- (1887-1968)Born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the novelist also wrote several popular plays. The Eldest (1920), her first solo effort, failed, but as a collaborator she fared better. In collaboration with George V. Hobart she wrote Our Mrs. McChesney (1915), a sturdy vehicle for Ethel Barrymore. With Newman Levy, she wrote $1200 a Year (1920). Ferber's fruitful collaboration with George S. Kaufman resulted in Minick (1924), The Royal Family (1927), Dinner at Eight* (1932), and Stage Door* (1936), all of which garnered critical acclaim, long runs, and popular motion picture versions. Show Boat (1926), her durable novel of itinerant performers on the Mississippi River, became a celebrated Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.-produced 1927 musical with a score by Jerome Kern and lyrics and libretto by Oscar Hammerstein II.* Another Ferber novel, Saratoga Trunk (1941), was adapted into a 1959 musical. Two later collaborations with Kaufman, The Land Is Bright (1941) and Bravo! (1948), were less successful.
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FERBER, EDNA — (1887–1968), U.S. novelist and playwright. She was born into a middle class family in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and at the age of 17 became a newspaper reporter in Appleton, Wisconsin. Later she went to the Milwaukee Journal and the Chicago Tribune.… … Encyclopedia of Judaism
Ferber, Edna — born Aug. 15, 1887, Kalamazoo, Mich., U.S. died April 16, 1968, New York, N.Y. U.S. novelist and short story writer. Ferber began her career at age 17 as a reporter in Wisconsin. Her early stories were collected in Emma McChesney & Co. (1915) and … Universalium
Ferber, Edna — (1887–1968) US novelist and playwright. Born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Edna Ferber grew up in a small Jewish community affectionately described in her autobiography, A Peculiar Treasure (1939). She became a wellknown novelist with such works as… … Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament
Ferber, Edna — (15 ago. 1887, Kalamazoo, Mich., EE.UU.–16 abr. 1968, Nueva York, N.Y.). Novelista y cuentista estadounidense. A los 17 años inició su carrera como reportera en Wisconsin. Sus primeros cuentos se recopilaron en Emma McChesney & Co. (1915) y otros … Enciclopedia Universal
Ferber,Edna — Fer·ber (fûrʹbər), Edna. 1887 1968. American writer who wrote several popular novels, including So Big (1924), which won a Pulitzer Prize. * * * … Universalium
Ferber, Edna — (1887 1968) American novelist. Born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, she worked first as a journalist. Her works include Show Boat, Giant, So Big, Dawn O Hara, The Girls, Cimarron, Come and Get It and Saratoga Trunk. Together with George S. Kaufmann,… … Dictionary of Jewish Biography
Ferber — (izg. fèrber), Edna (1887 1968) DEFINICIJA američka novinarka i književnica, sa simpatijama pisala o američkoj srednjoj klasi (Ploveće kazalište) … Hrvatski jezični portal
Edna Ferber — noun United States novelist; author of several popular novels (1887 1968) • Syn: ↑Ferber • Instance Hypernyms: ↑writer, ↑author * * * Edna Ferber [Edna Ferber … Useful english dictionary
Edna — /ed neuh/, n. a female given name: from a Hebrew word meaning rejuvenation, rebirth. * * * (as used in expressions) Ferber Edna Millay Edna St. Vincent Proulx Edna Annie * * * … Universalium
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