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SHERWOOD, Robert Emmet [1896-1955] -- American dramatist and film critic, Pulitzer

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Pulitzer (Idiot's Delight: 1936 play)
Pulitzer (Abe Lincoln in Illinois: 1939 play)
Pulitzer (There Shall Be No Night: 1941 play)
Pulitzer (Roosevelt and Hopkins: 1948 biography)
Bancroft Prize (Roosevelt and Hopkins)
Academy Award (The Best Years of Our Lives: 1946 Screenplay)

He worked as a speechwriter for President F. D. Roosevelt, which he recounted in the book Roosevelt and Hopkins which won a Pulitzer and a Bancroft Prize in 1949. Many of his plays were adapted into films.  -30-
 

Chronology

1936
Pulitzer
1939
Pulitzer
1941
Pulitzer
1946
Academy Award
1948
Pulitzer

Selected Works

  • The Petrified Forest (adapted into 1936 film with Leslie Howard and Bette Davis)
  • Associated

    • Mother: SHERWOOD, Rosina Emmet [1854-1948] American artist and illustrator

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