S.N. Behrman (Samuel Nathaniel Behrman)

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Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Playwright, screenwriter, essayist, raconteur and consummate wit, Samuel Nathaniel Behrman became known as Broadway's pre-eminent author of sophisticated high comedy. Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, the son of a devout Jewish grocer, he grew up in fairly impoverished circumstances. He attended Clark College from 1912, but was suspended two years later for refusing to participate in compulsory physical education classes. Undeterred, Behrman enrolled at Harvard, studied drama at "47 Workshop" and English under Professor Charles Townsend Copeland, eventually publishing and selling (for $15) his first story "La Vie Parisienne". Read more...