The Info List - Jerome Weidman

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Jerome Weidman (April 4, 1913, New York City
New York City
– October 6, 1998, New York City) was an American playwright and novelist. He collaborated with George Abbott
George Abbott
on the book for the musical Fiorello!
with music by Jerry Bock, and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. All received the 1960 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Pulitzer Prize for Drama
for the work.


1 Biography 2 Archive 3 Bibliography

3.1 Novels 3.2 Short stories 3.3 Theatre 3.4 Film and television 3.5 Essays

4 References 5 Further reading 6 External links

Biography[edit] Weidman was born in Manhattan, New York City, and moved with his family to The Bronx
The Bronx
after finishing high school at DeWitt Clinton. His parents were Jewish immigrants and his father Joseph worked in the garment trade. He also worked in the garment industry, which later provided him with book material, and attended City College of New York and New York University
New York University
Law School, all the while writing stories and finally novels.[1] In his work he wrote about the "rough underside of business and politics -- and daily life -- in New York." [1] The Independent obituary states: "There was precious little hope of salvation - indeed, precious little hope - in his early novels and often dazzling and highly crafted short stories, many of which inevitably found their way into Harold Ross's New Yorker during its Golden Age of the late Thirties and early Forties." [2] In the 1950s he used his ability for "speakable dialogue" in writing for the movies, which led to working with George Abbott
George Abbott
on the musical Fiorello!
in 1959.[2] He wrote the book for the musical I Can Get It for You Wholesale
I Can Get It for You Wholesale
which was based on his first novel, and was Barbra Streisand's Broadway debut. The book was the source for a 1951 movie starring Susan Hayward, but used mainly the title.[1] He married Peggy Wright in 1942 and had two sons, John and Jeffrey.[1] Archive[edit] The papers of Jerome Weidman are held at the Harry Ransom Center
Harry Ransom Center
at the University of Texas at Austin. There are over a hundred boxes of Weidman's personal papers including manuscript drafts of books, plays, musicals, and essays, along with extensive correspondence from throughout his career. Bibliography[edit] Novels[edit]

I Can Get It for You Wholesale
I Can Get It for You Wholesale
(1937) What's in It for Me? (1938) I'll Never Go There Any More (1941) The Lights Around the Shore Too Early to Tell (1946) The Price Is Right (1949) Give Me Your Love (1952) The Hand of the Hunter (1953) The Third Angel (1953) Your Daughter Iris (1955) The Enemy Camp (1958) Before You Go (1960) The Sound of Bow Bells (1962) World Of Mouth (1964) Other People's Money (1967) The Centre of the Action (1969) Fourth Street East (1970) Last Respects (1971) Tiffany Street (1974) A Family Fortune (1978) Counselors-at-law (1980)

Short stories[edit]

"The Horse That Could Whistle 'Dixie'" "The Captain's Tiger" "A Dime a Throw" "My Father Sits in the Dark" "Good Man, Bad Man" "Slipping Beauty" "Shoe-shine" "The Night I Met Einstein" "Monsoon"


(1959) Tenderloin (1960) I Can Get It for You Wholesale
I Can Get It for You Wholesale
(1962) Duke Ellington's Pousse-Cafe (1966)

Film and television[edit]

The Damned Don't Cry (1950) Invitation (1952) based on Weidman's short story "R.S.V.P." The Eddie Cantor Story (1953) "Wanted: Poor Boy" (1955) (TV episode of Star Tonight) Slander (1956) "The Hole Card" (1957) (TV episode of Schlitz Playhouse of Stars) "All I Survey" (1958) (TV episode of General Electric Theater) The Reporter (1964) with Harry Guardino


Letter of Credit Traveler's Cheque Back Talk


^ a b c d Gussow, Mel. Jerome Weidman Dies at 85; Author of Novels and Plays,"The New York Times, October 7, 1998 ^ a b Adrian, Jack.Obituary: Jerome WeidmanThe Independent, 13 October 1998

Further reading[edit]

Joel Shatzky, Michael Taub, " Jerome Weidman (1913- )", Contemporary Jewish-American novelists: a bio-critical sourcebook, Greenwood Press (July 30, 1997), pp 457–460 "Weidman, Jerome." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2009. Encyclopædia Britannica Online.

External links[edit]

Jerome Weidman at the Internet Broadway Database
Internet Broadway Database
Jerome Weidman on IMDb The Night I met Einstein, Article by Jerome Alistair Cooke delivered an oral obituary in his Letter from America dated 20 Oct 2003 and entitled Separated by language.

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Pulitzer Prize for Drama: Authors

Jesse Lynch Williams (1918) Eugene O'Neill
Eugene O'Neill
(1920) Zona Gale
Zona Gale
(1921) Eugene O'Neill
Eugene O'Neill
(1922) Owen Davis
Owen Davis
(1923) Hatcher Hughes (1924) Sidney Howard
Sidney Howard
(1925) George Kelly (1926) Paul Green (1927) Eugene O'Neill
Eugene O'Neill
(1928) Elmer Rice
Elmer Rice
(1929) Marc Connelly
Marc Connelly
(1930) Susan Glaspell
Susan Glaspell
(1931) George S. Kaufman, Morrie Ryskind and Ira Gershwin
Ira Gershwin
(1932) Maxwell Anderson
Maxwell Anderson
(1933) Sidney Kingsley
Sidney Kingsley
(1934) Zoe Akins
Zoe Akins
(1935) Robert E. Sherwood
Robert E. Sherwood
(1936) Moss Hart
Moss Hart
and George S. Kaufman
George S. Kaufman
(1937) Thornton Wilder
Thornton Wilder
(1938) Robert E. Sherwood
Robert E. Sherwood
(1939) William Saroyan
William Saroyan
(1940) Robert E. Sherwood
Robert E. Sherwood
(1941) Thornton Wilder
Thornton Wilder
(1943) Mary Chase (1945) Russel Crouse and Howard Lindsay (1946) Tennessee Williams
Tennessee Williams
(1948) Arthur Miller
Arthur Miller
(1949) Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II
Oscar Hammerstein II
and Joshua Logan (1950) Joseph Kramm (1952) William Inge
William Inge
(1953) John Patrick (1954) Tennessee Williams
Tennessee Williams
(1955) Albert Hackett
Albert Hackett
and Frances Goodrich (1956) Eugene O'Neill
Eugene O'Neill
(1957) Ketti Frings (1958) Archibald MacLeish
Archibald MacLeish
(1959) Jerome Weidman, George Abbott, Jerry Bock
Jerry Bock
and Sheldon Harnick
Sheldon Harnick
(1960) Tad Mosel
Tad Mosel
(1961) Frank Loesser
Frank Loesser
and Abe Burrows
Abe Burrows
(1962) Frank D. Gilroy (1965) Edward Albee
Edward Albee
(1967) Howard Sackler (1969) Charles Gordone (1970) Paul Zindel
Paul Zindel
(1971) Jason Miller (1973) Edward Albee
Edward Albee
(1975) Michael Bennett, Nicholas Dante, James Kirkwood Jr., Marvin Hamlisch and Edward Kleban (1976) Michael Cristofer
Michael Cristofer
(1977) Donald L. Coburn (1978) Sam Shepard
Sam Shepard
(1979) Lanford Wilson
Lanford Wilson
(1980) Beth Henley (1981) Charles Fuller (1982) Marsha Norman
Marsha Norman
(1983) David Mamet
David Mamet
(1984) James Lapine
James Lapine
and Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1985) August Wilson
August Wilson
(1987) Alfred Uhry
Alfred Uhry
(1988) Wendy Wasserstein
Wendy Wasserstein
(1989) August Wilson
August Wilson
(1990) Neil Simon
Neil Simon
(1991) Robert Schenkkan
Robert Schenkkan
(1992) Tony Kushner
Tony Kushner
(1993) Edward Albee
Edward Albee
(1994) Horton Foote (1995) Jonathan Larson (1996) Paula Vogel
Paula Vogel
(1998) Margaret Edson (1999) Donald Margulies
Donald Margulies
(2000) David Auburn (2001) Suzan-Lori Parks
Suzan-Lori Parks
(2002) Nilo Cruz
Nilo Cruz
(2003) Doug Wright (2004) John Patrick Shanley
John Patrick Shanley
(2005) David Lindsay-Abaire (2007) Tracy Letts
Tracy Letts
(2008) Lynn Nottage
Lynn Nottage
(2009) Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (2010) Bruce Norris (2011) Quiara Alegría Hudes (2012) Ayad Akhtar
Ayad Akhtar
(2013) Annie Baker
Annie Baker
(2014) Stephen Adly Guirgis (2015) Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda
(2016) Lynn Nottage
Lynn Nottage

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