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George Kelly

Kelly, George, 1887–1974, American playwright, b. Philadelphia. He began his career as a vaudevillian, as both an actor and skit writer. His best-known plays, penetrating satires on American middle-class life, include The Torch-Bearers (1922), The Show-off (1924), Craig's Wife (1925; Pulitzer Prize), and The Deep Mrs. Sykes (1945).

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