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
... vessel, 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 ... however, with their more advanced technology, are designed as steamboats.) Edna Ferber's novel Show Boat (1926), Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's famous ... Theatre is the only showboat that was visited by Edna Ferber while writing her novel Showboat ...
Edna Ferber - Works
... Hobart) Fanny Herself (1917) Cheerful – By Request (1918) Half Portions (1919) The Girls (Edna Ferber novel) (1921) Gigolo (1922) So Big (1924) (won Pulitzer Prize) Minick A Play (1924) (with G ... A Kind 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 (mu ...

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    Only amateurs say that they write for their own amusement. Writing is not an amusing occupation. It is a combination of ditch-digging, mountain-climbing, treadmill and childbirth. Writing may be interesting, absorbing, exhilirating, racking, relieving. But amusing? Never!
    Edna Ferber (1887–1968)

    A woman can look both moral and exciting—if she also looks as if it was quite a struggle.
    —Edna Ferber (1887–1968)