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American playwright, librettist and producer. Russell Crouse ( � ) is best known for his work with his Broadway writing partner, Howard Lindsay. Crouse began his Broadway career in as an actor, but was devoting his talents solely to writing by when he collaborated with Frank McCoy, Morrie Ryskind and Oscar Hammerstein II on the book for The Gang's All Here. His first work with Howard Lindsay came in when they adapted P. G. Wodehouse and Guy Bolton's book for Cole Porter's Anything Goes. Crouse and Lindsay's play State of the Union won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in and was adapted into a film directed by Frank Capra. The partners later became Broadway producers and also owned and operated the Hudson Theatre on th Street in New York. Crouse was still active in when he and Lindsay wrote the book for the Tony Award winning musical The Sound of Music.
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