Marc Connelly

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Birthday
13, 1890
Birthplace
Mckeesport, PA
Death Date
Dec 21, 1980 (90)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
13, 1890
Birthplace
Mckeesport, PA
Death Date
Dec 21, 1980 (90)

About

Journalist and Pulitzer-Prize-winning playwright who wrote The Green Pastures and Tall Story. He was also a member of the Algonquin Round Table.

Before Fame

He began writing plays at age five, and later became a journalist for the Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph.

Trivia

His play The Green Pastures was the first act to hit the stage with an all-African-American cast.

Family Life

His father was hotelier and actor Patrick Connelly, and his mother was actress Mabel Cook.

Associated With

Connelly and Dorothy Parker were both part of a New York City intellectual club called the Algonquin Round Table.