Julie Harris
(Movies & TV)
Ethel Waters
Ma Rainey
Edward Anhalt
(Movies & TV)
Alfre Woodard
Ian Fleming
Edward Albee

See also

Carson McCullers

Knowledge Identifier: +Carson_McCullers


Carson McCullers

American writer of novels, short stories, plays, essays, and poetry add

Category: Literature

Born in 1917.

Countries: United States (76%), New York (12%), United Kingdom (6%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Julie Harris, Ethel Waters, Ma Rainey

Linked to: Columbus High School, Juilliard School, New York University, University of Texas at Austin




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Carson McCullers was born in 1917 add something


In September 1934, at age 17, she left home on a steamship bound for New York City, planning to study piano at the Juilliard School of Music add something


From 1935 to 1937, as her studies and health dictated, she divided her time between Columbus and New York add something


In September 1937 she married an ex-soldier and aspiring writer, Reeves McCullers add something


Maxim Lieber was her literary agent in 1938 and intermittently thereafter add something


In 1940, at the age of 23, and writing in the Southern Gothic or perhaps Southern realist traditions McCullers completed her first novel, "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter" add something


Carson and Reeves McCullers divorced in 1941 add something


Ian Fleming - Fleming himself mentioned both his wartime Operation Golden Eye and Carson McCullers' 1941 novel "Reflections in a Golden Eye", which described the use of British naval bases in the Caribbean by the American navy


Her home from 1945 to 1967 in South Nyack, New York, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006 add something


In 1945 Carson and Reeves McCullers remarried add something


Julie Harris - Harris's screen debut was in 1952, repeating her Broadway success as the monumentally lonely teenage girl Frankie in Carson McCullers' "The Member of the Wedding", for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress


Edward Anhalt - Perhaps their most notable effort was the 1952 screen version of Carson McCullers' "The Member of the Wedding" which preserved the stage performances of Julie Harris, Brandon deWilde and Ethel Waters


In 1953 Reeves tried to convince her to commit suicide with him, but she fled and Reeves killed himself in their Paris hotel with an overdose of sleeping pills add something


Martine Bartlett - She returned to Broadway in 1957 and played the role as Loreena Lovejoy in Carson McCullers' "The Square Root of Wonderful" starring Anne Baxter


To Kill a Mockingbird - "Time" magazine's 1960 review of the book states that it "teaches the reader an astonishing number of useful truths about little girls and about Southern life" and calls Scout Finch "the most appealing child since Carson McCullers' Frankie got left behind at the wedding"


Michael Dunn (actor) - On the live stage, in 1963, he received the New York critics' Circle *award for best supporting actor and was nominated for a 1964 Tony *award, for his role as Cousin Lymon in Edward Albee's intense stage adaptation of "The Ballad of the Sad Café," by Carson McCullers

Carson McCullers died in 1967 add something


She died in Nyack, New York, on September 29, 1967, at the age of 50 after a brain hemorrhage; she was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery add something


"The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter" was adapted as a film with the same title in 1968 with Alan Arkin in the lead role add something


Laurel Holloman - She moved to New York City in early 1994 and appeared in stage productions such as Tennessee Williams' "Glass Menagerie", Carson McCullers' "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter" at Theatre for the New City


Alfre Woodard - In 1997 she had the leading roles in "The Member of the Wedding" based on novel b writer Carson McCullers, and "Miss Evers' Boys"


In December 2006 the McCullers house in Nyack was added to the National Register of Historic Places add something


Susan Sarandon - In 2012, Sarandon's audiobook performance of Carson McCullers' "The Member of the Wedding" was released at


After Dr. Mercer's passing in late April 2013, the McCullers Center inherited not only the house but many Carson-related artifacts and documents that shed light on the last ten years of Carson's life add something


The suggestion was further explored in "A Member of the Family," an article on Lamar Smith, by Daniel Bellware in the Fall 2017 issue of "Muscogiana" published by Columbus State University add something


Ma Rainey - In 2017, the Rainey-McCullers School of the Arts opened in Columbus, Georgia, named in honor of Rainey and author Carson McCullers