Gender
Male
Born
Nov 16, 1889
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Died
Jun 02, 1961
New York, New York, USA
Director Theatre Owner/Operator Producer Performer Writer Lyricist Source Material
Relations
Father of
Anne Kaufman
Father-in-law of
Irving Schneider
Husband of
Beatrice Kaufman (March 15, 1917 - October 6, 1945) her death
Husband of
Leueen MacGrath (May 26, 1949 - 1957) divorced
Uncle of
Kate Friedlich
Prince of Broadway (Aug 24, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017)
  • "Merrilly We Roll Along" from the play by George S. Kaufman
MusicalRevueOriginal
You Can't Take It With You (Sep 28, 2014 - Feb 22, 2015)
  • Written by George S. Kaufman
PlayComedyFarceRevival
The Royal Family (Oct 08, 2009 - Dec 13, 2009)
  • Written by George S. Kaufman
PlayComedyRevival
Dinner at Eight (Dec 19, 2002 - Jan 26, 2003)
  • Written by George S. Kaufman
PlayComedyRevival
The Man Who Came to Dinner (Jul 27, 2000 - Oct 08, 2000)
  • Written by George S. Kaufman
PlayComedyRevival
You Can't Take It With You (Apr 04, 1983 - Jan 01, 1984)
  • Written by George S. Kaufman
PlayComedy FarceRevival
Merrily We Roll Along (Nov 16, 1981 - Nov 28, 1981)
  • From the play by George S. Kaufman
MusicalComedyOriginal
The Man Who Came to Dinner (Jun 26, 1980 - Sep 07, 1980)
  • Written by George S. Kaufman
PlayComedyRevival
Once in a Lifetime (Jun 15, 1978 - Aug 27, 1978)
  • Written by George S. Kaufman
PlayComedyRevival
The Royal Family (Dec 30, 1975 - Jul 18, 1976)
  • Written by George S. Kaufman
PlayComedyRevival
Beggar on Horseback (May 14, 1970 - Jun 27, 1970)
  • Written by George S. Kaufman
PlayRevival
Sherry! (Mar 28, 1967 - May 27, 1967)
  • Based on "The Man Who Came to Dinner" by George S. Kaufman
MusicalOriginal
You Can't Take It With You (Feb 10, 1967 - Feb 1967)
  • Written by George S. Kaufman
PlayComedy FarceRevival
Dinner at Eight (Sep 27, 1966 - Jan 14, 1967)
  • Written by George S. Kaufman
PlayComedyRevival
You Can't Take It With You (Nov 23, 1965 - Jun 18, 1966)
  • Written by George S. Kaufman
PlayComedy FarceRevival
Romanoff and Juliet (Oct 10, 1957 - Sep 13, 1958)
  • Staged by George S. Kaufman
PlayComedyOriginal
Silk Stockings (Feb 24, 1955 - Apr 14, 1956)
  • Book by George S. Kaufman
MusicalComedyOriginal
The Solid Gold Cadillac (Nov 05, 1953 - Feb 12, 1955)
  • Staged by George S. Kaufman
  • Written by George S. Kaufman
PlayComedyOriginal
First Lady (May 28, 1952 - Jun 08, 1952)
  • Written by George S. Kaufman
PlayComedyRevival
Of Thee I Sing (May 05, 1952 - Jul 05, 1952)
  • Directed by George S. Kaufman
  • Book by George S. Kaufman
MusicalComedyRevival
Fancy Meeting You Again (Jan 14, 1952 - Jan 19, 1952)
  • Staged by George S. Kaufman
  • Written by George S. Kaufman
PlayComedyOriginal
The Small Hours (Feb 15, 1951 - Mar 03, 1951)
  • Staged by George S. Kaufman
  • Written by George S. Kaufman
PlayComedyOriginal
The Royal Family (Jan 10, 1951 - Jan 21, 1951)
  • Written by George S. Kaufman
PlayComedyRevival
Guys and Dolls (Nov 24, 1950 - Nov 28, 1953)
  • Staged by George S. Kaufman
MusicalComedyOriginal
The Enchanted (Jan 18, 1950 - Feb 25, 1950)
  • Staged by George S. Kaufman
PlayComedyOriginal
Metropole (Dec 06, 1949 - Dec 07, 1949)
  • Staged by George S. Kaufman
PlayComedyOriginal
The Happiest Years (Apr 25, 1949 - Apr 30, 1949)
  • Theatre Operated by George S. Kaufman
PlayComedyOriginal
Bravo! (Nov 11, 1948 - Dec 18, 1948)
  • Theatre Owned / Operated by George S. Kaufman
  • Staged by George S. Kaufman
  • Written by George S. Kaufman
PlayOriginal
Town House (Sep 23, 1948 - Oct 02, 1948)
  • Staged by George S. Kaufman
PlayOriginal
Park Avenue (Nov 04, 1946 - Jan 04, 1947)
  • Staged by George S. Kaufman
  • Book by George S. Kaufman
MusicalComedyOriginal
Born Yesterday (Feb 04, 1946 - Dec 31, 1949)
  • Theatre Owned / Operated by George S. Kaufman
PlayComedyOriginal
The Next Half Hour (Oct 29, 1945 - Nov 03, 1945)
  • Staged by George S. Kaufman
PlayDramaOriginal
Hollywood Pinafore (May 31, 1945 - Jul 14, 1945)
  • Staged by George S. Kaufman
  • Book and Lyrics revised by George S. Kaufman
MusicalComedyOriginal
You Can't Take It With You (Mar 26, 1945 - Apr 07, 1945)
  • Written by George S. Kaufman
PlayComedy FarceRevival
Seven Lively Arts (Dec 07, 1944 - May 12, 1945)
  • Book by George S. Kaufman
MusicalRevueOriginal
The Late George Apley (Nov 21, 1944 - Nov 17, 1945)
  • Theatre Owned / Operated by George S. Kaufman
  • Staged by George S. Kaufman
  • Written by George S. Kaufman
PlayComedyOriginal
While the Sun Shines (Sep 19, 1944 - Oct 21, 1944)
  • Staged by George S. Kaufman
PlayComedyOriginal
Over 21 (Jan 03, 1944 - Jul 08, 1944)
  • Staged by George S. Kaufman
PlayOriginal
The Naked Genius (Oct 21, 1943 - Nov 20, 1943)
  • Staged by George S. Kaufman
PlayComedyOriginal
The Doughgirls (Dec 30, 1942 - Jul 29, 1944)
  • Theatre Managed by George S. Kaufman
  • Staged by George S. Kaufman
PlayComedyOriginal
Junior Miss (Nov 18, 1941 - Jul 24, 1943)
  • Theatre Operated by George S. Kaufman
PlayComedyOriginal
The Land Is Bright (Oct 28, 1941 - Jan 03, 1942)
  • Staged by George S. Kaufman
  • Written by George S. Kaufman
PlayOriginal
Mr. Big (Sep 30, 1941 - Oct 04, 1941)
  • Produced by George S. Kaufman
  • Staged by George S. Kaufman
PlayOriginal
My Sister Eileen (Dec 26, 1940 - Jan 16, 1943)
  • Staged by George S. Kaufman
PlayComedyOriginal
George Washington Slept Here (Oct 18, 1940 - Mar 15, 1941)
  • Directed by George S. Kaufman
  • Theatre Owned / Operated by George S. Kaufman
  • Written by George S. Kaufman
PlayComedyOriginal
The Man Who Came to Dinner (Oct 16, 1939 - Jul 12, 1941)
  • Staged by George S. Kaufman
  • Written by George S. Kaufman
PlayComedyOriginal
The American Way (Jul 17, 1939 - Sep 23, 1939)
  • Staged by George S. Kaufman
  • Written by George S. Kaufman
PlaySpectacleOriginal
The American Way (Jan 21, 1939 - Jun 1939)
  • Staged by George S. Kaufman
  • Written by George S. Kaufman
PlaySpectacleOriginal
The Fabulous Invalid (Oct 08, 1938 - Dec 03, 1938)
  • Staged by George S. Kaufman
  • Written by George S. Kaufman
PlayOriginal
Sing Out the News (Sep 24, 1938 - Jan 07, 1939)
  • Produced in association with George S. Kaufman
  • Uncredited book doctoring by George S. Kaufman
MusicalRevueOriginal
Of Mice and Men (Nov 23, 1937 - May 1938)
  • Staged by George S. Kaufman
PlayDramaOriginal
I'd Rather Be Right (Nov 02, 1937 - Jul 09, 1938)
  • Book staged by George S. Kaufman
  • Book by George S. Kaufman
MusicalComedyOriginal
You Can't Take It With You (Dec 14, 1936 - Dec 03, 1938)
  • Staged by George S. Kaufman
  • Written by George S. Kaufman
PlayComedy FarceOriginal
Stage Door (Oct 22, 1936 - Mar 1937)
  • Staged by George S. Kaufman
  • Written by George S. Kaufman
PlayComedyOriginal
Tomorrow's a Holiday (Dec 30, 1935 - Jan 1936)
  • Staged by George S. Kaufman
PlayDramaOriginal
First Lady (Nov 26, 1935 - Jun 1936)
  • Staged by George S. Kaufman
  • Written by George S. Kaufman
PlayComedyOriginal
Merrily We Roll Along (Sep 29, 1934 - Feb 1935)
  • Staged by George S. Kaufman
  • Written by George S. Kaufman
PlayOriginal
The Dark Tower (Nov 25, 1933 - Jan 1934)
  • Directed by George S. Kaufman
  • Written by George S. Kaufman
PlayMelodramaOriginal
Let 'Em Eat Cake (Oct 21, 1933 - Jan 06, 1934)
  • Book staged by George S. Kaufman
  • Book by George S. Kaufman
MusicalComedyOriginal
June Moon (May 15, 1933 - Jun 24, 1933)
  • Written by George S. Kaufman
PlayComedyRevival
Of Thee I Sing (May 15, 1933 - Jun 10, 1933)
  • Book staged by George S. Kaufman
  • Book by George S. Kaufman
MusicalComedyRevival
Face the Music (Jan 31, 1933 - Feb 25, 1933)
  • Book directed by George S. Kaufman
MusicalComedy RevueRevival
Dinner at Eight (Oct 22, 1932 - May 1933)
  • Staged by George S. Kaufman
  • Written by George S. Kaufman
PlayComedyOriginal
Flying Colors (Sep 15, 1932 - Jan 25, 1933)
  • "On the American Plan" written in collaboration with George S. Kaufman
MusicalRevueOriginal
Here Today (Sep 06, 1932 - Oct 1932)
  • Staged by George S. Kaufman
PlayComedyOriginal
Face the Music (Feb 17, 1932 - Jul 09, 1932)
  • Directed by George S. Kaufman
MusicalComedy RevueOriginal
Of Thee I Sing (Dec 26, 1931 - Jan 14, 1933)
  • Staged by George S. Kaufman
  • Book by George S. Kaufman
MusicalComedyOriginal
The Band Wagon (Jun 03, 1931 - Jan 16, 1932)
  • Book by George S. Kaufman
MusicalRevueOriginal
Once in a Lifetime (Sep 24, 1930 - Sep 05, 1931)
  • Staged by George S. Kaufman
  • Performer: George S. Kaufman [Lawrence Vail]
  • Written by George S. Kaufman
PlayComedyOriginal
Joseph (Feb 12, 1930 - Feb 1930)
  • Staged by George S. Kaufman
PlayComedyOriginal
Strike Up the Band (Jan 14, 1930 - Jun 28, 1930)
  • Based on a libretto by George S. Kaufman
MusicalComedyOriginal
The Channel Road (Oct 17, 1929 - Dec 1929)
  • Written by George S. Kaufman
PlayComedyOriginal
June Moon (Oct 09, 1929 - Jun 04, 1930)
  • Staged by George S. Kaufman
  • Written by George S. Kaufman
PlayComedyOriginal
Animal Crackers (Oct 23, 1928 - Apr 06, 1929)
  • Book by George S. Kaufman
MusicalComedyOriginal
The Front Page (Aug 14, 1928 - Apr 1929)
  • Staged by George S. Kaufman
PlayComedyOriginal
The Royal Family (Dec 28, 1927 - Oct 21, 1928)
  • Written by George S. Kaufman
PlayComedyOriginal
The Cocoanuts (May 16, 1927 - May 28, 1927)
  • Book by George S. Kaufman
MusicalComedyRevival
The Good Fellow (Oct 05, 1926 - Oct 1926)
  • Directed by George S. Kaufman
  • Written by George S. Kaufman
PlayComedyOriginal
The Cocoanuts (Dec 08, 1925 - Aug 07, 1926)
  • Book by George S. Kaufman
MusicalComedyOriginal
The Butter and Egg Man (Sep 23, 1925 - Apr 1926)
  • Written by George S. Kaufman
PlayComedyOriginal
Beggar on Horseback (Mar 23, 1925 - Apr 1925)
  • Written by George S. Kaufman
PlayRevival
Minick (Sep 24, 1924 - Jan 1925)
  • Written by George S. Kaufman
PlayComedyOriginal
Be Yourself (Sep 03, 1924 - Nov 22, 1924)
  • Book by George S. Kaufman
  • Lyrics by George S. Kaufman
MusicalComedyOriginal
Beggar on Horseback (Feb 12, 1924 - Aug 23, 1924)
  • Written by George S. Kaufman
PlayOriginal
The Deep Tangled Wildwood (Nov 05, 1923 - Nov 1923)
  • Written by George S. Kaufman
PlayComedyOriginal
Helen of Troy, New York (Jun 19, 1923 - Dec 01, 1923)
  • Book by George S. Kaufman
MusicalComedyOriginal
Merton of the Movies (Nov 13, 1922 - Oct 20, 1923)
  • Written by George S. Kaufman
PlayComedyOriginal
The '49ers (Nov 06, 1922 - Nov 18, 1922)
  • Directed by George S. Kaufman
  • Sketches By: George S. Kaufman
MusicalRevueOriginal
To the Ladies (Feb 20, 1922 - Jun 10, 1922)
  • Written by George S. Kaufman
PlayComedyOriginal
Dulcy (Aug 13, 1921 - Mar 11, 1922)
  • Written by George S. Kaufman
PlayComedyOriginal
Some One in the House (Sep 09, 1918 - Oct 1918)
  • Written by George S. Kaufman
PlayOriginal

Tony Award®

Best Director

1951 | Winner  | Guys and Dolls
Staged by George S. Kaufman

Pulitzer Prize

for Drama

1937 | Winner  | You Can't Take It With You
Written by George S. Kaufman

for Drama

1932 | Winner  | Of Thee I Sing
Book by George S. Kaufman

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