N. Richard Nash

Writer + Dramatist + Scriptwriter
Born Jun 8, 1913
Died Dec 11, 2000

N. Richard Nash was a writer and dramatist best known for writing Broadway shows, including The Rainmaker.

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1913 Birth Born in 1913.


1930 17 Years Old Nash was born Nathan Richard Nusbaum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania the son of S. L. Nusbaum, a bookbinder, and Jenny Singer Nusbaum. He worked as a ten dollar per match boxer and graduated from South Philadelphia high school in 1930 before entering the University of Pennsylvania to study English and philosophy. … Read More


1935 22 Years Old In 1935 Nash married Helena Taylor,with whom he had one son. They divorced in 1954.
1940 27 Years Old Nash wrote his first play, Parting at Imsdorf, in 1940, which won the Maxwell Anderson Verse Drama Award.


1946 33 Years Old Next, he penned the Shakespearian-themed comedy The Second Best Bed, produced on Broadway in 1946. … Read More


1956 43 Years Old Nash was married to Janice Rule in 1956, but they divorced later that same year. … Read More


1972 59 Years Old However, it was the 1972 Broadway failure of Echoes and novelization of a screenplay that ultimately lead Nash to transition from writing screenplays to writing novels. … Read More


1975 62 Years Old In overcoming this, Nash notes, Nash turned Cry Macho into a 1975 book and filming for the movie "Cry Macho" began in Mexico in 1991, with Jaws star Roy Scheider in the lead role. … Read More
2000 87 Years Old Nash died in Manhattan, New York on 11 December 2000, at the age of 87.
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