John Patrick (dramatist)

American playwright and screenwriter

John Patrick (May 17, 1905 – November 7, 1995) was an American playwright and screenwriter. He won the Pulitzer Prize for his works in 1954. He was known for his works The Curious Savage (1950), The World of Suzie Wong (1960), and The Teahouse of the August Moon (1953). He was born in Louisville, Kentucky.

John Patrick
BornJohn Patrick Goggin
(1905-05-17)May 17, 1905
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
DiedNovember 7, 1995(1995-11-07) (aged 90)
Delray Beach, Florida, USA
Notable awardsPulitzer Prize for Drama (1954)
SpouseMildred Legaye (m. 1925)

Patrick was found dead with a plastic bag over his head at his home in Delray Beach, Florida at the age of 90.[1]


  1. Pace, Eric (9 November 1995). "John Patrick, Pulitzer Winner For 'Teahouse,' Is Dead at 90". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-12-15.

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