Jo Swerling

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Jo Swerling (April 8, 1897 - October 23, 1964) was an American theatre writer, lyricist and screenwriter.

Born in Berdichev, Russian Empire, Swerling was a refugee of the Czarist regime who grew up on New York City's lower East Side, where he sold newspapers to help support his family. He worked as a newspaper and magazine writer in the early 1920s, then launched a playwriting career, ... more »

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  • ''A woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a smoke.''
    Jo Swerling (b. 1897), U.S. screenwriter, Robert Riskin, dialog, and John Ford. Arthur Ferguson Jones (Edward G. Robinson), The Whole Town's Talking, ...
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