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Robert Woodruff Anderson
Birth: Apr. 28, 1917
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Feb. 9, 2009
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Playwright, Screenwriter. He is best known for his play "Tea and Sympathy" (1953 to 1955), which was made into a successful film in 1956. Born in New York City, Anderson was educated at Harvard University. After serving in the United States Navy during World War II, he studied at the Dramatic Workshop of the New School. He began his career as a writer during the early years of television for such programs as "The Philco Television Playhouse", "Goodyear Television Playhouse" and "The United States Steel Hour". In addition, Anderson co-produced the theatre productions "Sabrina Fair" (1953 to 1954), "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" (1955 to 1956), "Time Remembered" (1957 to 1958) and "The Rope Dancers" (1957 to 1958). Among his other stage writing credits are "All Summer Long" (1954), "Silent Night, Lonely Night" (1959 to 1960), "You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running" (1967 to 1969) and "I Never Sang for My Father", which became an Oscar-nominated 1970 film adaptation. His further big screen credits include "Until They Sail" (1957), "The Nun's Story" (1959) and "The Sand Pebbles" (1966). He was formerly married to actress Teresa Wright. He died from complications of Alzheimer's disease and pneumonia. (bio by: C.S.) 
 
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  Phyllis Stohl Anderson (1907 - 1956)*
 
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Roxbury Center Cemetery
Roxbury
Litchfield County
Connecticut, USA
 
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Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Feb 10, 2009
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