Norman Krasna
Screenwriter
Norman Krasna
Norman Krasna was an American screenwriter, playwright, producer, and film director. He is best known for penning screwball comedies which centred around a case of mistaken identity. Krasna also directed three films during a forty-year career in Hollywood. He garnered four Academy Award screenwriting nominations, winning once for 1943's Princess O'Rourke, a film he also directed.
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Carole Lombard on TCM: MY MAN GODFREY, NOTHING SACRED, THE RACKETEER - Alt Film Guide (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
And in case you're wondering, the Lombard-Montgomery Mr. and Mrs. Smith, written by Norman Krasna, has nothing to do with the Brad Pitt-Angelina Jolie movie Mr. & Mrs. Smith. In the former, a married couple discover their marriage certificate isn't
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ACT INC mounts breezy comedy 'Kind Sir' - STLtoday.com
Google News - over 5 years
Years ago, when being onstage routinely involved beautiful evening clothes that a well-dressed audience could admire, Norman Krasna was an important American playwright, creator of characters who filled the stylish bill. The audience at ACT INC may not
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Lakewood Theatre Company Announces WHITE CHRISTMAS Auditions, 6/5 - Broadway World
Google News - over 5 years
Irving Berlin's White Christmas is based upon the Paramount Pictures film written for the screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama, and Melvin Frank. Music and lyrics by Irving Berlin. Book is by David Ives and Paul Blake. The Story: Two army buddies,
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Search the calendar using the following criteria!: - West End Word
Google News - over 5 years
"Kind Sir," a quintessential 1950s romantic comedy by Norman Krasna, will be presented June 3-5 and June 17-19. This play became the movie "Indiscreet." "The Royal Family," based on the lives of the acting family the Barrymores, will be performed June
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Lakewood Theatre Company Announces WHITE CHRISTMAS Auditions - Broadway World
Google News - almost 6 years
Irving Berlin's White Christmas is based upon the Paramount Pictures film written for the screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama, and Melvin Frank. Music and lyrics by Irving Berlin. Book is by David Ives and Paul Blake. The Story: Two army buddies,
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Retro Productions at the Spoon Theater - Back Stage
Google News - almost 6 years
Watching "Dear Ruth," Norman Krasna's hit 1944 comedy now being exhumed by Retro Productions, is like witnessing the birth of the TV sitcom format. In a well-appointed living room in Kew Gardens, Queens, precocious Miriam (Becky Byers), little sister
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Photo Flash: DEAR RUTH Opens At Spoon Theater - Broadway World
Google News - almost 6 years
Retro Productions (Heather E. Cunningham, Artistic Director), six-time 2010 New York Innovative Theatre Awards nominee for The Desk Set, will present Norman Krasna's screwball comedy Dear Ruth May 4 through 21, 2011 at the Spoon Theater (38 West 38th
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ESP Announces Reading of GETTING MARRIED at Seattle Public Theatre, 5/16 - Broadway World
Google News - almost 6 years
Among playwrights being considered for future readings are Aphra Behn, Terence Rattigan, Maxim Gorky, Lillian Hellman, Norman Krasna, Marivaux, and George S. Kaufman and his collaborators... and the list goes on
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THEATER REVIEW | 'IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS'; Back to the Vermont Inn Where the Snow Must Go On
NYTimes - over 7 years
Second-acters, those people who see half a show for free by sneaking in with the returning audience at intermission, might be kicking themselves for missing Act I of ''Irving Berlin's White Christmas'' after they see the number that opens the second act, an eye-popping version of ''I Love a Piano.'' But no worries, cheapskates; you didn't miss
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THEATER REVIEW | 'IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS'; Just Like the Ones You Used to Know: Song, Dance and Fluffy White Endings
NYTimes - over 8 years
Given the grim tidings from everywhere these days, a longing for the seasonal comforts of happier yesteryears is understandable. If only Perry Como could come back -- cardigans and all -- and bring with him the prosperity of the dear old 20th century. Still, you'd have to be in a desperately, even pathologically nostalgic mood -- trawling the
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Kitty Carlisle Hart, a New York Blend of Actress, Singer and Arts Advocate, Dies at 96
NYTimes - almost 10 years
Kitty Carlisle Hart, a doyenne of New York culture and society and a perennial entertainer who appeared on Broadway and in films and was still singing on the stage as recently as last fall, well into her 10th decade, died Tuesday at her home in Manhattan. She was 96. The cause was heart failure, her daughter, Catherine Hart, said. Outgoing and
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Norman Panama, 88, Half of Duo Who Wrote Many Film Comedies
NYTimes - about 14 years
Norman Panama, whose screenwriting and directing career stretched from 1930's radio sketches to 1970's satires of sexual liberation and who, with Melvin Frank, created one of Hollywood's most durable and celebrated comedy writing teams, died Jan. 13 at a hospital in Los Angeles. He was 88. Among the writing team's most celebrated works were ''Road
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MOVIES: CRITIC'S CHOICE
NYTimes - about 16 years
WINONA RYDER plays the central character in James Mangold's GIRL, INTERRUPTED (1999), based on Susanna Kaysen's 1993 memoir, but Angelina Jolie took home the blindingly glowing reviews (and the Oscar, for best supporting actress). Ms. Ryder plays a whiny upper-middle-class high school graduate with no ambition who makes a halfhearted suicide
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ON THE TOWNS; GOING OUT
NYTimes - about 18 years
An opinionated guide to cultural and recreational goings-on around the state this week. Items may be submitted by mail to On the Towns, Sunday New Jersey Section, The New York Times, 229 West 43d Street, New York, N.Y. 10036; by fax to (212) 556-7219, or by e-mail to njtowns@nytimes.com. MUSIC CALDWELL COLLEGE Altamura/Enrico Caruso International
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ON THE TOWNS; GOING OUT
NYTimes - about 18 years
An opinionated guide to cultural and recreational goings-on around the state this week. Items may be submitted by mail to On the Towns, Sunday New Jersey Section, The New York Times, 229 West 43d Street, New York, N.Y. 10036; by fax to (212) 556-7219, or by e-mail to njtowns@nytimes.com. MUSIC ALBERT MUSIC HALL The Pinelands Cultural Society
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ON THE TOWNS; GOING OUT
NYTimes - about 18 years
An opinionated guide to cultural and recreational goings-on around the state this week. Items may be submitted by mail to On the Towns, Sunday New Jersey Section, The New York Times, 229 West 43d Street, New York, N.Y. 10036; by fax to (212) 556-7219, or by e-mail to njtowns@nytimes.com. MUSIC ALBERT MUSIC HALL The Pinelands Cultural Society
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Critic's Notebook; Lombard's Madcap Recipe: Hauteur, Chic and Humor
NYTimes - over 24 years
THE initial setting in Howard Hawks's "Twentieth Century" (1934) is a bare Broadway stage where Oscar Jaffe (John Barrymore), a theater impresario deferentially called "sire" by his press agent, is taking the first day of rehearsals of his new production. The show is a ghastly romance set in an antebellum South whose fictional apogee would be
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Reviews/Television; An Amish Farmer and a Prosecutor
NYTimes - over 28 years
LEAD: A promising beginning and an inspirational ending, but no middle; that is the average made-for-television movie. Tonight's specimen, on NBC at 9, is ''A Stoning in Fulham County.'' A promising beginning and an inspirational ending, but no middle; that is the average made-for-television movie. Tonight's specimen, on NBC at 9, is ''A Stoning in
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Kitty Carlisle Hart Reflects
NYTimes - over 28 years
LEAD: IF she had not had a change of heart when she was selecting a stage name a half century or so ago, Kitty Carlisle Hart would be known today as Vere de Vere Hart. The year was 1932 and the young woman born in New Orleans as Catharine Conn had come to New York with her strong-willed mother, Hortense, to embark on a theatrical career. IF she had
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Lenore Lonergan, Actress, 59
NYTimes - over 29 years
LEAD: Lenore Lonergan, a stage and film actress of the 1930's and 40's known for her spirited portraits of juveniles and her hoarse voice, died of cancer yesterday at her home in Stuart, Fla. She was 59 years old. Lenore Lonergan, a stage and film actress of the 1930's and 40's known for her spirited portraits of juveniles and her hoarse voice,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Norman Krasna
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1984
    Age 74
    Died on November 1, 1984.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1951
    Age 41
    He married Al Jolson's widow Erle in 1951, and they remained married until Krasna's death.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1943
    Age 33
    He garnered four Academy Award screenwriting nominations, winning once for 1943's Princess O'Rourke, a film he also directed.
    More Details Hide Details Later in his career, he also wrote plays, including Time for Elizabeth (1948) cowritten with Groucho Marx, and the popular Kind Sir which he adapted into the movie Indiscreet (1958).
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1909
    Born
    Born on November 7, 1909.
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