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Elmer Rice (I) (1892–1967)

Elmer Rice was born on September 28, 1892 in New York City, New York, USA as Elmer Leopold Reizenstein. He was a writer, known for Holiday Inn (1942), On Trial (1928) and Street Scene (1931). He was married to Barbara Marshall, Betty Field and Hazel Levy. He died on May 8, 1967 in Southampton, Hampshire, England. See full bio »

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Known For

Holiday Inn Writer
(1942)
On Trial Writer
(1928)
Street Scene Writer
(1931)
Dream Girl Writer
(1948)

Filmography

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 2019 Weill: Street Scene (Video) (based on a play by)
 1994 Street Scene (TV Movie) (book) / (play)
 1992 Street Scene (TV Movie) (libretto) / (play)
 1979 Live from Lincoln Center (TV Series) (book - 1 episode)
- New York City Opera: Street Scene (1979) ... (book)
 1969 The Adding Machine (play "The Adding Machine")
 1961 Der Strafverteidiger (TV Movie) (play)
 1961 Die große Reise (TV Movie)
 1961 Die Spur der Leidenschaft (TV Movie) (play)
 1961 Ruf zur Leidenschaft (TV Movie) (play)
 1960 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Dream Girl (1960) ... (play)
 1960 Play of the Week (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- The Grand Tour (1960) ... (play)
 1960 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1951-1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (play - 3 episodes)
- Street Scene (1959) ... (play)
- Counsellor at Law (1957) ... (play)
- Counsellor at Law (I) (1951) ... (play)
 1956-1959 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes)
- The Winner (1959) ... (play)
- The Adding Machine (1956) ... (play)
 1958 Die Beklagte (TV Movie) (play "The Winner")
 1956 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- The Grand Tour (1956) ... (play)
 1956 Max Liebman Spectaculars (TV Series) (play "The Grand Tour" - 1 episode)
- Holiday (1956) ... (play "The Grand Tour")
 1956 Das träumende Mädchen (TV Movie) (novel)
 1955 Dream Girl (TV Movie) (play "Dream Girl")
 1954 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Grand Tour (1954) ... (story)
 1951-1952 Celanese Theatre (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes)
- Street Scene (1952) ... (play)
- Counsellor-at-Law (1951) ... (play)
 1949 Counsellor at Law (TV Movie) (play "Counsellor-at-Law")
 1948 The Philco Television Playhouse (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes)
- Street Scene (1948) ... (play)
- Counsellor-at-Law (1948) ... (play)
 1948 Dream Girl (from the play by)
 1948 The Adding Machine (TV Movie) (play - as Elmer L. Rice)
 1942 Holiday Inn (adaptation)
 1939 On Trial (from the play by - as Elmer L. Rice)
 1938 Who Killed Cock Robin? (TV Movie)
 1933 Counsellor at Law (play "Counsellor-at-Law") / (screenplay)
 1931 Street Scene (adaptation) / (play)
 1930 Oh, Sailor Behave! (play "See Naples and Die")
 1928 On Trial (based on play by)
 1924 It Is the Law (play)
 1922 For the Defense (play)
 1922 Rent Free (writer)
 1917 On Trial (play)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(June 24 to 29, 1947) Anne Crawford Flexner and his play, "Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch," was performed in the Thirteenth Midsummer Festival (Great Plays in Playhouse Life) production at the Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, California. Gilmor Brown was artistic director. Samuel Herrick was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 6 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Elmer L. Rice
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

His 1929 play, from which was derived the namesake film Street Scene (1931), won a Pulitzer Prize (he also wrote the screenplay for the film)). See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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