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Clifford Odets

Clifford OdetsBorn: 18-Jul-1906
Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA
Died: 14-Aug-1963
Location of death: Hollywood, CA
Cause of death: Cancer - Colon
Remains: Buried, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, CA

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Playwright, Screenwriter

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Sweet Smell of Success

Wrote the screenplay to Sweet Smell of Success.

Father: Louis Gorodetsky (businessman)
Mother: Pearl Geisinger (d. 1935)
Sister: Genevieve (b. 1910)
Sister: Florence (b. 1916)
Wife: Luise Rainer (Austrian actress, Jewish, b. 12-Jun-1910, m. 1937, div. 1940)
Wife: Bette Grayson (m. 1943, div. 1951, one daughter, one son)
Daughter: Nora (b. 1945, with Grayson)
Son: Walt Whitman Odets (b. 1947, with Grayson)
Girlfriend: Frances Farmer (actress)
Girlfriend: Fay Wray (actress)

    High School: Morris High School, Bronx, NY (dropped out)

    Communist Party USA 1934-35
    Deported from Cuba (Jul-1935)
    HUAC Hearings (May-1952)
    Romanian Ancestry
    Russian Ancestry
    Jewish Ancestry

    FILMOGRAPHY AS DIRECTOR
    The Story on Page One (Dec-1959)
    None But the Lonely Heart (22-Sep-1944)

Wrote plays:
Waiting for Lefty (1935)
Awake and Sing! (1935)
Paradise Lost (1935)
Golden Boy (1937)
Rocket to the Moon (1938)
Night Music (1940)
Clash by Night (1941)
The Big Knife (1949)
The Country Girl (1950)
The Flowering Peach (1954)


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