Donald Ogden Stewart

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Birthday
30, 1894
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Aug 2, 1980 (85)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
30, 1894
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Aug 2, 1980 (85)

About

American author, playwright, screenwriter, and member of the Algonquin Round Table. He won an Academy Award in 1940 for his screenplay for The Philadelphia Story.

Before Fame

He graduated from Yale University and joined the Naval Reserves during World War I.

Trivia

He rose to literary fame after publishing a satire of H.G. Wells' The Outline Of History.

Family Life

He had two sons with his first wife, Beatrice Ames. He and Ames divorced in 1938, and he married Ella Winter the following year.

Associated With

He was the basis for the character of Bill Gorton in Ernest Hemingway's novel The Sun Also Rises.

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