1927 Pulitzer Prize

The following are the Pulitzer Prizes for 1927.

Journalism awards

Letters and Drama Awards

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Alfred A. Knopf

Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. () is a New York publishing house that was founded by Alfred A. Knopf Sr. and Blanche Knopf in 1915. Blanche and Alfred traveled abroad regularly and were known for publishing European, Asian, and Latin American writers in addition to leading American literary trends. It was acquired by Random House in 1960, which was later acquired by Bertelsmann in 1998, and is now part of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. The Knopf publishing house is associated with its borzoi colophon, which was designed by co-founder Blanche Knopf in 1925.

Elizabeth Weiffenbach

Elizabeth Weiffenbach (1881–1954) was an art teacher at Lafayette High School in Buffalo, New York, from the school's opening in 1903 until her retirement in 1952. During that period, she influenced artists and architects who went on to local, national, and international renown. They include:

Bruce Shanks (class of 1927), Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist;

Gordon Bunshaft (class of 1928), noted twentieth-century architect;

Frank Kelly Freas (class of 1938), famed science-fiction cover artist;

Jeremiah Goodman (class of 1939), known simply as "Jeremiah", painter of interior still lifes of famous residences; and

Ted Lewin (class of 1953), artist, author and illustrator of children's books.

F. Lauriston Bullard

Frederic Lauriston Bullard (May 13, 1866 – August 3, 1952) was an American Christian minister and later an editorialist who won the 1927 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing for his work in the Boston Herald entitled "We Submit", which argued for a retrial in the Sacco and Vanzetti case. He also wrote several books regarding Abraham Lincoln.

George W. English

George Washington English (May 9, 1866 – July 19, 1941) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Illinois.

In Abraham's Bosom

In Abraham's Bosom is a play by American dramatist Paul Green. He was based in North Carolina and wrote historical plays about the South.

John T. Rogers (journalist)

John T. Rogers (1881 – 3 March 1937) won the 1927 Pulitzer Prize for Reporting, based on his coverage of the inquiry leading to the impeachment of federal judge George W. English. He was a journalist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Julia Schayer

Julia Thompson von Stosch Schayer (January 7, 1842 - March 29, 1928) was an American writer, best known for her short stories published in the 1870s-1890s.

Lafayette High School (Buffalo, New York)

Lafayette High School was a public high school in Buffalo, New York. At the time of its closing, it was the oldest public school in [Buffalo that remains in its original building; a stone, brick and terra-cotta structure in the French Renaissance Revival style, by architects August Esenwein and James A. Johnson. Although classes began off-site during construction of the school, the building was completed, and graduated its first class, in 1903. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. It is located in Buffalo's Upper West Side at 370 Lafayette Avenue.

The name 'Lafayette High School' was phased out beginning in 2015, graduating its final class in 2018, and was replaced by Lafayette International High School and Newcomers Academy. Classes will continue to be held in the historic building.

Leonora Speyer

Leonora Speyer, Lady Speyer (née von Stosch) (7 November 1872 – 10 February 1956) was an American poet and violinist.

List of people from Davenport, Iowa

The following list includes notable people who were born or have lived in Davenport, Iowa.

List of people from Union City, New Jersey

The following is a list of notable people from Union City, New Jersey. (B) denotes that the person was born there, though births prior to 1925 would have been in West Hoboken or Union Hill which merged in 1925 to form Union City, as noted in some of these entries.

Akon (born 1973), rapper and R&B singer.

Andy Bakjian (1914−1986), Hall of Fame Track and Field official and author.(B)

Fred Barakat (1939−2010), college basketball coach.

Jose Miguel Battle, Sr. (c. 1930–2007), former Bay of Pigs Invasion operative who became known as "Godfather of the Cuban mafia".

Harold Bell (1919–2009), creator of Woodsy Owl.(B)

Ben Blank (c. 1921–2009), television graphics innovator.

Steve Bula, first-season cast member on the MTV reality television series From G's to Gents.

James E. Buttersworth (1817–1894), British maritime painter.

Bobby Cannavale (born 1971), actor known for his roles on Ally McBeal, Third Watch, and Will & Grace.

Helen Castillo, fashion designer known as one of the cast members on season 12 of the reality television series Project Runway. Castillo was born and raised in Weehawken before later moving to Union City.

Rene Paul Chambellan (1893–1955), architectural sculptor, known for his work in the Art Deco and Greco Deco styles.

Gordon Chiesa, basketball coach, who was assistant coach for the Utah Jazz for 16 seasons from 1989–90 to 2004–05.

Hallice Cooke (born 1995), guard for Nevada Wolf Pack basketball team.

Norman Cousins (1915–1990), author and peace advocate.(B)

Dominick V. Daniels (1908–1987), represented New Jersey's 14th congressional district from 1959–1977.

Otis Davis (born 1932), Olympic track and field athlete who won two gold medals in the 400-metre dash and the 4 × 400 metres relay at 1960 Summer Olympics, setting a world record in the former event.

Louis Del Grande (born 1943), television writer and actor, best known for starring in the Canadian mystery/comedy series Seeing Things.

Vincent John Dellay (1907–1999), represented New Jersey's 14th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1957–1959.(B)

Pietro Di Donato (1911–1992), Italian American novelist, and author of Christ in Concrete.(B)

Harvey B. Dodworth (1822–1891), bandmaster.

Harry Donovan (born 1926), professional basketball player who played for the New York Knicks.

Gary T. Erbe (born 1944), self-taught oil painter, best known for his Trompe-l'œils.(B)Henry Escalante, pop musician, and one of the 15 finalists from the 2007 season of the MTV reality show Making Menudo.

Hank Finkel (born 1942), retired NBA basketball player.(B)

Marshall Flaum (1925–2010), documentary filmmaker.

Rafael Fraguela (born 1955), member of the New Jersey General Assembly who also served on the Union City Board of Commissioners.

Nick Galis (born 1957), retired Greek basketball player and member of the FIBA Hall of Fame.

Rudy Garcia (born 1964), former Assemblyman and Mayor of Union City.

Anthony Vincent Genovese (born 1932), architect who practiced in the mid to late-twentieth-century New York and New Jersey as a partner in the architectural firm name Genovese & Maddalene.

Yekusiel Yehudah Halberstam (1905–1994), Rebbe of the Klausenberg Hasidic dynasty.

Frank Haubold (1906–1985), Olympic gymnast who won a Silver and Gold medal in the 1928 Summer Olympics, and who, with his wife, Irma, were the first married couple to compete in the Olympics.

Irma Haubold (1908–1996), Olympic gymnast who competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics, and who, with and her husband, Frank, were the first married couple to compete in the Olympics.(B)

Alexis Hernandez, contestant on season 6 of the Food Network's Next Food Network Star.

Antonio Jacobsen (1850–1921), maritime artist known as the "Audubon of Steam Vessels".

Paul Jappe (1898–1989), NFL player born in Union Hill who played for the New York Giants and Brooklyn Lions.(B)

Joe Jeanette (1879–1958), considered one of the best African American heavyweight boxers of the early 20th Century.(B)

Vicki Johnson, woman believed to have perpetrated a hoax in which she fabricated a boy afflicted with AIDS, whose autobiography, A Rock and a Hard Place, fooled people such Armistead Maupin, Mr. Rogers and Oprah Winfrey, and became the basis of Maupin's fictionalized novel, The Night Listener, and the feature film of the same name starring Robin Williams.

Eugene Jolas (1894–1952), writer, translator and literary critic born in Union Hill.(B)

A. J. Khubani, founder, president and CEO of Telebrands Corp.

Randy Klein (born 1949), musician, composer, pianist, author and educator.

AJ Lee (born 1987), female professional wrestler, best known for her time in WWE.(B)

Dennis Locorriere (born 1949), singer, and one of the two frontpersons for the Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show.(B)

Luigi Lucioni (1900–1988), painter known for his realistic and precisely-drawn still lifes, landscapes, and portraits. Lucioni's family emigrated from Malnate, Italy in 1911 to New York City, and after moving several more times, settled in 1929 at 403 New York Avenue in Union City.

Ada Lunardoni (1911-2003), artistic gymnast who competed at the 1936 Summer Olympics and placed fifth with the team.(B)

Herb Maack (born 1917), head coach of the Rhode Island Rams from 1956 through 1960.(B)

Alicia Menendez (born 1983), TV commentator, radio host, and writer, and daughter of Senator Bob Menendez.

Bob Menendez (born 1954), Mayor of Union City from 1986 to 1992, and later a United States Senator.

W. S. Merwin (born 1927), Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. and United States Poet Laureate. In 2006 the city renamed a street near his former home W.S. Merwin Way.

Otto Messmer (1892–1983), creator of Felix the Cat.(B)

Ioan Missir (1890−1945), Romanian lawyer, politician and novelist.

Erick Morillo (born 1971), DJ and music producer, known for producing the 1993 hit "I Like to Move It", which was features in the Madagascar film franchise.

Luis Moro (born 1964), actor, filmmaker and writer, best known for his history making-film Love and Suicide, which made him the first American to break the embargo on Cuba to film a feature there.

William Musto (1917–2006), Mayor of Union City from 1962–1970 and from 1974–1982.

Oscar Nunez (born 1958), Cuban American actor and comedian who stars in the American TV series The Office.

Mitchell Olson, songwriter and contestant on Survivor: The Australian Outback, the second season of the reality television show Survivor.

Joe Oriolo (1913–1985), writer and cartoon animator who co-created Casper the Friendly Ghost and animated Felix the Cat.

Cliff Osmond (1937–2012), character actor and television screenwriter best known for appearing in films directed by Billy Wilder.

Togo Palazzi (born 1932), retired NBA basketball player.

Carol-Lynn Parente, executive producer of Sesame Street and winner of seven Emmy Awards for her work on the program.

Nick Piantanida (1932–1966), amateur skydiver who died four months after barely surviving a fall from 57,000 feet, in an unsuccessful attempt to break the world parachute jump record.

Arthur Pinajian (1914–1999), Armenian-American artist and comic book creator, known as the creator of the characters Madame Fatal and Invisible Hood.

William Ranney (1813−1857), painter best known for his depictions of Western life, sporting scenery, historical subjects and portraiture..

Dan Resin (1931–2010), actor known as Dr. Beeper in the film Caddyshack, and as the Ty-D-Bol man in toilet cleaner commercials.

Dwayne Sabb (born 1969), football player for the New England Patriots.

Esther Salas (born 1968), first Hispanic woman to serve as a United States magistrate judge in the District of New Jersey, and the first Hispanic woman to be appointed a U.S. District Court judge in New Jersey.

Renoly Santiago (born 1974) Puerto Rican actor, singer and writer known for his appearances in films such as Dangerous Minds, Hackers and Con Air.

Anthony Louis Scarmolin (1890-1969), Italian-American composer, pianist and conductor, who was the administrator for the concert and band programs at Emerson High School.

Pedro Sosa (born 1984) former American football offensive tackle for the Hartford Colonials of the defunct United Football League.

Brian P. Stack (born 1966), Assemblyman, New Jersey state senator and mayor of Union City since 2000.

Aaron Stanford (born 1976), actor known for his role as Pyro in the films X2: X-Men United and X-Men: The Last Stand.

Allison Strong, actress/singer known for her Broadway work in the musicals Bye Bye Birdie and Mamma Mia!

Alexandria Suarez, child actor who performs the voice of Backpack on Dora the Explorer, beginning with that show's fifth season.

Janine Pommy Vega (1942–2010), poet associated with the Beats.

Walter Walsh (born 1907), FBI agent and Olympic sharpshooter who participated in the capture of outlaw Arthur Barker.(B)

Gene Wettstone (1913–2013), gymnastics coach, known as the "Dean of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches", for leading Pennsylvania State University to a record nine N.C.A.A. championships in the sport, and for coaching the United States men's teams in the 1948 and 1956 Summer Olympics. Born in West Hoboken.(B)

Frank Winters (born 1964), National Football League player (1987–2002) for the Green Bay Packers.

Jules Witcover (born 1927), author and political journalist for The Baltimore Sun, the now-defunct Washington Star, the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post and Tribune Media Services.

Louis Bromfield

Louis Bromfield (December 27, 1896 – March 18, 1956) was an American author and conservationist. He gained international recognition, won the Pulitzer Prize, and pioneered innovative scientific farming concepts.

Rose McClendon

Rose McClendon (August 27, 1884 – July 12, 1936) was a leading African-American Broadway actress of the 1920s. A founder of the Negro People's Theatre, she guided the creation of the Federal Theatre Project's African American theatre units nationwide and briefly co-directed the New York Negro Theater Unit.

Samuel Flagg Bemis

Samuel Flagg Bemis (October 20, 1891 – September 26, 1973) was an American historian and biographer. For many years he taught at Yale University. He was also President of the American Historical Association and a specialist in American diplomatic history. He was awarded two Pulitzer Prizes. Jerald A. Combs says he was "the greatest of all historians of early American diplomacy."

St. Johnsbury Academy

St. Johnsbury Academy (SJA) is an independent, private, coeducational, non-profit boarding and day school located in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, in the United States. The academy enrolls students in grades 9-12. It was founded by Thaddeus Fairbanks, and accepts the majority of its students through one of the nation's oldest voucher systems.

Sterling Professor

Sterling Professor is the highest academic rank at Yale University, awarded to a tenured faculty member considered one of the best in his or her field. It is akin to the rank of university professor at other universities.

The appointment, made by the President of Yale University and confirmed by the Yale Corporation, can be granted to any Yale faculty member, and up to forty professors can hold the title at the same time. The position was established through a 1918 bequest from John William Sterling, and the first Sterling Professor was appointed in 1920.

Symphonic outdoor drama

The symphonic outdoor drama is a kind of historical play, set outdoors on the very site depicted in account. It combines music, dance, and drama in a unique way to tell the story.

It is most like historical pageantry performed in Europe in the Middle Ages. The best known example of a religious pageant in this style is at Oberammergau, Germany. Many big, spectacular stage events became popular in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These pageants were not exactly plays, but they showed a series of scenes in which historical events followed one another.

The pageants leading up to the 1937 production of The Lost Colony were influenced by the event at Oberammergau. People in eastern North Carolina were encouraged to share the history of the lost colony of Roanoke - which had been largely forgotten. The residents of Roanoke Island thought that staging a pageant themselves would share the story with the world.

Southern playwright and Lost Colony author Paul Green had a lifelong fascination with theatrical elements, such as dance, language, music, and lighting, and a desire for drama to make a difference in American social life. Under the tutelage of Frederick Koch, a professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Green was deeply influenced by his ideas about “folk drama” and a concern for ordinary people and their experiences. He was also a close collaborator with musician Lamar Stringfield who published a book of arrangements of Appalachian folk songs with Bascom Lamar Lunsford in 1929 and founded the Institute of Folk Music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1930. Stringfield provided the original music for the Lost Colony.

"By 'people's theatre', I mean theatre in which plays are written, acted and produced for and by the people for their enjoyment and enrichment and not for any special monetary profit."Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Green wrote those words about The Lost Colony in 1938, a year after its debut. By then, America's first outdoor symphonic drama was a critical and popular success, proof that "people's theatre" could work. But it wasn't always a guaranteed success.

In addition to receiving the 1927 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his Broadway play In Abraham's Bosom — remarkable for the time in its serious depiction of the plight of African Americans in the South — Green created and spread this new dramatic form.

The Repository

The Repository is an American daily local newspaper serving the greater Canton, Stark County, Ohio, area. It is currently owned by GateHouse Media.

Thornton Wilder

Thornton Niven Wilder (April 17, 1897 – December 7, 1975) was an American playwright and novelist. He won three Pulitzer Prizes—for the novel The Bridge of San Luis Rey, and for the plays Our Town and The Skin of Our Teeth — and a U.S. National Book Award for the novel The Eighth Day.

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