Morrie Ryskind

Playwright, Screenwriter
Collaborated with George S. Kaufman on several Broadway hits including the Marx Brothers vehicle "Coconuts" (1925) and 1932's Pulitzer Prize-winning "Of Thee I Sing" (with Ira Gershwin). A former socialist, he testified ... Read more »
Born: 10/20/1895 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Writer (14)

Where Do We Go From Here? 1945 (Movie)

(From Story)

Where Do We Go From Here? 1945 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Louisiana Purchase 1940 (Movie)

(Play as Source Material)

Penny Serenade 1940 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Room Service 1937 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Stage Door 1936 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

My Man Godfrey 1935 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Night at the Opera 1934 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Animal Crackers (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Animal Crackers (Movie)

(Play Author)

Palmy Days (Movie)

(Screen Story)

Palmy Days (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Cocoanuts (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Cocoanuts (Movie)

(Play Author)
Actor (1)
Music (1)

The Cocoanuts (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Biography

Collaborated with George S. Kaufman on several Broadway hits including the Marx Brothers vehicle "Coconuts" (1925) and 1932's Pulitzer Prize-winning "Of Thee I Sing" (with Ira Gershwin). A former socialist, he testified before the House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1947 and later became an extreme rightist and member of the John Birch Society.

EDUCATION

Columbia University

New York , New York
kicked out for leftist political activty

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