Jay Presson Allen

screenwriter, producer, playwright

1922   -   2006

country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
occupation: screenwriter, film producer, novelist, writer
award received: Writers Guild of America Award, Crystal Award

Jay Presson Allen (March 3, 1922 – May 1, 2006) was an American screenwriter, playwright, stage director, television producer, and novelist. Known for her withering wit and sometimes-off-color wisecracks, she was one of the few women making a living as a screenwriter at a time when women were a rarity in the profession. "You write to please yourself," she said, "The only office where there's no superior is the office of the scribe."
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Forty Carats

play adapted by Jay Presson Allen

author: Jay Presson Allen


1989 play by Jay Presson Allen

author: Jay Presson Allen

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