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Albert Hackett

The husband-and-wife team of Albert Maurice Hackett (born in New York City on February 16, 1900) and Frances Goodrich (born in Belleville, New Jersey, on December 21, 1890) began their joint career as Broadway playwrights in the 1920s. The success of their comedy Up Pops the Devil brought 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, including Easter Parade (for which they won the Writers Guild of America Award); The Thin Man and 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 Trailer and It’s a Wonderful Life (co-written with Frank Capra and Jo Swerling). The Diary of Anne Frank won 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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