Who is Edna Ferber?

  • (noun): United States novelist; author of several popular novels (1887-1968).
    Synonyms: Ferber

Edna Ferber

Edna Ferber (August 15, 1885 – April 16, 1968) was an American novelist, short story writer and playwright. Her novels were especially popular and included the Pulitzer Prize-winning So Big (1924), Show Boat (1926; made into the celebrated 1927 musical), Cimarron (1929; made into the 1931 film which won the Academy Award for Best Picture), and Giant (1952; made into the 1956 Hollywood movie).

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Showboat
... rather than the kind built for the 1951 film, and Edna Ferber, in the novel on which the musical is based, gives a description of the "Cotton Blossom" that accurately reflects the ... their more advanced technology, are designed as steamboats.) Edna Ferber's novel Show Boat (1926), Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's famous musical play based on ... Floating Theatre is the only showboat that was visited by Edna Ferber while writing her novel Showboat ...
Edna Ferber - Works
... (1918) Half Portions (1919) The Girls (Edna Ferber novel) (1921) Gigolo (1922) So Big (1924) (won Pulitzer Prize) Minick A Play (1924) (with G ... of Magic (1963) Musicals adapted from Ferber novels Show Boat (1927) – music by Jerome Kern, lyrics and book by Oscar Hammerstein II, produced by Florenz Ziegfeld Saratoga (musical) (19 ...

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