Hugh Wheeler Biography (1912-1987)

Full name, Hugh Callingham Wheeler; born March 19, 1912, in London; immigrated to the United States, 1934, became naturalized American citzen, 1942; diedJuly 26, 1987, at the Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield, MA, after a longillness; son of Harold (a civil servant) and Florence (Scammell) Wheeler.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Birth Details
March 19, 1912
London, England
Death Details
July 26, 1987
Pittsfield, Massachusetts, United States

Famous Works

  • Writings;PLAYS
  • Big Fish, Little Fish, American National Theatre Academy Playhouse, New York City, 1961, then Duke of York's Theatre, London, 1962, published by Random House, 1961, and in Broadway's Beautiful Losers, edited by Marilyn Stasio,Delacorte, 1972.
  • Look: We've Come Through!, Hudson Theatre, New York City, 1961, publishedby Dramatists Play Service, 1963.
  • (adaptor) Rich Little Rich Girl, Walnut Street Theatre, Phildelphia, PA,1964.
  • We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1966, published by Dramatists Play Service, 1967.
  • (book) A Little Night Music, Shubert Theatre, New York City, 1973, published by Dodd, Mead, 1974.
  • (adaptor, with Joseph Stein) Irene, Minskoff Theatre, New York City, 1973.
  • (adaptor) Candide, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY, 1973, then Broadway Theatre, New York City, 1974.
  • (book, with John Weidmann) Pacific Overtures, Winter Garden Theatre, NewYork City, 1976.
  • (adaptor) Sweeney Todd, Uris Theatre, New York City, 1979.
  • The Little Prince and the Aviator, Alvin Theatre, New York City, 1981.
  • Also wrote the lyrics for Love for Love, New York City, 1974.
  • Writings;SCREENPLAYS
  • (With Peter Viertel) Five Miles to Midnight, United Artists, 1963.
  • Something for Everyone, National General, 1970.
  • (with Jay Presson Allen) Cabaret, Allied Artists, 1972.
  • (with Allen) Travels with My Aunt, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1972.
  • A Little Night Music, 1977.
  • Nijinski, Paramount, 1980.
  • Writings;TELEPLAYS; EPISODIC
  • The Snoop Sisters, NBC, 1972-74.
  • Writings;NOVELS
  • The Crippled Muse, Hart Davis, 1951, Rinehart, 1952.
  • WITH RICHARD WILSON WEBB, UNDER THE JOINT PSEUDONYM Q.PATRICK Death Goesto School, Smith & Haas, 1936, Cassell, 1936.
  • The Grindle Nightmare, Hartney Press, 1936, Gollancz (as Darker Grows theValley), 1936.
  • Death for Dear Clara, Simon & Schuster, 1937, Cassell, 1937.
  • File on Fenton and Farr, Morrow, 1937, Jarrolds, 1938.
  • File on Claudia Cragge, Morrow, 1938, Jarrolds, 1938.
  • Death and the Maiden, Simon & Schuster, 1939, Cassell, 1939.
  • Danger Next Door, Cassell, 1951.
  • The Girl on the Gallows, Fawcett, 1954.
  • Also co-authors of Famous Trials.
  • WITH RICHARD WILSON WEBB,UNDER THE JOINT PSUEDONYM JONATHAN STAGGE MurderGone to Earth, Joseph, 1936, as The Dogs Do Bark, Doubleday, 1937.
  • Murder or Mercy, Joseph, 1937, as Murder by Prescription, Doubleday, 1938.
  • The Stars Spell Death, Doubleday, 1939, as Murder in the Stars, Joseph, 1940.
  • Turn of the Table, Doubleday, 1940, as Funeral for Five, Joseph, 1940.
  • The Yellow Taxi, Doubleday, 1942, as Call a Hearse, Joseph, 1942.
  • The Scarlet Circle, Doubleday, 1943, as Light from a Lantern, Joseph, 1943.
  • Death My Darling Daughters, Doubleday, 1945, as Death and the Dear Girls,Joseph, 1946.
  • Death's Old Sweet Song, Doubleday, 1946, Joseph, 1947.
  • The Three Fears, Doubleday, 1949, Joseph, 1949.
  • Writings;UNDER THE PSEUDONYM PATRICK QUENTIN
  • (with Webb) A Puzzle for Fools, Simon & Schuster, 1936, Gollancz, 1936.
  • (with Webb) Puzzle for Players, Simon & Schuster, 1938, Gollancz, 1939.
  • (with Webb) Puzzle for Puppets, Simon & Schuster, 1944, Gollancz, 1944.
  • (with Webb) Puzzle for Wantons, Simon & Schuster, 1945, Gollancz, 1946.
  • (with Webb) Puzzle for Fiends, Simon & Schuster, 1946, Gollancz, 1947.
  • (with Webb) Puzzle for Pilgrims, Simon & Schuster, 1947, Gollancz, 1948.
  • (with Webb) Run to Death, Simon & Schuster, 1948, Gollancz, 1948.
  • The Follower, Simon & Schuster, 1950, Gollancz, 1950.
  • Black Widow, Simon & Schuster, 1952, as Fatal Woman, Gollancz, 1953.
  • My Son, the Murderer, Simon & Schuster, 1954, as The Wife of Ronald Sheldon, Gollancz, 1954.
  • The Man with Two Wives, Simon & Schuster, 1955, Gollancz, 1955.
  • The Man in the Net, Simon & Schuster, 1956, Gollancz, 1956.
  • Suspicious Circumstances, Simon & Schuster, 1957, Gollancz, 1957.
  • Shadow of Guilt, Simon & Schuster, 1959, Gollancz, 1959.
  • The Green-Eyed Monster, Simon & Schuster, 1960, Gollancz, 1960.
  • The Ordeal of Mrs. Snow and Other Stories, Gollancz, 1961, Random House,1962.
  • Family Skeletons, Random House, 1965, Gollancz, 1965.
  • Also contributor of short stories and novelettes to numerous magazines under all three pseudonyms.

Further Reference

OBITUARIES AND OTHER SOURCES:

  • Variety, July 29, 1987.

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