John Patrick Goggin (1905-1995) was an American Pulitzer Prize winner, playwright and screenwriter. He is best remembered for his 1953 play and subsequent screenplay of "Teahouse of the August Moon". He followed up with screenplays for the hit films The President's Lady, Three Coins in a Fountain, Love…more
He began his career writing for NBC Radio in San Francisco in the 1930s, turning out about 1,100 radio plays.
He won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, the Tony Award, the Aegis Club Award and the Donaldson Award for his 1953 play Teahouse of the August Moon.
He won a Pulitzer Prize for his 1953 play "Teahouse of the August Moon", adapted from a novel by Vern J. Sneider, which centered on the efforts of the United States Army to establish democracy in a village on Okinawa during World War II.