Clifford Odets
Date of Birth
Jul 18, 1906
Birth Place:
Philadelphia, PA


Clifford Odets was one of the most celebrated playwrights of the 1930s, and his work for the stage during that period and screenwriting in the '40s yielded some of the more interesting movies of either decade. Born in Philadelphia to immigrant parents, Odets' family was impoverished during his early years, although his father eventually succeeded with a Bronx printing company in New York. The boy...