John O'Hara
Date of Birth
Jan 31, 1905
Birth Place:
Pottsville, PA

Biography

John O'Hara received high critical acclaim for his short stories, more than 200 of which appeared in The New Yorker. But it was mainly his novels, though mostly of dubious literary merit, that won him the attention of Hollywood. Their focus on ambition, class conflict, money, troubled marriages, and promiscuity was the stuff of film melodrama in mid-20th century America, and producers turned...