Vina Delmar


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Viña Delmar (January 29, 1903 – January 19, 1990) was a twentieth century American author, playwright, and screenwriter. With the editorial assistance of her husband, Eugene, she wrote or adapted about twenty plays which were produced as films during her lifetime—a career that lasted from 1929 to 1956. She was nominated for an Academy Award for 1937 for her screen adaptation of the Arthur Richman ... more »

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  • ''I guess a man's best friend is his mother.''
    Vina Delmar, U.S. novelist, playwright. Daniel (Ralph Bellamy), The Awful Truth, after catching Jerry (Cary Grant) and Armand (Alexander D'Arcy) in Lu...
  • ''Never during our marital bliss did she cause me one moment's uneasiness. Never did I have to ask, "Where have you been? What were you doing?" I always knew.''
    Vina Delmar, U.S. novelist, playwright. Jerry (Cary Grant), The Awful Truth, to Daniel (Ralph Bellamy) and his mother, Mrs. Leeson (Esther Dale), "eas...
  • ''I guess it was easier for her to change her name than for her whole family to change theirs.''
    Vina Delmar, U.S. novelist, playwright. Lucy (Irene Dunne), The Awful Truth, after witnessing the specialty act of nightclub performer Dixie Bell Lee&...
  • ''The Madcap Heiress, isn't that what the papers usually call her? Millions of dollars and no sense.''
    Vina Delmar, U.S. novelist, playwright. Lucy (Irene Dunne), The Awful Truth, speaking of Barbara Vance (Molly Lamont) (1937).
  • ''Things are just the same as they always were, only you're the same as you were, too, so I guess things will never be the same again. Goodnight.''
    Vina Delmar, U.S. novelist, playwright. Lucy (Irene Dunne), The Awful Truth, to ex-husband Jerry (Cary Grant), who's trying to reconcile (1937).
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