Ferber, Edna,1887–1968, American author, b. Kalamazoo, Mich. Her novels portray the lives of a wide variety of Americans in a vigorous, colorful, and panoramic fashion. Among her best-known novels are So Big (1924; Pulitzer Prize), Show Boat (1926, musical version 1927), Cimarron (1929), Saratoga Trunk (1941), Giant (1952), and Ice Palace (1958). Ferber also collaborated with George S. KaufmanKaufman, George S.
, 1889–1961, American dramatist and journalist, b. Pittsburgh as George Kaufman. As a drama critic for various New York newspapers he was influential in raising the standards of criticism in the theater.
..... Click the link for more information. on such plays as The Royal Family (1927), Dinner at Eight (1932), and Stage Door (1936).
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/
Ferber, Edna(1885–1968) writer; born in Kalamazoo, Mich. A midwestern reporter, she moved to New York City in 1912. She is remembered for her popular fiction featuring strong heroines as in So Big (1924, Pulitzer Prize) and Giant (1952); Show Boat (1926), which was transformed into a classic musical; and several witty stage comedies written in collaboration with George S. Kaufman including Dinner at Eight (1932) and Stage Door (1936).
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.