(1904-1979) S. J. Perelman, humorist, was best known for his New Yorker spoofs. With his wife he wrote two plays for Broadway, ALL GOOD AMERICANS and THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, and alone he wrote THE BEAUTY PART. He collaborated with Kurt Weill and Ogden Nash on the musical ONE TOUCH OF VENUS. Regionally, he wrote the musical SWEET BYE AND BYE with Ogden Nash, Vernon Duke and Al Hirschfeld. Perelman wrote the screenplays Monkey Business and Horse Feathers for the Marx Brothers and won an Academy Award for his screenplay, Around the World in 80 Days.