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Zoe Akins


Award-winning playwright and poet who wrote the dramatization of Edith Wharton’s The Aged Maid, occur NEW YORK. She first started her career on paper by pitching criticism items to various publications and papers. She received the Pulitzer Reward for Theatre for The Aged Maid. She wedded Hugo Rumbold. Celebrity Katherine Hepburn starred in her film Stage Struck.

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Full Name Zoe Akins
Date Of Birth October 30, 1886
Died October 29, 1958, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place Of Birth Humansville, MO
Profession Playwright
Nationality American
Spouse Hugo Rumbold
Parents Thomas Jasper, Sarah Elizabeth Green Akins
Awards Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Movies How to Marry a Millionaire, Camille, Morning Glory, Christopher Strong, The Greeks Had a Word for Them, Stage Struck, Sarah and Son, Declassée, Girls About Town, Desire Me, Working Girls, My Man Godfrey, The Toy Wife, The Right to Love, Zaza, Ladies Love Brutes, Eve's Secret, Accused, Outcast Lady, The Sad Horse, Conquest, The Furies, Anybody's Woman, Her Private Life, Daddy's Gone A-Hunting, Women Love Once, Lady of Secrets, Once a Lady, Novel Appeal
Star Sign Scorpio

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1Father: Thomas J. Akins; Mother: Elizabeth Green.
2Won the 1935 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the play "The Old Maid".
3Her husband Hugo Rumbold was a famed stage designer known the world over. They lived on an estate called Green Fountains at 2401 Brigden Road in Pasadena after their 1932 marriage.
4She was the first writer considered by Universal Pictures to write the screenplay for the Show Boat (1936), the film version of the famed Broadway musical, but her screen treatment was ultimately rejected and Oscar Hammerstein II eventually adapted his own stage script for the film.
5Great aunt of Laurie Metcalf



Her Private Life1929play "Declassee"
Eve's Secret1925play "The Moon-Flower"
Daddy's Gone A-Hunting1925play
Theatre 6251968TV Series play - 1 episode
Grande Teatro Tupi1959TV Series 1 episode
The Sad Horse1959story
Stage Struck1958from a play by
Telephone Time1957TV Series writer - 1 episode
Schlitz Playhouse1957TV Series teleplay - 1 episode
Ethel Barrymore Theater1956TV Series 1 episode
Screen Directors PlayhouseTV Series 1 episode, 1956 teleplay - 1 episode, 1956
Matinee Theatre1956TV Series play - 1 episode
Ponds Theater1954TV Series play - 1 episode
How to Marry a Millionaire1953plays
Hollywood Opening Night1952TV Series 1 episode
Robert Montgomery Presents1952TV Series play - 1 episode
Pulitzer Prize Playhouse1950TV Series play - 1 episode
The Ford Theatre Hour1950TV Series play - 1 episode
Desire Me1947
The Old Maid1939based on the play by: Pulitzer Prize
Zaza1938screenplay - as Zoë Akins
Marie Antoinette1938uncredited
Three Blind Mice1938play "The Greeks Had a Word for It" - uncredited
The Toy Wife1938screen play
Conquest1937contributing writer - uncredited
Accused1936screenplay / story
Camille1936screen play
My Man Godfrey1936contributing writer - uncredited
Show Boat1936contributing writer - material unused, uncredited
Lady of Secrets1936
Outcast Lady1934screen play
Morning Glory1933from the play by
Christopher Strong1933screen play
The Greeks Had a Word for Them1932play "The Greeks Had a Word for It"
Working Girls1931
Girls About Town1931story
Once a Lady1931
Women Love Once1931
The Right to Love1930
Toda una vida1930adaptation
Anybody's Woman1930dialogue / screenplay
Ladies Love Brutes1930play "Pardon My Glove"
The Furies1930play
Sarah and Son1930adaptation / dialogue

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