Clifford Odets

Clifford Odets
1906 - 1963

Clifford Odets  American Playwright


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Clifford Odets was previously married to Betty Grayson (1943 - 1952) and Luise Rainer (1937 - 1940).

Clifford Odets was in relationships with Patricia Blair (1960 - 1961), Frances Farmer (1940), Mary Astor, Ruth Gordon, Margaret Brenman-Gibson, Olivia de Havilland and Fay Wray.

Clifford Odets had encounters with Barbara Rush (1956) and Nancy Berg.


American Playwright Clifford Odets was born on 18th July, 1906 in Philadelphia, PA,USA and passed away on 14th Aug 1963 Hollywood, CA,USA aged 57. He is most remembered for Wrote the screenplay to Sweet Smell of Success. His zodiac sign is Cancer.

Clifford Odets is a member of the following lists: Actors from California, American screenwriters and English-language film directors.


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Dating7 1 month, 1 day 4 days -
Married2 9 years 6 years, 8 months -
Encounter2 1 month, 1 day 15 days -
Total11 9 years 1 year, 2 months 1 month, 1 day


First Name Clifford
Last Name Odets
Age 57 (age at death) years
Birthday 18th July, 1906
Birthplace Philadelphia, PA,USA
Died 14th August, 1963
Place of Death Hollywood, CA,USA
Cause of Death Stomach Cancer
Buried Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Distinctive Feature Curly Hair
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Sexuality Straight
Religion Jewish
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Dropout
Occupation Text Playwright, Screenwriter, Director
Occupation Playwright
Claim to Fame Wrote the screenplay to Sweet Smell of Success
Year(s) Active 1925–1963
Friend Katherine Ann Porter, Charlie Chaplin, Elia Kazan, Harry Cohn, Lee Strasberg, Luther Adler, Stella Adler, Harold Clurman, Orson Welles, Dolores Del Rio

Clifford Odets (July 18, 1906 – August 14, 1963) was an American playwright, screenwriter, and director. In the mid-1930s he was widely seen as the potential successor to Nobel Prize-winning playwright Eugene O'Neill, as O'Neill began to withdraw from Broadway's commercial pressures and increasing critical backlash. From January 1935 Odets' socially relevant dramas were extremely influential, particularly for the remainder of the Great Depression. His works inspired the next several generations of playwrights, including Arthur Miller, Paddy Chayefsky, Neil Simon, and David Mamet. After the production of his play Clash by Night in the 1941–'42 season, Odets focused his energies primarily on film projects, remaining in Hollywood for the next seven years. He returned to New York in 1948 for five and a half years, during which time he produced three more Broadway plays, only one of which was a success. His prominence was eventually eclipsed by Miller, Tennessee Williams, and in the early- to mid-1950s, by William Inge.

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Clifford Odets57 CancerPlaywright
Patricia Blair80 CapricornActress
Barbara Rush94 CapricornActress
Betty Grayson32Actress
Frances Farmer56 VirgoActress
Luise Rainer104 CapricornActress
Fay Wray96 VirgoActress
Mary Astor81 TaurusActress
Ruth Gordon88 ScorpioActress
Nancy Berg90 CancerModel
Margaret Brenman-Gibson-Relative
Olivia de Havilland104 CancerActress
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NoraFemaleBetty Grayson
WaltMaleBetty Grayson




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