Jerome Lawrence

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Birthday
14, 1915
Birthplace
Cleveland, OH
DEATH DATE
Feb 29, 2004 (88)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
14, 1915
Birthplace
Cleveland, OH
DEATH DATE
Feb 29, 2004 (88)

About

Co-writer, with Robert Edward Lee, of classic plays like Inherit the Wind and Auntie Mame. They collaborated until Lee's death in 1994.

Before Fame

He met Lee in 1942 in New York, while working at CBS radio; the two created the Armed Forces Radio network and together produced radio plays for it.

Trivia

His works have been produced on Broadway, with musical Mame, starring Angela Lansbury, winning him a Tony Award.

Family Life

He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and his mother Sarah Rogen was a poet.

Associated With

His most well-known play, Inherit the Wind, was based on the famous trial of John T. Scopes, who was arrested for teaching evolution in Tennessee.

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