Lardner, Ring


Lardner, Ring
(1885-1933)
   Born in Niles, Michigan, Ringgold Wilmer Lardner became one of America's greatest humorists with his numerous short stories. He occasionally worked as a songwriter and playwright, and he wrote songs for producer Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. for the Ziegfeld Follies editions of 1917 and 1922 and the Ziegfeld-produced musical Smiles (1930). Robert E. Sherwood adapted Lardner's story The Love Nest into a play in 1927. Lardner had a mild success with the comedy Elmer the Great (1928) in a George M. Cohan production. His biggest hit came in collaboration with George S. Kaufman on June Moon (1929), a comedy satirizing Tin Pan Alley. His son, Ring Lardner Jr., became a motion picture writer and was famously blacklisted for a time during the McCarthy Communist "witch hunt" era in the 1950s.

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  • Lardner, Ring — ▪ American writer original name  Ringgold Wilmer Lardner  born March 6, 1885, Niles, Mich., U.S. died Sept. 25, 1933, East Hampton, N.Y.       American writer, one of the most gifted, as well as the most bitter, satirists in the United States and …   Universalium

  • Lardner, Ring — pseud. di Lardner, Ringgold Wilmer …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • Lardner, Ring Jr. — pseud. di Lardner, Ringgold Wilmer Jr …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • Lardner, Ring(gold Wilmer) — born March 6, 1885, Niles, Mich., U.S. died Sept. 25, 1933, East Hampton, N.Y. U.S. writer. He worked as a newspaper reporter, sportswriter, and columnist before he began publishing fiction. He won popular success with comic stories about a… …   Universalium

  • Lardner, Ring(gold Wilmer) — (6 mar. 1885, Niles, Mich., EE.UU.–25 sep. 1933, East Hampton, N.Y.). Escritor estadounidense. Se desempeñó como reportero, periodista deportivo y columnista antes de publicar sus primeras obras de ficción. Alcanzó gran éxito con sus divertidos… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Ring Lardner — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Ringgold Wilmer Lardner (6 de marzo de 1885 – 25 de septiembre de 1933) es un periodista deportivo y escritor satírico estadounidense. Biografía y carrera Nacido en Niles (Míchigan), Ringgold Lardner era el menor de… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Ring Lardner Jr. — Ringgold Wilmer „Ring“ Lardner jr. (* 19. August 1915 in Chicago, Illinois; † 31. Oktober 2000 in New York) war ein US amerikanischer Drehbuchautor. Er ist der Sohn des Schriftstellers und Sportjournalisten Ring Lardner. Sein älterer Bruder John… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ring Lardner — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Lardner. Ring Lardner Naissance 6 mars 1885 Niles, Michigan Décès 25 septembre 1933 East Hampton …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ring Lardner Jr. — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Lardner. Ring W. Lardner Jr. est un scénariste américain né le 19 août 1915 à Chicago, Illinois (États Unis), décédé le 31 octobre 2000 à Manhattan (New York). Biographie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ring Lardner Jr. — Ring Lardner Jr. Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Ringgold Wilmer Ring Lardner Jr. (9 de agosto de 1915 – 31 de octubre de 2000) fue un periodista y guionista estadounidense ganador de dos Oscars, que fue incluido en las listas negras de los… …   Wikipedia Español


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