Leueen MacGrath

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    George Simon Kaufman (November 16, 1889 – June 2, 1961) was an American playwright, theatre director and producer, humorist, and drama critic. In addition to comedies and political satire, he wrote several musicals, notably for the Marx Brothers. One play and one musical that he wrote won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama: You Can't Take It with You (1937, with Moss Hart), and Of Thee I Sing (1932, with Morrie Ryskind and Ira Gershwin). He also won the Tony Award as a Director, for the musical Guys and Dolls.
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Age77 (age at death)
Birthday 3 July, 1914
Birthplace London, England, UK
Died 27 March, 1992
Place of Death London, England, UK
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Nationality British
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Pygmalion
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Born in London, England, MacGrath (pronounced mac-GRAW) began her acting career with a small role in the 1936 British film Whom the Gods Love, a biopic about Mozart and his wife Constanze. She followed this with Pygmalion and a series of B-movies, including All Hands, Meet Maxwell Archer, and The Saint's Vacation.

MacGrath made her Broadway debut in 1948 in the play Edward, My Son (she reprised her role in the film adaptation the following year). In 1951 she collaborated with Kaufman and Heywood Hale Broun on the writing of The Small Hours, which closed after 20 performances. The following year she and her husband scripted the even less successful Fancy Meeting You Again (in which she starred), which ran for only 8 performances. The couple finally achieved a hit in 1955 with Silk Stockings, the Cole Porter musical for which they co-wrote the book with Abe Burrows. She returned to acting for Tiger at the Gates and The Potting Shed.

Having settled in the United States following her marriage to Kaufman, MacGrath appeared in a number of American anthology television series popular in the 1950s, including The Philco Television Playhouse, Studio One, Lux Video Theatre, The United States Steel Hour, The Alcoa Hour, and Hallmark Hall of Fame.

MacGrath returned to the United Kingdom following her divorce. She died of complications from a stroke in London at the age of 77.

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