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Mizner, Wilson, 1876-1933

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Personal name headingMizner, Wilson, 1876-1933
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Birth date18760519
Death date19330403
Place of birthBenicia (Calif.)
Place of deathLos Angeles (Calif.)
AffiliationBrown Derby Restaurant (Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif.)
Profession or occupationDramatists Screenwriters Restaurateurs
Found inJohnston, A. The legendary Mizners, 1986, c1980: CIP p. 3 (Wilson Mizner)
LC data base, 1-31-86 (hdg.: Mizner, Wilson, 1876-1933)
Johnston, Alva. The incredible Mizners, 1953: page 9 (The legends of Wilson Mizner and Addison Mizner ...)
Wikipedia, WWW site, April 1, 2015: Wilson Mizner (Wilson Mizner (May 19, 1876 -- April 3, 1933) was an American playwright, raconteur, and entrepreneur. His best-known plays are The Deep Purple, produced in 1910, and The Greyhound, produced in 1912. He was manager and co-owner of The Brown Derby restaurant in Los Angeles, California, and was affiliated with his brother, Addison Mizner, in a series of scams and picaresque misadventures that inspired Stephen Sondheim's musical Road Show. ... Wilson ("Bill") Mizner was born in Benicia, California, one of eight children including brothers William, Edgar, Murray, Addison, Henry, and Lansing and sister Mary. ... In 1897, Addison and Wilson, with brothers William and Edgar, traveled north to the Klondike Gold Rush, which they spent bilking miners rather than looking for gold ... Addison and Wilson fled Alaska for New York ... Wilson became a New York dilettante, raconteur, and Broadway playwright ... wrote screenplays for some of the early talkies. His best known film work is the screenplay for the Michael Curtiz film 20,000 Years in Sing Sing ... Died April 3, 1933 (aged 56) Los Angeles, California ...)
IMDb, WWW site, April 1, 2015 : Wilson Mizner, biography (Wilson Mizner was born on May 19, 1876 in Benicia, California, USA. He was a writer and actor, known for One Way Passage (1932), Heroes for Sale (1933) and 20,000 Years in Sing Sing (1932). He was married to Myra Moor Yerkes. He died on April 3, 1933 in Los Angeles, California)