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Robert E. Sherwood

AKA Robert Emmet Sherwood

Born: 4-Apr-1896
Birthplace: New Rochelle, NY
Died: 14-Nov-1955
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Heart Failure

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Playwright

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Abe Lincoln in Illinois

Military service: Canadian Army (Black Watch, WWI, wounded, discharged 1919)

Wrote the script to The Best Years of Our Lives (1946).

Father: Arthur Murray Sherwood
Mother: Rosina Emmet Sherwood
Wife: Mary Brandon (m. 29-Oct-1922, div.)
Wife: Madeline Hurlock (m. 15-Jun-1935, until his death)

    High School: Milton Academy, Massachusetts
    University: Harvard University

    Scribner's Literary Editor (1928-30)
    Life Motion Picture Editor (1924-28)
    Life Film Critic (1920-24)
    Vanity Fair Drama Editor (1919-20)
    Dramatists Guild of America
    Dutch Treat Club (1922-26)
    Pulitzer Prize for Drama 1936 for Idiot's Delight
    Pulitzer Prize for Drama 1939 for Abe Lincoln in Illinois
    Pulitzer Prize for Drama 1941 for There Shall Be No Night
    Pulitzer Prize for Biography 1949 for Roosevelt and Hopkins
    Oscar for Best Screenplay 1947 for The Best Years of Our Lives
    Algonquin Round Table

Author of books:
Roosevelt and Hopkins: An Intimate History (1948, biography)

Wrote plays:
The Road to Rome (1927)
The Love Nest (1927)
The Queen's Husband (1928)
Waterloo Bridge (1930)
This is New York (1930)
Reunion in Vienna (1931)
Acropolis (1933)
The Petrified Forest (1935)
Tovarich (1935)
Idiot's Delight (1936)
Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1938)
There Shall Be No Night (1941)
The Rugged Path (1945)

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