Douglass Wallop

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Birthday
8, 1920
Birthplace
Washington, DC
Death Date
Apr 1, 1985 (65)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
8, 1920
Birthplace
Washington, DC
Death Date
Apr 1, 1985 (65)

About

A twentieth-century American novelist and playwright, he is best known for The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant, a 1954 novel that he co- adapted into the popular Broadway musical, Damn Yankees. His other novels include The Sunken Garden (1956) and Stone (1971).

Before Fame

Eleven years after graduating from the University of Maryland, he published his first novel, Night Light.

Trivia

He won a Tony Award for Damn Yankees.

Family Life

He married Lucille Fletcher in 1949.

Associated With

He and George Abbott co-created Damn Yankees.