John O'Hara

Screenwriter, Novelist, Short story writer
Born: 01/31/1905 in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

other (12)

Natica Jackson 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

From Story

A Rage to Live 1964 (Movie)

(Source Material (from novel))

Butterfield 8 1960 (Movie)

(Source Material (from novel))

From the Terrace 1960 (Movie)

(Source Material (from novel))

Ten North Frederick 1958 (Movie)

(Source Material (from novel))

Pal Joey 1957 (Movie)

(Source Material (from novel))

The Best Things in Life Are Free 1956 (Movie)

(From Story)

The General Died at Dawn 1935 (Movie)

(Actor)

He Married His Wife (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

I Was an Adventuress (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Moontide (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Turning Point of Jim Malloy (TV Show)

From Story

Relationships

Katherine Elizabeth O'Hara

Mother

Katherine Bryan

Wife
Married from January 31, 1955 until his death 1970

Patrick O'Hara

Father
died suddenly when O'Hara was still a teenager

Wylie O'Hara

Daughter
mother, Belle Mulford Wylie

Helen Petit

Wife
married in 1931 divorced in 1933

Belle Wylie

Wife
Married from December 3, 1937 until her death in January 1954

EDUCATION

Niagara Prepatory School

Niagara Falls , New York

Milestones

1955

Wrote novel "Ten North Frederick"

1940

Penned libretto for stage musical version of "Pal Joey" with score by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart

1940

Wrote novel "Pal Joey"

1936

Appeared in the film "The General Died at Dawn" as a reporter

1935

Put under contract as a screenwriter by Paramount (date approximate)

1934

Published first novel "Appointment at Samarra"

1924

Began career as a journalist for the Pottsville Journal in Pottsville, Pennsylvania

Moved to Chicago; worked various jobs

Worked as a staff reporter for Time

Became a press agent for Warner Bros.

Settled in NYC; worked as a journalist, columnist and critic for various newspapers; occasionally wrote under the pseudonym Franey Delaney

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