O'Neil, George, 1898-1940

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George O'Neil was a poet, playwright, and screenwriter. O'Neil's first play produced on Broadway, AMERICAN DREAM (1933), impressed critics and theater professionals though it was not a financial success. After one more Broadway production he went to Hollywood, where his best-known work was a screen adaptation of INTERMEZZO (1939), which became Ingrid Bergman's American movie debut. George O'Neil died May 23, 1940, at the age of 41.

From the guide to the George O'Neil papers, 191?-1935, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.)

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creatorOf George O'Neil papers, 191?-1935 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Becker, John J. Two songs for voice and piano / poems by George O'Neil ; music by John J. Becker. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Powell, Dawn. Dawn Powell Papers, 1910-1998. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Akins, Zoë, 1886-1958. Papers of Zoë Akins, 1907-1951. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Lynn Riggs papers, 1924-1954 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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associatedWith Becker, John J. person
associatedWith Powell, Dawn. person
associatedWith Riggs, Lynn, 1899-1954. person
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Birth 1898-09-13

Death 1940-05-23




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