Frances Goodrich


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Frances Goodrich (December 21, 1890 – January 29, 1984) was an American dramatist and screenwriter, best known for her collaborations with her partner and husband Albert Hackett.

Goodrich was born to Madeleine Christy (Lloyd) and Henry Wickes Goodrich in Belleville, New Jersey. The family moved to nearby Nutley when Goodrich was two. She attended Collegiate School in Passaic, New ... more »

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  • ''Every time you hear a bell ring, it means that some angel's just got his wings.''
    Frances Goodrich (1891-1984), U.S. screenwriter, and Frank Capra. Clarence (Henry Travers), It's a Wonderful Life, to George, as they're sitting in th...
  • ''I'm shakin' the dust of this crummy little town off my feet and I'm gonna see the world.''
    Frances Goodrich (1891-1984), U.S. screenwriter, and Frank Capra. George Bailey (Jimmy Stewart), It's a Wonderful Life, to Mary after the dance (1947)...
  • ''I'm shakin' the dust of this crummy little town off my feet and I'm gonna see the world.''
    Frances Goodrich (1891-1984), U.S. screenwriter, and Frank Capra. George Bailey (Jimmy Stewart), It's a Wonderful Life, to Mary after the dance (1947)...
  • ''Yeah, if it hadn't been for me everybody'd be a lot better off—my wife and my kids and my friends.... I wish I'd never been born. I suppose it'd been better if I'd never been born at all.''
    Frances Goodrich (1891-1984), U.S. screenwriter, and Frank Capra. George Bailey (Jimmy Stewart), It's a Wonderful Life, to Clarence, in the bridge kee...
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