Playwright Sidney Kingsley Dies
Playwright Sidney Kingsley, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1934 for the hospital drama “Men in White,” died Monday. He was 89.
In 1943, he received the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for “The Patriots,” a drama about Thomas Jefferson’s conflict with Alexander Hamilton over the nature of democracy.
His 1935 play, “Dead End,” which also became a hit movie, focused on the conditions of New York City’s slums and was the first command performance of a play at the White House.