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Moss Hart Biography | Author of You Can't Take It with You

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George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart are remembered as masters of comedic playwriting. Each made important contributions to the American theater on his own, but they are best known for the successful and influential comedies they wrote together in the 1930s.

George S, Kaufman was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on November 16, 1889, the descen-dent of early German Jewish immigrants. After graduating from high school in 1907, he briefly attended law school. Disenchanted with legal studies, he dropped out and proceeded to take on a series of odd jobs, ranging from salesman to stenographer. At the age of twenty he left Pittsburgh for New York City and began writing for the New York Evening Mail. After a stint as a columnist for the Washington Times which ended when his editor objected to the young columnist's harsh satire Kaufman returned to New York and soon became a theater news reporter for the...

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