Ferber, Edna

Ferber, Edna
   US novelist and playwright. Born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Edna Ferber grew up in a small Jewish community affectionately described in her autobiography, A Peculiar Treasure (1939). She became a wellknown novelist with such works as So Big (1924), awarded the Pulitzer Prize; Saratoga Trunk (1941); Giant (1952); and Showboat (1926) - also a successful musical. Her plays, in collaboration with George S.KAUFMAN, included Dinner at Eight (1932.) and Stage Door (1936). She also published collections of her short stories.
   She was active on behalf of Jewish victims of the Nazi regime and deeply interested in Israel.

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  • FERBER, EDNA — (1887–1968), U.S. novelist and playwright. She was born into a middle class family in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and at the age of 17 became a newspaper reporter in Appleton, Wisconsin. Later she went to the Milwaukee Journal and the Chicago Tribune.… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Ferber, Edna — born Aug. 15, 1887, Kalamazoo, Mich., U.S. died April 16, 1968, New York, N.Y. U.S. novelist and short story writer. Ferber began her career at age 17 as a reporter in Wisconsin. Her early stories were collected in Emma McChesney & Co. (1915) and …   Universalium

  • Ferber, Edna — (1887 1968)    Born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the novelist also wrote several popular plays. The Eldest (1920), her first solo effort, failed, but as a collaborator she fared better. In collaboration with George V. Hobart she wrote Our Mrs.… …   The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater

  • Ferber, Edna — (15 ago. 1887, Kalamazoo, Mich., EE.UU.–16 abr. 1968, Nueva York, N.Y.). Novelista y cuentista estadounidense. A los 17 años inició su carrera como reportera en Wisconsin. Sus primeros cuentos se recopilaron en Emma McChesney & Co. (1915) y otros …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Ferber,Edna — Fer·ber (fûrʹbər), Edna. 1887 1968. American writer who wrote several popular novels, including So Big (1924), which won a Pulitzer Prize. * * * …   Universalium

  • Ferber, Edna — (1887 1968)    American novelist. Born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, she worked first as a journalist. Her works include Show Boat, Giant, So Big, Dawn O Hara, The Girls, Cimarron, Come and Get It and Saratoga Trunk. Together with George S. Kaufmann,… …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • Ferber — (izg. fèrber), Edna (1887 1968) DEFINICIJA američka novinarka i književnica, sa simpatijama pisala o američkoj srednjoj klasi (Ploveće kazalište) …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Edna Ferber — noun United States novelist; author of several popular novels (1887 1968) • Syn: ↑Ferber • Instance Hypernyms: ↑writer, ↑author * * * Edna Ferber [Edna Ferber …   Useful english dictionary

  • Edna — /ed neuh/, n. a female given name: from a Hebrew word meaning rejuvenation, rebirth. * * * (as used in expressions) Ferber Edna Millay Edna St. Vincent Proulx Edna Annie * * * …   Universalium

  • Edna — (as used in expressions) Ferber, Edna Millay, Edna St. Vincent Proulx, (Edna) Annie …   Enciclopedia Universal