Author

Jerome Chodorov

Jerome Chodorov

Jerome Chodorov (10 August 1911 - 12 September 2004) was a playwright and librettist.

He was born in New York City, and entered journalism in the 1930s, but is best known for his play MY SISTER EILEEN and for the musical comedy WONDERFUL TOWN, which is based on it. Joseph Fields was his frequent collaborator. He was blacklisted during the McCarthy era.

His brother, Edward Chodorov (1904-1988), was also a playwright, author of the perennial favorite of amateur groups, KIND LADY.

Plays:

" Schoolhouse on the Lot
" Junior Miss
" The French Touch
" My Sister Eileen
" Anniversary Waltz
" The Ponder Heart
" Three Bags Full
" A Talent for Murder

Musicals:

" Wonderful Town (Tony Award for Best Musical, 1953)
" The Girl in Pink Tights
" I Had a Ball
" Anastasia Affaire

Other:

" Alive and Kicking (revue, 1950) - additional material
" The Gazebo - director
" Christine - director
" Blood, Sweat and Stanley Poole - 1961

Film:

" The Case of the Lucky Legs (a 1935 Perry Mason film)
" My Sister Eileen
" Junior Miss
" Happy Anniversary - 1959, based on Anniversary Waltz
" Those Endearing Young Charms
" Louisiana Purchase

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