HARLING, Robert. American, b. 1951. Genres: Plays/Screenplays. Career: Jubilation (a society orchestra), LA, singer; worked as a stage and television actor in NYC, 1979-87; playwright, 1987-; screenwriter, 1989-. Publications: Steel Magnolias, 1988. SCREENPLAYS: Steel Magnolias, 1989; (with A. Bergman) Soapdish, 1991; The First Wives Club, 1996; (and director) The Evening Star, 1996.