Published/Performed: 1933 (novel); Nov 18, 1933 - Jul 21, 1934 (play performed at New Amsterdam Theatre, NY)
Author: Alice Duer Miller
Born: Jul 28, 1874 New York City, NY
Passed: Aug 22, 1942 New York City, NY
Alice Duer Miller (July 28, 1874 - August 22, 1942) was an American writer and poet.
As a novelist, she scored her first real success with Come Out of the Kitchen in 1916. The story was made into a play and later the 1948 film Spring in Park Lane. She followed it with a series of other short novels, many of which were staged and (increasingly) made into films.
Roberta, the 1935 musical film was an adaptation of a 1933 Broadway theatre musical of the same name, which in turn was based on the novel Gowns by Roberta by Alice Duer Miller. The film was directed by William A. Seiter and starred Irene Dunne, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, and Randolph Scott.
The 1933 Broadway play opened at the New Amsterdam Theatre on November 18, 1933, and ran for 295 performances. It starred Tamara Drasin (billed as Tamara), Bob Hope, George Murphy, Lyda Roberti, Fred MacMurray, Fay Templeton, Ray Middleton (billed as Raymond E. Middleton), and Sydney Greenstreet. Hope, Murphy, MacMurray and Greenstreet were not yet the Hollywood stars they would soon be, and Middleton was not the Broadway leading man he would become after Annie Get Your Gun.
There is no entry about the novel available on Wikipedia at this time, but here is a link to the film entry.Read film information at Wikipedia
Featured Cast (Names and Roles) of the Film Roberta: