George S Kaufman

Literary Birthday – 16 November – George S. Kaufman

George S. Kaufman was born 16 November 1889 and died 2 June 1961.


  1. The kind of doctor I want is one who when he’s not examining me is home studying medicine.
  2. At dramatic rehearsals, the only author that’s better than an absent one is a dead one.
  3. I never want to go any place where I can’t get back to Broadway and 44th by midnight.
  4. I didn’t like the play, but then I saw it under adverse conditions – the curtain was up.
  5. I understand your new play is full of single entendres.

George Simon Kaufman was an American playwright, theatre director and producer, humorist, and drama critic. He wrote comedies, political satire, and several musicals. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for You Can’t Take It With You (with Moss Hart), and Of Thee I Sing (with Morrie Ryskind and Ira Gershwin). He also won the Tony Award as a Director, for the musical Guys and Dolls.

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 by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 16th November 2016