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Robert Woodruff Anderson

  • Birth 28 Apr 1917 New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Death 9 Feb 2009 Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Burial Roxbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
  • Memorial ID 33706453

Playwright, Screenwriter. He is best known for his play "Tea and Sympathy" (1953 to 1955), which was made into a successful motion picture in 1956. Born in New York City, New York, 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.

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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 9 Feb 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 33706453
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Woodruff Anderson (28 Apr 1917–9 Feb 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 33706453, citing Roxbury Center Cemetery, Roxbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .