Arthur Richman (Arthur Reichman)

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New York City, New York, USA
Playwright and Hollywood screenwriter Arthur Richman was born in New York City on April 16, 1886 to William and Janice (or Jennie) Reichman. His father, a native of Fürth, Bavaria, became a successful merchant after coming to America in the mid 1870s at around the age of twenty. Richman's mother was born in New York around 1865, the daughter of German immigrants. A younger sister, Metha, rounded out the family in 1892

Arthur Richman was a leading playwright in the 1920s and 30s, having produced eleven Broadway plays before Hollywood beckoned in the mid 1930s. Read more...