Jerome Chodorov

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Jerome Chodorov
Born (1911-08-10)August 10, 1911
New York City
Died September 12, 2004(2004-09-12) (aged 93)
Nyack, New York
Relatives Edward Chodorov, brother

Jerome Chodorov (August 10, 1911 – September 12, 2004) was an American playwright and librettist. He co-wrote the book for the musical Wonderful Town.

Biography[edit]

Chodorov was born in New York City, and entered journalism in the 1930s. He is best known for his 1940 play My Sister Eileen, its 1942 screen adaptation, and the musical Wonderful Town, which was based on his play.[1][2] Joseph A. Fields was his frequent collaborator. He was Hollywood blacklisted during the McCarthy era.[3]

His brother, Edward Chodorov (1904–1988), was also a playwright, author of the perennial favorite of amateur groups, Kind Lady.

Works[edit]

Sources: Playbill;[1] Doollee[4]

Plays[edit]

  • Schoolhouse on the Lot (1938)
  • Junior Miss (1941)
  • The French Touch (1945)
  • My Sister Eileen
  • Anniversary Waltz (1954)
  • The Ponder Heart (1956)
  • Three Bags Full (1966)
  • A Talent for Murder (with Norman Panama) (Edgar Award, 1982, Best Play)

Musicals[edit]

Work as director[edit]

  • Alive and Kicking (revue, 1950) - additional material
  • The Gazebo (1958) - director
  • Christine (1960) - director
  • Blood, Sweat and Stanley Poole (1961), director

Film[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jones, Kenneth."Jerome Chodorov, Librettist and Playwright Who Turned 'My Sister Eileen' Into 'Wonderful Town', Dead at 93" playbill.com, September 13, 2004
  2. ^ a b "' Wonderful Town' Credits, Quick Review, Awards, Brief History, Synopsis" tamswitmark.com, accessed May 26, 2012
  3. ^ McKinley, Jesse.Jerome Chodorov, Broadway and Film Writer, Dies at 93" The New York Times, September 14, 2004
  4. ^ "Chodorov Works" doollee.com, accessed May 26, 2012

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