John Patrick Biography

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John Patrick has achieved immense popularity and financial success as a playwright and screen writer. Having written over thirty plays, coauthored nineteen films, and having adapted several works into major motion pictures, he is highly regarded as a craftsman who has made a fortune entirely from his writing. Of his plays, the best known are The Willow and I (1942), The Hasty Heart (1945), The Curious Savage (1950), The Teahouse of the August Moon (1953), and Everybody Loves Opal (1961). The Teahouse of the August Moon, adapted from Vern Sneider's novel, has proved to be his most durable work. It earned him a Pulitzer Prize (1954), an Antoinette Perry (Tony) Award for best play (1954), the Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play (1954), the Theatre Club Award, Billboard magazine's eleventh annual Donaldson Award (1954), and the Aegis Award (1954). Tonies were also given to two of the play's actors, David Wayne (Best Actor) and Paul Ford (Best...

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