Jerome Alden was born on March 5th 1921 in Portland, Oregon and died in 1997.
He graduated from the University of Oregon. During World War II he served in Special Services as a writer/broadcaster. After the war he moved to New York City where he appeared as an actor in varying productions during the early years of Off-Broadway; HOME OF THE BRAVE at the Henry Street Settlement being one.
Mr. Alden wrote BULLY, which first played on Broadway in 1977, as well as the book for the musical TEDDY AND ALICE which opened on Broadway in 1987.
He also conceived and wrote the highly successful, A PROGRAM FOR TWO PLAYERS, AN EVENING OF SHAKESPEARE which won the Outer Critics Circle Award.
He adapted John Dos Passos' USA trilogy for TV into a CBS miniseries. He wrote many TV plays including A GATHERING OF ONE (THE ORDEAL OF JONATHAN EDWARDS,) and RACHEL AND ANDREW. Some of the documentaries he wrote are: THE TRUMAN YEARS and the AMERICAN ADVENTURE series. He was also Executive story editor/writer for the EMMY Award winning CBS BICENTENNIAL MINUTES.
Mr. Alden was married to the ballerina, Barbara Gay who danced in the original Broadway productions of ANNIE GET YOUR GUN and ON THE TOWN.