28 February 1909
Columbus, Ohio, USA
|Died||11 February 1981
Los Angeles, California, USA
|Alma mater||Principia College|
|Spouse||Kurt Frings (1939-1963)|
|Magnum opus||Walking Happy (1967)
Look Homeward Angel (1958)
|Awards||Pulitzer Prize for Drama (1958)|
In 1941 her novel Hold Back the Dawn was adapted for the screen. The resulting movie was directed by Mitchell Leisen and starred Olivia de Havilland and Charles Boyer. She wrote her first Broadway play, Mr. Sycamore, in 1942. The play featured Lillian Gish and Stuart Erwin in the lead roles.
In 1958 Frings adapted the Thomas Wolfe novel Look Homeward, Angel into a play of the same name. It ran on Broadway for 564 performances at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, received six Tony Award nominations, and won the 1958 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Frings was named "Woman of the Year" by The Los Angeles Times in the same year.
Frings was married to Kurt Frings from 1938 to 1963 with whom she had two children; Kathie and Peter. She died of cancer in Los Angeles.
- Joan Cook (13 February 1981). "Ketti Frings, Stage and Film Writer". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-12-15.
- Contemporary Authors Online Gale, 2004.
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