George S. Kaufman was the most successful playwright in the American theater during Broadway's golden years between the two World Wars.

His particular brand of sharp comedy and satire produced forty-five Broadway plays, the majority of which were successes; all but one of which were written in collaboration with other authors.

He was also a talented and precise director of his own work and several other popular plays and musicals. Renowned as a humorist and wit, he was a charter member of the famed Algonquin Round Table.

Kaufman worked with most of the major theatrical talents of his era and was the winner of two Pulitzer Prizes for drama, including the first Pulitzer ever awarded to a musical.


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