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Moss Hart is Dead

Dec. 20, 1961 - Moss Hart (pictured with new wife Kitty Carlisle in 1946), Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, stage director, and screenwriter, died today of a heart attack. He was 57. Mr. Hart had been suffering a severe pain in his jaw for several days. He was getting into an automobile to go to a dentist when he collapsed. Attempts at artificial respiration failed. Mr. Hart and the late George S. Kaufman collaborated on “You Can’t Take It With You,” which won the Pulitzer Prize for the 1936-7 season. Mr. Hart also wrote the screenplay for “Gentleman’s Agreement,” which won an Oscar in 1948. Hart married actress and singer Kitty Carlisle on August 10, 1946; they had two children.


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