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Age71 (age at death)
Birthday 16 November, 1889
Birthplace Pittsburgh, PA
Died 2 June, 1961
Place of Death New York City, NY, USA
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Nationality American
Occupation Playwright
Claim to Fame You Can`t Take It With You
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George Simon Kaufman (16 November 1889 – 2 June 1961) was an American playwright, theatre director and producer, humorist, and drama critic. In addition to comedies and political satire, he wrote several musicals for the Marx Brothers and others. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the musical Of Thee I Sing (with Morrie Ryskind and Ira Gershwin) in 1932, and won again in 1937 for the play You Can't Take It with You (with Moss Hart). He also won the Tony Award for Best Director in 1951 for the musical Guys and Dolls.

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