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    Clifford Odets

    American playwright, screenwriter, and actor

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  1. Clifford Odets (July 18, 1906 – August 14, 1963) [1] was an American playwright, screenwriter, and actor. In the mid-1930s, he was widely seen as the potential successor to Nobel Prize–winning playwright Eugene O'Neill, as O'Neill began to withdraw from Broadway's commercial pressures and increasing critical backlash. [2]

  2. Clifford Odets (born July 18, 1906, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.—died August 14, 1963, Hollywood, California) was a leading dramatist of the theatre of social protest in the United States during the 1930s.

  3. Beginning with "Waiting for Lefty" (1935), Odets quickly became the most famous young playwright in America. In the next four years he wrote five more plays, including "Awake and Sing!"; "Golden Boy" and "Rocket to the Moon", whose histrionics well suited the Group's exuberant style.

  4. Clifford Odets. Writer: Sweet Smell of Success. Clifford Odets dropped out of high school to pursue acting. In the 1930s he became a charter member of the Group Theatre, the famous "Method" acting troupe founded by Harold Clurman, Lee Strasberg and Cheryl Crawford.

  5. Clifford Odets was born on July 18, 1906, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was raised in the Bronx, New York, but dropped out of high school to pursue acting. He helped found the Group Theatre in 1933, an influential left-wing theatre company that specialized in experimental acting.

  6. Oct 18, 1981 · On a hot August day in 1963, Clifford Odets lay in a small private room in a Hollywood hospital fighting for what remained of his life.

  7. May 21, 2018 · A playwright, film scenarist, and director, Clifford Odets (1906-1963) was America's outstanding dramatist in the 1930s. His colloquial dialogue, vital ideological protests on behalf of human dignity, and feeling for the family were distinctive.

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