Ferber, Edna

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.
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 on such plays as The Royal Family (1927), Dinner at Eight (1932), and Stage Door (1936).

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).
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Giant Novel about two generations of wealthy Texans by Ferber, Edna, published in 1952.