Archibald MacLeish

Personal Information
Archibald MacLeish was born in Glencoe, Illinois. In 1932 his epic poem Conquistador won the Pulitzer Prize. From 1930 to 1938, MacLeish worked as an editor at Fortune magazine. During that period, he wrote two radio dramas. In 1949 Archibald Macleish became Harvard's Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory, a position he held until 1962. From 1963 to 1967 he was Simpson Lecturer at Amherst College. Macleish continued to write poetry, criticism, and stage and screenplays, to great acclaim. His Collected Poems (1952) won him a second Pulitzer Prize, as well as the National Book Award and the Bollingen Prize. J.B. (1958), a verse play based on the book of Job, earned him a third Pulitzer, this time for drama. And in 1965 he received an Academy Award for his work on the screenplay of The Eleanor Roosevelt Story. Archibald MacLeish died in April 1982 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Playwrights' Sidewalk: Archibald MacLeish has a star on the Playwrights' Sidewalk.

Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 J.B. Master Theatre 03/17/1962 Playwright
2 This Music Crept by Me Upon the Waters Lucille Lortel Theatre 11/24/1959 Playwright