- (1883-1937)Born in New York as Samuel Shiffman, he began a playwriting career translating Jacob Gor-din's The Kreutzer Sonata (1904). Most of his plays were collaborations, including The Spell (1907; a rare solo effort), Elevating a Husband (1912; with Clara Lipman), The Friendly Enemies (1918; with Aaron Hoffman), East Is West (1918; with John B. Hymer), The Woman in Room 13 (1919; with Max Marcin), First Is Last (1919; with Percival Wilde), Crooked Gamblers (1920; with Wilde), Lawful Larceny (1922), Crime (1927; with Hymer), Scarlet Pages (1929; with Hymer), A Lady Detained (1935; with Hymer), and Behind Red Lights (1937; with Beth Brown).
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