John "Jack" Morfit Kirkland

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John "Jack" Morfit Kirkland

Birthdate: (69)
Death: 1969 (65-73)
Immediate Family:

Husband of Nancy Carroll
Father of Gelsey Kirkland and Patricia Kirkland

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About John "Jack" Morfit Kirkland

Jack Kirkland (Born July 25, 1902 in St. Louis, Missouri, died February 22, 1969 in New York City) was an American playwright, producer, director and screenwriter. His greatest success was the play Tobacco Road, adapted from the Erskine Caldwell novel. His other plays included Frankie and Johnnie (1928), Tortilla Flats (John Steinbeck), Suds in your Eye, Mr. Adam, Man with the Golden Arm, and Mandingo.

Kirkland collaborated with Melville Baker on several screen projects including Zoo in Budapest (1933) starring Loretta Young and Gene Raymond, Now and Forever (1934) starring Gary Cooper, Carole Lombard and Shirley Temple, and The Gilded Lily (1935) starring Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray and Ray Milland.

Jack Kirkland was married several times, and had several children, one of who was the famous ballerina Gelsey Kirkland.

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John "Jack" Morfit Kirkland's Timeline

Age 25
December 29, 1952
Age 52
Age 69