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LAWRENCE, Jerome

LAWRENCE, Jerome. American, b. 1915. Genres: Novels, Plays/ Screenplays, Songs/Lyrics and libretti, Biography. Career: Partner, 1942-, and President, 1955-, Lawrence and Lee Inc., NYC and Los Angeles. Professor of Playwriting at University of Southern California, New York University, Baylor University, Salzburg Seminar in American Studies, and Ohio State University. Member, Board of Dirs.: American Conservatory Theatre, National Repertory Theatre, American Playwrights' Theatre, Dramatists Guild, Authors League, Plumstead Playhouse, Stella Adler Theatre. Publications: (co-author) Look, Ma, I'm Dancin' (musical), 1948; (with R.E. Lee) Inherit the Wind, 1955; (with Lee) Auntie Mame, 1957; (with Lee) The Gang's All Here, 1960; (with Lee) Only In America, 1960; (with Lee) Checkmate, 1961; (co-author) Mame (musical), 1967; Dear World (musical), 1969; (co-author) Sparks Fly Upward, 1969; (with Lee) The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail, 1970; Live Spelled Backwards, 1970; (with Lee) The Incomparable Max, 1972; (with Lee) The Crocodile Smile, 1972; Actor: The Life and Times of Paul Muni, 1974; (with Lee) Jabberwock, 1974; (with Lee) First Monday in October, 1975; (with Lee and N. Cousins) Whisper in the Mind, 1990; A Golden Circle: A Tale of the Stage and the Screen and Music of Yesterday and Now and Tomorrow and Maybe the Day after Tomorrow (novel), 1993; The Selected Plays of Jerome Lawrence & Robert E. Lee, 1995. Died 2004.

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