Gender
Male
Born
Jan 29, 1874
Portland, Maine, USA
Died
Oct 14, 1956
New York, New York, USA
Director Writer Source Material
Also Known As
John Oliver
Relations
Father of
Owen Davis, Jr.
  • CREDITS
    Whoopee! (Feb 14, 1979 - Aug 12, 1979)
    • Based on "The Nervous Wreck" by Owen Davis
    MusicalComedyRevival
    The Insect Comedy (Jun 03, 1948 - Jun 12, 1948)
    • Dramatized and Adapted by Owen Davis
    PlayComedyOriginal
    No Way Out (Oct 30, 1944 - Nov 04, 1944)
    • Directed by Owen Davis
    • Written by Owen Davis
    PlayOriginal
    The Snark Was a Boojum (Sep 01, 1943 - Sep 04, 1943)
    • Written by Owen Davis
    PlayComedyOriginal
    Mr. and Mrs. North (Jan 12, 1941 - May 31, 1941)
    • Dramatized by Owen Davis
    PlayOriginal
    Virginia (Sep 02, 1937 - Oct 23, 1937)
    • Book by Owen Davis
    MusicalRomanceOriginal
    Ethan Frome (Jan 21, 1936 - May 05, 1936)
    • Written by Owen Davis
    PlayOriginal
    Spring Freshet (Oct 04, 1934 - Oct 13, 1934)
    • Staged by Owen Davis
    • Written by Owen Davis
    PlayOriginal
    Too Many Boats (Sep 11, 1934 - Sep 1934)
    • Written by Owen Davis
    PlayDramaOriginal
    Jezebel (Dec 19, 1933 - Jan 1934)
    • Written by Owen Davis
    PlayDramaOriginal
    A Saturday Night (Feb 28, 1933 - Apr 1933)
    • Written by Owen Davis
    PlayComedyOriginal
    The Good Earth (Oct 17, 1932 - Dec 03, 1932)
    • Written by Owen Davis
    PlayOriginal
    Just to Remind You (Sep 07, 1931 - Sep 1931)
    • Written by Owen Davis
    PlayDramaOriginal
    The Ninth Guest (Aug 25, 1930 - Oct 1930)
    • Staged by Owen Davis
    • Written by Owen Davis
    PlayMelodrama MysteryOriginal
    Spring is Here (Mar 11, 1929 - Jun 08, 1929)
    • Book by Owen Davis
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Lady Fingers (Jan 31, 1929 - May 25, 1929)
    • from the comedy "Easy Come, Easy Go", by Owen Davis
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Whoopee! (Dec 04, 1928 - Nov 23, 1929)
    • Based on "The Nervous Wreck" by Owen Davis
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    To-Night at 12 (Nov 13, 1928 - Jan 1929)
    • Written by Owen Davis
    PlayOriginal
    Carry On (Jan 23, 1928 - Jan 1928)
    • Written by Owen Davis
    PlayOriginal
    The Triumphant Bachelor (Sep 15, 1927 - Sep 1927)
    • Written by Owen Davis
    PlayOriginal
    Gentle Grafters (Oct 27, 1926 - Nov 1926)
    • Written by Owen Davis
    PlayOriginal
    Sandalwood (Sep 22, 1926 - Oct 1926)
    • Written by Owen Davis
    PlayDramaOriginal
    The Donovan Affair (Aug 30, 1926 - Dec 1926)
    • Written by Owen Davis
    PlayDramaOriginal
    The Great Gatsby (Feb 02, 1926 - May 1926)
    • Written by Owen Davis
    PlayDramaOriginal
    Beware of Widows (Dec 01, 1925 - Jan 16, 1926)
    • Written by Owen Davis
    PlayOriginal
    Easy Come, Easy Go (Oct 26, 1925 - Apr 1926)
    • Written by Owen Davis
    PlayFarceOriginal
    Lazybones (Sep 22, 1924 - Nov 1924)
    • Written by Owen Davis
    PlayOriginal
    The Haunted House (Sep 02, 1924 - Dec 1924)
    • Written by Owen Davis
    PlayFarceOriginal
    The Nervous Wreck (Oct 09, 1923 - May 31, 1924)
    • Written by Owen Davis
    PlayComedyOriginal
    Home Fires (Aug 20, 1923 - Oct 1923)
    • Written by Owen Davis
    PlayComedyOriginal
    Icebound (Feb 10, 1923 - Jun 1923)
    • Written by Owen Davis
    PlayDramaOriginal
    The World We Live In (Oct 31, 1922 - Feb 03, 1923)
    • Book adapted by Owen Davis
    PlayComedyOriginal
    Dreams For Sale (Sep 13, 1922 - Sep 1922)
    • Written by Owen Davis
    PlayOriginal
    The Bronx Express (Apr 26, 1922 - Jun 1922)
    • Book adapted by Owen Davis
    PlayComedyOriginal
    Up the Ladder (Mar 06, 1922 - Jun 1922)
    • Written by Owen Davis
    PlayDramaOriginal
    The Detour (Aug 23, 1921 - Sep 1921)
    • Written by Owen Davis
    PlayDramaOriginal
    Marry the Poor Girl (Sep 25, 1920 - Oct 1920)
    • Written by Owen Davis
    PlayComedy FarceOriginal
    Opportunity (Jul 30, 1920 - Nov 1920)
    • Written by Owen Davis
    PlayOriginal
    Those Who Walk in Darkness (Aug 14, 1919 - Sep 1919)
    • Written by Owen Davis
    PlayDramaOriginal
    At 9:45 (Jun 28, 1919 - Oct 1919)
    • Written by Owen Davis
    PlayMelodramaOriginal
    Forever After (Sep 09, 1918 - Jun 1919)
    • Written by Owen Davis
    PlayOriginal
    The Scrap of Paper (Sep 17, 1917 - Nov 1917)
    • Written by Owen Davis
    PlayOriginal
    Mile-a-minute Kendall (Nov 28, 1916 - Closing date unknown)
    • Written by Owen Davis
    PlayOriginal
    Any House (Feb 14, 1916 - Feb 1916)
    • Written by Owen Davis
    PlayOriginal
    Sinners (Jan 07, 1915 - Jul 1915)
    • Written by Owen Davis
    PlayOriginal
    Big Jim Garrity (Oct 16, 1914 - Nov 1914)
    • Written by Owen Davis
    PlayOriginal
    The Family Cupboard (Aug 21, 1913 - Jun 1915)
    • Written by Owen Davis
    PlayOriginal
    What Happened to Mary (Mar 24, 1913 - Closing date unknown)
    • Written by Owen Davis
    PlayOriginal
    Making Good (Feb 05, 1912 - Feb 10, 1912)
    • Written by Owen Davis
    PlayDramaOriginal
    Lola (Mar 14, 1911 - Closing date unknown)
    • Written by Owen Davis
    PlayOriginal
    The Wishing Ring (Jan 20, 1910 - Closing date unknown)
    • Written by Owen Davis
    PlayOriginal
    Deadwood Dick's Last Shot (Dec 23, 1907 - Closing date unknown)
    • Written by Owen Davis
    PlayDramaOriginal
    The Auto Race (Nov 25, 1907 - May 23, 1908)
    • Book by Owen Davis
    MusicalHistory SpectacleOriginal
    It's Never Too Late to Mend (Nov 18, 1907 - Closing date unknown)
    • Written by Owen Davis
    PlayDramaOriginal
    Since Nellie Went Away (Oct 28, 1907 - Closing date unknown)
    • Written by Owen Davis
    PlayDramaOriginal
    Broadway After Dark (Sep 09, 1907 - Oct 05, 1907)
    • Written by John Oliver
    PlayMelodramaOriginal
    Edna, the Pretty Typewriter (Aug 26, 1907 - Closing date unknown)
    • Written by John Oliver
    PlayMelodramaOriginal
    The Great Express Robbery (Aug 12, 1907 - Closing date unknown)
    • Written by Owen Davis
    PlayDramaOriginal
    Convict 999 (Aug 05, 1907 - Closing date unknown)
    • Written by John Oliver
    PlayThrillerOriginal
    A Chorus Girl's Luck in New York (Aug 03, 1907 - Closing date unknown)
    • Written by Owen Davis
    PlayMelodramaOriginal
    The King and Queen of Gamblers (Jul 27, 1907 - Closing date unknown)
    • Written by Owen Davis
    PlayMelodramaOriginal
    A Race Across the Continent (Jul 27, 1907 - Aug 03, 1907)
    • Written by John Oliver
    PlayMelodramaOriginal
    Nellie, the Beautiful Cloak Model (Dec 31, 1906 - Closing date unknown)
    • Written by Owen Davis
    PlayMelodramaOriginal
    A Marked Woman (Dec 10, 1906 - Closing date unknown)
    • Written by Owen Davis
    PlayMelodramaOriginal
    $10,000 Reward (Oct 08, 1906 - Closing date unknown)
    • Written by Owen Davis
    PlayDramaOriginal
    The Burglar's Daughter (Sep 17, 1906 - Closing date unknown)
    • Written by Owen Davis
    PlayMelodramaOriginal
    Secrets of the Police (Aug 27, 1906 - Closing date unknown)
    • Written by Owen Davis
    PlayMelodramaOriginal
    The Power of Money (Aug 20, 1906 - Closing date unknown)
    • Written by Owen Davis
    PlayMelodramaOriginal
    Ruled Off the Turf (Aug 20, 1906 - Closing date unknown)
    • Written by John Oliver
    PlayDrama Play with musicOriginal
    The Gambler of the West (Jul 28, 1906 - Closing date unknown)
    • Written by Owen Davis
    PlayMelodramaOriginal
    Chinatown Charlie (Mar 05, 1906 - Closing date unknown)
    • Written by Owen Davis
    PlayMelodramaOriginal
    At the World's Mercy (Feb 12, 1906 - Closing date unknown)
    • Written by Owen Davis
    PlayMelodramaOriginal
    How Baxter Butted In (Nov 13, 1905 - Dec 16, 1905)
    • Book by Owen Davis
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    The Confessions of a Wife (Feb 13, 1905 - Closing date unknown)
    • Written by Owen Davis
    PlayMelodramaOriginal
    Lost in the Desert (Jan 14, 1901 - Closing date unknown)
    • Written by Owen Davis
    PlayMelodramaOriginal
    Reaping the Whirlwind (Sep 17, 1900 - Closing date unknown)
    • Written by Owen Davis
    PlayMelodramaOriginal
  • AWARDS

    Pulitzer Prize

    for Drama

    1923 | Winner  | Icebound
    Written by Owen Davis
Whoopee! (Feb 14, 1979 - Aug 12, 1979)
  • Based on "The Nervous Wreck" by Owen Davis
MusicalComedyRevival
The Insect Comedy (Jun 03, 1948 - Jun 12, 1948)
  • Dramatized and Adapted by Owen Davis
PlayComedyOriginal
No Way Out (Oct 30, 1944 - Nov 04, 1944)
  • Directed by Owen Davis
  • Written by Owen Davis
PlayOriginal
The Snark Was a Boojum (Sep 01, 1943 - Sep 04, 1943)
  • Written by Owen Davis
PlayComedyOriginal
Mr. and Mrs. North (Jan 12, 1941 - May 31, 1941)
  • Dramatized by Owen Davis
PlayOriginal
Virginia (Sep 02, 1937 - Oct 23, 1937)
  • Book by Owen Davis
MusicalRomanceOriginal
Ethan Frome (Jan 21, 1936 - May 05, 1936)
  • Written by Owen Davis
PlayOriginal
Spring Freshet (Oct 04, 1934 - Oct 13, 1934)
  • Staged by Owen Davis
  • Written by Owen Davis
PlayOriginal
Too Many Boats (Sep 11, 1934 - Sep 1934)
  • Written by Owen Davis
PlayDramaOriginal
Jezebel (Dec 19, 1933 - Jan 1934)
  • Written by Owen Davis
PlayDramaOriginal
A Saturday Night (Feb 28, 1933 - Apr 1933)
  • Written by Owen Davis
PlayComedyOriginal
The Good Earth (Oct 17, 1932 - Dec 03, 1932)
  • Written by Owen Davis
PlayOriginal
Just to Remind You (Sep 07, 1931 - Sep 1931)
  • Written by Owen Davis
PlayDramaOriginal
The Ninth Guest (Aug 25, 1930 - Oct 1930)
  • Staged by Owen Davis
  • Written by Owen Davis
PlayMelodrama MysteryOriginal
Spring is Here (Mar 11, 1929 - Jun 08, 1929)
  • Book by Owen Davis
MusicalComedyOriginal
Lady Fingers (Jan 31, 1929 - May 25, 1929)
  • from the comedy "Easy Come, Easy Go", by Owen Davis
MusicalComedyOriginal
Whoopee! (Dec 04, 1928 - Nov 23, 1929)
  • Based on "The Nervous Wreck" by Owen Davis
MusicalComedyOriginal
To-Night at 12 (Nov 13, 1928 - Jan 1929)
  • Written by Owen Davis
PlayOriginal
Carry On (Jan 23, 1928 - Jan 1928)
  • Written by Owen Davis
PlayOriginal
The Triumphant Bachelor (Sep 15, 1927 - Sep 1927)
  • Written by Owen Davis
PlayOriginal
Gentle Grafters (Oct 27, 1926 - Nov 1926)
  • Written by Owen Davis
PlayOriginal
Sandalwood (Sep 22, 1926 - Oct 1926)
  • Written by Owen Davis
PlayDramaOriginal
The Donovan Affair (Aug 30, 1926 - Dec 1926)
  • Written by Owen Davis
PlayDramaOriginal
The Great Gatsby (Feb 02, 1926 - May 1926)
  • Written by Owen Davis
PlayDramaOriginal
Beware of Widows (Dec 01, 1925 - Jan 16, 1926)
  • Written by Owen Davis
PlayOriginal
Easy Come, Easy Go (Oct 26, 1925 - Apr 1926)
  • Written by Owen Davis
PlayFarceOriginal
Lazybones (Sep 22, 1924 - Nov 1924)
  • Written by Owen Davis
PlayOriginal
The Haunted House (Sep 02, 1924 - Dec 1924)
  • Written by Owen Davis
PlayFarceOriginal
The Nervous Wreck (Oct 09, 1923 - May 31, 1924)
  • Written by Owen Davis
PlayComedyOriginal
Home Fires (Aug 20, 1923 - Oct 1923)
  • Written by Owen Davis
PlayComedyOriginal
Icebound (Feb 10, 1923 - Jun 1923)
  • Written by Owen Davis
PlayDramaOriginal
The World We Live In (Oct 31, 1922 - Feb 03, 1923)
  • Book adapted by Owen Davis
PlayComedyOriginal
Dreams For Sale (Sep 13, 1922 - Sep 1922)
  • Written by Owen Davis
PlayOriginal
The Bronx Express (Apr 26, 1922 - Jun 1922)
  • Book adapted by Owen Davis
PlayComedyOriginal
Up the Ladder (Mar 06, 1922 - Jun 1922)
  • Written by Owen Davis
PlayDramaOriginal
The Detour (Aug 23, 1921 - Sep 1921)
  • Written by Owen Davis
PlayDramaOriginal
Marry the Poor Girl (Sep 25, 1920 - Oct 1920)
  • Written by Owen Davis
PlayComedy FarceOriginal
Opportunity (Jul 30, 1920 - Nov 1920)
  • Written by Owen Davis
PlayOriginal
Those Who Walk in Darkness (Aug 14, 1919 - Sep 1919)
  • Written by Owen Davis
PlayDramaOriginal
At 9:45 (Jun 28, 1919 - Oct 1919)
  • Written by Owen Davis
PlayMelodramaOriginal
Forever After (Sep 09, 1918 - Jun 1919)
  • Written by Owen Davis
PlayOriginal
The Scrap of Paper (Sep 17, 1917 - Nov 1917)
  • Written by Owen Davis
PlayOriginal
Mile-a-minute Kendall (Nov 28, 1916 - Closing date unknown)
  • Written by Owen Davis
PlayOriginal
Any House (Feb 14, 1916 - Feb 1916)
  • Written by Owen Davis
PlayOriginal
Sinners (Jan 07, 1915 - Jul 1915)
  • Written by Owen Davis
PlayOriginal
Big Jim Garrity (Oct 16, 1914 - Nov 1914)
  • Written by Owen Davis
PlayOriginal
The Family Cupboard (Aug 21, 1913 - Jun 1915)
  • Written by Owen Davis
PlayOriginal
What Happened to Mary (Mar 24, 1913 - Closing date unknown)
  • Written by Owen Davis
PlayOriginal
Making Good (Feb 05, 1912 - Feb 10, 1912)
  • Written by Owen Davis
PlayDramaOriginal
Lola (Mar 14, 1911 - Closing date unknown)
  • Written by Owen Davis
PlayOriginal
The Wishing Ring (Jan 20, 1910 - Closing date unknown)
  • Written by Owen Davis
PlayOriginal
Deadwood Dick's Last Shot (Dec 23, 1907 - Closing date unknown)
  • Written by Owen Davis
PlayDramaOriginal
The Auto Race (Nov 25, 1907 - May 23, 1908)
  • Book by Owen Davis
MusicalHistory SpectacleOriginal
It's Never Too Late to Mend (Nov 18, 1907 - Closing date unknown)
  • Written by Owen Davis
PlayDramaOriginal
Since Nellie Went Away (Oct 28, 1907 - Closing date unknown)
  • Written by Owen Davis
PlayDramaOriginal
Broadway After Dark (Sep 09, 1907 - Oct 05, 1907)
  • Written by John Oliver
PlayMelodramaOriginal
Edna, the Pretty Typewriter (Aug 26, 1907 - Closing date unknown)
  • Written by John Oliver
PlayMelodramaOriginal
The Great Express Robbery (Aug 12, 1907 - Closing date unknown)
  • Written by Owen Davis
PlayDramaOriginal
Convict 999 (Aug 05, 1907 - Closing date unknown)
  • Written by John Oliver
PlayThrillerOriginal
A Chorus Girl's Luck in New York (Aug 03, 1907 - Closing date unknown)
  • Written by Owen Davis
PlayMelodramaOriginal
The King and Queen of Gamblers (Jul 27, 1907 - Closing date unknown)
  • Written by Owen Davis
PlayMelodramaOriginal
A Race Across the Continent (Jul 27, 1907 - Aug 03, 1907)
  • Written by John Oliver
PlayMelodramaOriginal
Nellie, the Beautiful Cloak Model (Dec 31, 1906 - Closing date unknown)
  • Written by Owen Davis
PlayMelodramaOriginal
A Marked Woman (Dec 10, 1906 - Closing date unknown)
  • Written by Owen Davis
PlayMelodramaOriginal
$10,000 Reward (Oct 08, 1906 - Closing date unknown)
  • Written by Owen Davis
PlayDramaOriginal
The Burglar's Daughter (Sep 17, 1906 - Closing date unknown)
  • Written by Owen Davis
PlayMelodramaOriginal
Secrets of the Police (Aug 27, 1906 - Closing date unknown)
  • Written by Owen Davis
PlayMelodramaOriginal
The Power of Money (Aug 20, 1906 - Closing date unknown)
  • Written by Owen Davis
PlayMelodramaOriginal
Ruled Off the Turf (Aug 20, 1906 - Closing date unknown)
  • Written by John Oliver
PlayDrama Play with musicOriginal
The Gambler of the West (Jul 28, 1906 - Closing date unknown)
  • Written by Owen Davis
PlayMelodramaOriginal
Chinatown Charlie (Mar 05, 1906 - Closing date unknown)
  • Written by Owen Davis
PlayMelodramaOriginal
At the World's Mercy (Feb 12, 1906 - Closing date unknown)
  • Written by Owen Davis
PlayMelodramaOriginal
How Baxter Butted In (Nov 13, 1905 - Dec 16, 1905)
  • Book by Owen Davis
MusicalComedyOriginal
The Confessions of a Wife (Feb 13, 1905 - Closing date unknown)
  • Written by Owen Davis
PlayMelodramaOriginal
Lost in the Desert (Jan 14, 1901 - Closing date unknown)
  • Written by Owen Davis
PlayMelodramaOriginal
Reaping the Whirlwind (Sep 17, 1900 - Closing date unknown)
  • Written by Owen Davis
PlayMelodramaOriginal

Pulitzer Prize

for Drama

1923 | Winner  | Icebound
Written by Owen Davis

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