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Frances Goodrich

The husband-and-wife team ofAlbert Maurice Hackett(born in New York City on February 16, 1900) andFrances Goodrich(born in Belleville, New Jersey, on December 21, 1890) began their joint career as Broadway playwrights in the 1920s. The success of their comedyUp Pops the Devilbrought them to Hollywood to work on the 1931 screen version.They went on to write some of the most popular films of the 1930s and 1940s, includingEaster Parade(for which they won the Writers Guild of America Award);The Thin Manand its sequel,After the Thin Man;Father of the Bride;Seven Brides for Seven Brothers(all of which were nominated for Academy Awards for screenwriting);In the Good Old Summertime,The Long, Long TrailerandIt’s a Wonderful Life(co-written with Frank Capra and Jo Swerling).The Diary of Anne Frankwon them the 1956 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Tony Award for Best Play, and the New York Drama Critics’ Circle and Writers Guild of America awards.Goodrich died on January 29, 1984, and Hackett on March 16, 1995.


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