George S. Kaufman

George S. Kaufman
George S. Kaufman in 1928
George S. Kaufman in 1928
BornGeorge Simon Kaufman
(1889-11-16)November 16, 1889
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
DiedJune 2, 1961(1961-06-02) (aged 71)
New York City, New York
Notable worksOf Thee I Sing
You Can't Take It with You
Notable awards
Spouse
(m. 1917; died 1945)
(m. 1949; div. 1957)

George Simon Kaufman (November 16, 1889 – June 2, 1961) was an American playwright, theatre director and producer, humorist, and drama critic. In addition to comedies and political satire, he wrote several musicals for the Marx Brothers and others. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the musical Of Thee I Sing (with Morrie Ryskind and Ira Gershwin) in 1932, and won again in 1937 for the play You Can't Take It with You (with Moss Hart). He also won the Tony Award for Best Director in 1951 for the musical Guys and Dolls.