Ketti Frings (February 28, 19091 or 19152 - February 11, 1981) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American author, playwright, and screenwriter. Events 202 BC - coronation ceremony of Liu Bang as Emperor Gaozu of Han takes place initiating four centuries of the Han Dynasty 's rule Year 1909 ( MCMIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting Year 1915 ( MCMXV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year Events 660 BC - Traditional founding date of Japan by Emperor Jimmu. Year 1981 ( MCMLXXXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 The Pulitzer Prize, ˈpʊlɨtsɚ PULL-it-sər is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in Newspaper journalism,
Born Katherine Herbert in Columbus, Ohio, Ketti attended Principia College, began her career as a copywriter, and went on to work as a feature writer for United Press International. Columbus is the Capital and the largest city of the US state of Ohio. For other uses of the term Principia see Principia The Principia is an educational institution for Christian Scientists, located on two campuses in She married Kurt Frings in 1938.
In 1941 her novel Hold Back the Dawn was adapted for the screen. Hold Back the Dawn is a 1941 romantic film in which a Romanian Gigolo marries an American woman in Mexico in order to gain The resulting movie was directed by Mitchell Leisen and starred Olivia de Havilland and Charles Boyer. Mitchell Leisen (b October 6 1898, Menominee Michigan &ndash d Olivia Mary de Havilland (born July 1, 1916) is a two-time Academy Award -winning actress. Charles Boyer (28 August 1899 – 26 August 1978 was a four-time Academy Award -nominated French Actor who starred in a number of classic Hollywood
She wrote her first Broadway play, Mr. Sycamore, in 1942. Broadway theater, commonly called simply Broadway, refers to theatrical performances presented in one of the 39 large professional theaters with 500 seats or more located Mr Sycamore is a play written by Ketti Frings that was published in 1942 The play featured Lillian Gish and Stuart Erwin in the lead roles. Lillian Diana Gish ( October 14 1893 – February 27 1993) was an American stage screen and television actress whose Stuart Erwin ( 14 February 1903, Squaw Valley California &ndash 21 December 1967, Beverly Hills California) was an
Her Hollywood movie screenplays include Guest in the House (1944), The File on Thelma Jordon (1950), Come Back, Little Sheba (1952), About Mrs. The File on Thelma Jordon ( 1950) is a Film noir directed by Robert Siodmak from a screenplay by Ketti Frings. Leslie (1954), The Shrike (1955), and Foxfire (1955). The Shrike is a 1955 film based on the Joseph Kramm play The Shrike directed by and starring Jose Ferrer with June Allyson
In 1958 Frings adapted the Thomas Wolfe novel Look Homeward, Angel into a play of the same name. Thomas Clayton Wolfe ( October 3, 1900 &ndash September 15, 1938) was an acclaimed American Novelist of the early 20th Look Homeward Angel A Story of the Buried life is a 1929 Novel by Thomas Wolfe. It ran on Broadway for 564 performances at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, received six Tony Award nominations, and won the 1958 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The Ethel Barrymore Theatre is a legitimate Broadway theatre located at 243 West 47th Street in midtown- Manhattan. The Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre, more commonly known as the Tony Awards, recognize achievement in live American Theatre and are presented The Pulitzer Prize for Drama was first awarded in 1918 From 1918 to 2006 the Drama Prize was unlike the majority of the other Pulitzer Prizes during these years the Frings was named "Woman of the Year" by The Los Angeles Times in the same year. The Los Angeles Times (also known as the LA Times) is a daily Newspaper published in Los Angeles California and distributed
Frings, the mother of one daughter, Kathie, and a son, Peter, died of cancer in Los Angeles.