S.K. Lauren

Active - 1929 - 1948  |   Born - Jan 1, 1892   |   Died - Jan 1, 1979   |   Genres - Drama, Comedy, Romance

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Biography by Hal Erickson

American theatrical director and playwright S.K. Lauren came to Hollywood's attention via two important Broadway collaborations; with George Abbott, Lauren co-wrote Those We Love, and with Reginald Lawrence he co-wrote Men Must Fight, both of which were made into films in the early 1930s. As a studio employee, Lauren was frequently assigned to adaptations, both literary (the 1934 version of Dreiser's Jennie Gerhardt, the 1935 modernization of Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment) and theatrical (Mr. and Mrs. North, a comedy-mystery which came to the screen as a 1941 Gracie Allen vehicle). S. K. Lauren's later assignments included the 1948 western Ruthless and the 1950 musical My Blue Heaven.

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