Ring Lardner

Personal Information
Ring Lardner, Jr., the son of the famous journalist and humorist, was educated at Princeton University and became a reporter at the New York Daily Mirror. Lardner moved to Hollywood where he worked as a publicist and script doctor before writing his own material. This included Woman of the Year, a film that won an Academy Award for the best screenplay in 1942. Other notable scripts include Laura (1944), Brotherhood of Man (1946) and Forever Amber (1947). After the Second World War the House of Un-American began an investigation into the Hollywood Motion Picture Industry. Lardner appeared before the HUAC on 30th October, 1947, and refused to answer any questions. Blacklisted by the Hollywood studios, Lardner worked for the next couple of years on the novel, The Ecstasy of Owen Muir (1954). He also wrote under several pseudonyms before the blacklist was lifted. Lardner's later work included The Cincinnati Kid (1965), M*A*S*H (1970), for which he won another Academy Award and The Greatest (1977).
Playwrights' Sidewalk: Ring Lardner has a star on the Playwrights' Sidewalk.

Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 June Moon Variety Arts Theatre 01/15/1998 Playwright
Award Production Function
1 WON 1997 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Revival June Moon Playwright