George Middleton (playwright)

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George Middleton (October 27, 1880 in Paterson, New Jersey – December 23, 1967 in Washington, D.C.) was an American playwright, director, and producer.


He was famous for his plays The Failures and Adam and Eva. From 1927 to 1929 he was president of the Dramatists Guild of America and was responsible for creating the Minimum Basic Agreement, which remains the basic text for determining theatrical royalties.[1] In 1947, he published a well-reviewed memoir, These Things are Mine.[2]


On October 29, 1911, he married Flora Dodge 'Fola' La Follette, the oldest child of United States Senator Robert Marion La Follette, Sr. of Wisconsin and Belle Case La Follette. His brothers-in-law were: Robert M. La Follette, Jr., and Philip La Follette.

Published works[edit]

  • Middleton, George, These Things Are Mine: The Autobiography of a Journeyman Playwright, The Macmillan Company, 1947.


  • Weisberger, Bernard A., The La Follettes of Wisconsin Love and Politics in Progressive, The University of Wisconsin Press, 1994.


  1. ^ "Milestones: Jan. 5, 1968". Time Magazine. January 5, 1968. Retrieved 2010-07-13. 
  2. ^ "The World as a Stage". Milwaukee Journal. June 8, 1947. Retrieved 2010-07-13. 

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