Morehouse, Ward, 1898-1966

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Ward Morehouse was a journalist and playwright.

He was born in Savannah, Georgia in 1898 to Augustus Ward Morehouse and Sallie McIntosh Morehouse. He began writing plays in high school and found he had a knack for the written word. Later he became a newspaper man, writing for such papers as THE SAVANNAH PRESS, THE ATLANTA JOURNAL, THE NEW YORK TRIBUNE and THE HERALD TRIBUNE. In 1926 he began writing for THE NEW YORK SUN first as the writer for the column "Broadway After Dark" and later as the drama critic and roving correspondent. Some of his best writings were theatrical interviews of which he was called a master.

He also wrote articles for periodicals such as VOGUE, COSMOPOLITAN, THEATRE ARTS, PAGEANT, LOOK, PIC, AMERICAN MERCURY, PLAYBOY, THE READER'S DIGEST and THE NEW YORK TIMES SUNDAY MAGAZINE.

Ward Morehouse was a playwright as well. Among his works are GENTLEMEN OF THE PRESS, U.S. 90, THE BOSS and MISS QUIS. Other writings include theater histories and biographies including AMERICAN REVEILLE, GEORGE M. COHAN : PRINCE OF THE AMERICAN THEATRE, MATINEE TOMORROW : 50 YEARS OF OUR THEATRE and the autobiographical works JUST THE OTHER DAY and FORTY-FIVE MINUTES PAST EIGHT.

Ward Morehouse received the Silurian Award and the Literary Achievement Award from the Georgia Writers Association. He died in 1966.

From the description of Ward Morehouse papers, 1877-1966 bulk (1924-1966). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122625957

Ward Morehouse was a journalist and playwright. He was born in Savannah, Georgia in 1898 to Augustus Ward Morehouse and Sallie McIntosh Morehouse. He began writing plays in high school and found he had a knack for the written word. Later he became a newspaper man, writing for such papers as, The Savannah Press, The Atlanta Journal, The New York Tribune and The Herald Tribune . In 1926 he began writing for The New York Sun first as the writer for the column "Broadway After Dark" and later as the drama critic and roving correspondent. Some of his best writings were theatrical interviews of which he was called a master.

He also wrote articles for periodicals such as Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Theatre Arts, Pageant, Look, Pic, American Mercury, Playboy, The Reader's Digest and The New York Times Sunday Magazine .

Ward Morehouse was a playwright as well. Among his works are Gentlemen of the Press, U.S. 90, The Boss and Miss Quis . Other writings include theater histories and biographies such as American Reveille, George M. Cohan : Prince of the American Theatre, Matinee Tomorrow : 50 Years of our Theatre and the autobiographical works Just the Other Day and Forty-Five Minutes Past Eight .

Ward Morehouse received the Silurian Award and the Literary Achievement Award from the Georgia Writers Association. He died in 1966.

From the guide to the Ward Morehouse papers, 1877-1966, 1924-1966, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.)

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creatorOf Ward Morehouse papers, 1877-1966, 1924-1966 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Morehouse, Ward, 1898-1966. Miss Quis : a play / by Ward Morehouse and Peggy Wood. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Morehouse, Ward. My four mothers / Ward Morehouse, III, 1988. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Morehouse, Ward, 1898-1966. Ward Morehouse papers, 1877-1966 bulk (1924-1966). New York Public Library System, NYPL
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Birth 1898-11-24

Death 1966-12-08

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