Robert E Sherwood

Playwright, Screenwriter, Print editor
Intelligent, witty film critic and editor of the original LIFE magazine of the 1920s, motion picture editor of the NEW YORK HERALD and three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright ("Idiot's Delight", "Abe Lincoln in ... Read more »
Born: 04/04/1896 in New Rochelle, New York, USA

Filmography

Writer (23)

Jupiter's Darling 1955 (Movie)

("Road to Rome") (Play as Source Material)

Main Street to Broadway 1953 (Movie)

(From Story)

Man on a Tightrope 1953 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Best Years of Our Lives 1946 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Rebecca 1940 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Petrified Forest 1934 (Movie)

("The Petrified Forest") (Play as Source Material)

Reunion in Vienna 1932 (Movie)

(Play as Source Material)

Waterloo Bridge 1930 (Movie)

(Play as Source Material)

Abe Lincoln in Illinois (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Abe Lincoln in Illinois (Movie)

(Play Author)

Cock of the Air (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Idiot's Delight (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Idiot's Delight (Movie)

(Play Author)

Over the Moon (TV Show)

Screen Story

Roman Scandals (Movie)

(Screen Story)

The Adventures of Marco Polo (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Age for Love (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Divorce of Lady X (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Ghost Goes West (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Royal Bed (Movie)

(Play Author)

Thunder in the City (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Tovarich (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Waterloo Bridge (Movie)

(Play Author)
Actor (5)

Dateline 1954 - 1955 (TV Show)

Actor

Little Big Horn (Movie)

Pvt. David Mason (Actor)

The Magnificent Yankee (Movie)

Drake (Actor)

Three Guys Named Mike (Movie)

Benson (Actor)

Two Dollar Bettor (Movie)

Phillip Adams (Actor)

Biography

Intelligent, witty film critic and editor of the original LIFE magazine of the 1920s, motion picture editor of the NEW YORK HERALD and three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright ("Idiot's Delight", "Abe Lincoln in Illinois" and "There Shall Be No Night") whose plays were frequently adapted for film (such as the thrice-filmed "Waterloo Bridge" and "Petrified Forest"). Sherwood also co-wrote screenplays for such films as "The Scarlet Pimpernel" (1935), "The Divorce of Lady X" (1938), "Rebecca" (1940) and "The Best Years of Our Lives" (1946) for which he won an Oscar.

Relationships

Mary Brandon

Wife
married in October 29, 1922 divorced in June 1934

Madeline Hurlock

Wife
second wife was previously married to playwright Marc Connelly when she met Sherwood on an ocean liner former Mack Sennett bathing beauty

EDUCATION

Harvard University

Cambridge , Massachusetts

Milestones

1919

Was dramatic editor, VANITY FAIR

Became associate editor, LIFE Magazine

Named editor, LIFE Magazine

Was also motion picture editor, LIFE and the NEW YORK HERALD

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