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Clifford Odets

Born Jul 18, 1906

Clifford Odets was an American playwright, screenwriter, and director.

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1906 Birth Born on July 18, 1906.


1926 19 Years Old In this capacity he saw the 1926 Broadway production of Sean O'Casey's Juno and the Paycock. … Read More


Following stints as a dramatics counselor at Catskill summer camps and periods of employment in stock companies, in 1929 Odets got his Broadway break. … Read More
1931 24 Years Old Odets was mesmerized by Clurman's talks, and became the last actor chosen for the Group Theatre's first summer of rehearsals in June, 1931, at Brookfield Center in Connecticut. … Read More
1932 25 Years Old In late 1932, Odets began writing a play about a middle-class Jewish family in the Bronx, initially called I Got the Blues. … Read More
1935 28 Years Old 1 More Event
Odets's first play to be produced was the one-act Waiting for Lefty, on January 5, 1935, at the Civic Repertory Theatre on Fourteenth Street in New York City. … Read More


1938 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1938 the Group presented Odets's Rocket to the Moon, a more reflective piece. … Read More


1954 47 Years Old Odets's last play, The Flowering Peach, was produced on Broadway in 1954. … Read More


1957 50 Years Old Odets wrote the 1957 screenplay for Sweet Smell of Success, based on the novelette by Ernest Lehman and produced by the independent company Hill-Hecht-Lancaster. … Read More
1963 56 Years Old 1 More Event
Odets was hospitalized in midsummer 1963 with advanced colon cancer. … Read More
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