Composers and Authors in 1989.

He has written for TV’s Comedy Zone in the early 1980s and St. Elsewhere, for which his episode, The Women, won the 1982 Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series. His second Emmy nomination was for his TV adaptation of his play Some Men Need Help.


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As an actor, he has appeared on stage, notably in 1990 at the Actors’ Playhouse in New York, when he appeared in his own play, Talking Things Over with Chekhov, in which he played a character who is also a playwright, who comes home one night to find Anton Chekhov sitting in his rocking chair. He has also appeared in a number of films, including Uncle Freddy (2008), My Divorce (1997), Flirting with Disaster (1996), Adventures in Babysitting (1987), Forty Deuce (1982), Next Stop, Greenwich Village (1976), and Septuagenarian Substitute Ball (1970). In the film, God Has a Rap Sheet (2003), Noonan plays the title character, God, who has taken on the persona of a former literature professor. He also appeared in the TV series Bay State (1991).


  • All She Cares About Is The Yankees (1988)
  • All the Sad Protestants
  • The Club Champion's Widow (1978)
  • Concerning The Effects Of Trimethylchloride (1971)
  • A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking (1979)
  • A Critic And His Wife (1997)
  • Drowning Of Manhattan (1992)
  • The Effects of Trimethylchloride (1972)
  • Getting Through The Night (1976)
  • Good-By And Keep Cold (1973)
  • Green Mountain (1987)
  • Hetrosexual Temperature In West Hollywood (1987)
  • Lazarus Was A Lady (1970)
  • Linger
  • Listen To The Lions (1979)
  • Mom Sells Twins For Two Beers (1987)
  • Monday Night Varieties (1972)
  • Music From Down the Hill (1993)
  • My Daddy's Serious American Gift (1989)
  • A Noonan Night (1973)
  • Nothing But Bukowski (1987)
  • Older People (1972)
  • Pick Pack Pock Puck (1974)
  • Rainbows For Sale (1971)
  • Raunchy Dame In The Chines Raincoat (1987)
  • Recent Developments In Southern Connecticut (1990)
  • Sneaky Bit To Raise The Blind (1974)
  • Some Men Need Help (1982)
  • Spanish Confusion (1987)
  • Stay Away A Little Closer (1990)
  • Talking Things Over With Chekhov (1987)
  • What Drove Me Back To Reconsidering My Father (1988)
  • When It Comes Early (1995)
  • Where Do We Go From Here? (1974)
  • Why Can't You Be Him? (1987)
  • The Year Boston Won The Pennant (1969)
  • References

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