The Pulitzer Prize Playhouse

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The Pulitzer Prize Playhouse

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One of ABC's most prestigious hour-long anthology series of early television. The Pulitzer Prize Playhouse brought award winning plays and adaptations to the small screen. The program was a salute to publisher Joseph Pulitzer who in 1917, established the Pulitzer Prize which to this day is awarded for best poetry, drama, news photography, reporting, investigative reporting and music. During the shows second season it alternated with Celanese Theatre.
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  • This series only ran for 2 seasons from, 1950-1952, but was highly acclaimed. Helen Hayes made her TV debut,and Melvlyn Douglas, Raymond Massey, Emond O'Brien, and Peggy Wood also starred. The First episode was called, "You Can't Take It With You".moreless

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    The title was real, as pulitzer prize winners told their stories. Maxwell Anderson, Thornton Wilder, Marc Connely, Ena Ferber and James Michener put their prizes on the small screen.



    Also presented were prize winners Emlyn Williams for "The Late Christopher Bean" with Helen hayes on October 27, 1950. Booth Tarkington did "The Magnificent Ambersons" starring Ruth Hussy on November3, 1950,and Sidney Howard did "The Happy Journey" with Jack Lemmon on May 4, 1951.moreless

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