Anderson, Robert, 1917-2009

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Dates:
Birth 1917-04-28
Death 2009-02-09
Americans
Italian, Portuguese, English, Norwegian, German, French, Danish

Biographical notes:

Robert Woodruff Anderson was born in New York City on April 28, 1917, the son of Myra and James Anderson. He was educated at Phillips Exeter Academy (1931-35), and at Harvard University, where he received both his A.B. (magna cum laude) in 1939 and his M.A. in 1940. He became a prolific playwright, remembered chiefly for All Summer Long and Tea and Sympathy.

From the description of Letters to his parents, 1931-1956. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 79392211

Robert Woodruff Anderson was born in New York City on April 28, 1917 and was educated at Phillips Exeter Academy (1931-35), and at Harvard University, where he received both his A.B. (magna cum laude) in 1939 and his M.A. in 1940. After completion of the latter, Anderson married Phyllis Stohl, a director at the Erskine School in Boston. During this time he continued to write, but is was not until the production of his play, All Summer Long, in 1952 that Anderson emerged as a serious talent. In 1953 the play for which Anderson is most commonly remembered, Tea and Sympathy, was first produced. The play was a magnificent success and secured Anderson a distinguished place in the theater community.

From the description of Papers, 1931-1999 (inclusive), 1960-1980 (bulk). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 79392197

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Subjects:

  • College and school drama, American
  • American drama--20th century

Occupations:

  • Playwrights

Places:

  • Massachusetts--Cambridge (as recorded)