Behrman, S. N.

Behrman, S. N. (Samuel Nathaniel Behrman) bârˈmən [key], 1893–1973, American dramatist, b. Worcester, Mass., grad. Harvard 1916. His sophisticated comedies often attempt to probe the consciences of the wealthy and privileged. They include The Second Man (1927), Rain from Heaven (1934), No Time for Comedy (1939), Fanny (1954) with Joshua Logan, and Lord Pengo (1962). His books include an autobiography, The Worcester Account (1954), and a biography of Max Beerbohm (1960).

See selected letters with his editors at The New Yorker (ed. by J. Goodrich, 2018).

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