Robert Emmet Sherwood


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Robert Emmet Sherwood (4 April 1896 – 4 November 1955) was an American playwright, editor, and screenwriter.

Born in New Rochelle, New York, he was a son of Arthur Murray Sherwood, a rich stockbroker, and his wife, the former Rosina Emmet, a well-known illustrator and portrait painter known as Rosina E. Sherwood. He was a great-great-grandson of the former New York State Attorney ... more »

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  • ''The only people who grow old were born old to begin with.''
    Robert E. Sherwood (1896-1955), U.S. screenwriter, Leonardo Bercovici, and Henry Koster. Dudley (Cary Grant), The Bishop's Wife, speaking to Mrs. Brou...
  • ''We all come from our own little planets. That's why we're all different. That's what makes life interesting.''
    Robert E. Sherwood (1896-1955), U.S. screenwriter, and Leonardo Bercovici. Henry Koster. Dudley (Cary Grant), The Bishop's Wife, speaking to the Profe...
  • ''I've never before had to fight an angel, but I suggest you take off your coat and put up your dukes.''
    Robert E. Sherwood (1896-1955), U.S. screenwriter, Leonardo Bercovici, and Henry Koster. Henry Brougham (David Niven), The Bishop's Wife, when he has ...
  • ''Nobody expects him to be normal—he's a bishop.''
    Robert E. Sherwood (1896-1955), U.S. screenwriter, and Leonardo Bercovici. Henry Koster. Matilda (Elsa Lanchester), The Bishop's Wife, discussing with...
  • ''Last night, I dreamt I went to Manderlay again.''
    Robert E. Sherwood (1896-1955), U.S. screenwriter, and Joan Harrison (1911-1994), British screenwriter. Mrs. de Winter (Joan Fontaine), Rebecca, this ...
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