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Hart, Moss
Hart, Moss

(1904-1961) Moss Hart began his career as a playwright, director and producer in 1930 when, with George S. Kaufman, he wrote ONCE IN A LIFETIME. Subsequent Kaufman and Hart successes include MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU and THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER, among others. In collaboration with Irving Berlin, he wrote FACE THE MUSIC and AS THOUSANDS CHEER.  In solo efforts, he scored personal triumphs with JUBILEE, LIGHT UP THE SKY and LADY IN THE DARK, which he also directed. His directorial credits include MY FAIR LADY, CAMELOT, and WINGED VICTORY, which he also wrote. Among his screen credits are A Star Is Born (for Judy Garland), Gentleman's Agreement, and Hans Christian Anderson (for Danny Kaye). His autobiography Act One topped the best-seller list for 40 weeks.

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      In 1904, Moss Hart was born; playwright, director, and producer. Hart collaborated with Irving Berlin on the shows FACE THE MUSIC and AS THOUSANDS CHEER, created LADY IN THE DARK with Ira Gershwin and Kurt Weill, and also worked with Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers on the musical satire I'D RATHER BE RIGHT.
      In 1942 LADY IN THE DARK closed on Broadway after 467 performances.
      In 1941, LADY IN THE DARK premiered at the Alvin Theatre in New York where it ran for 467 performances.