Hatcher Hughes

Hatcher Hughes

Hatcher Hughes (February 12 1881, Polkville, North Carolina - October 19 1945, New York, New York) was an American playwright. He was on the teaching staff of Columbia University from 1912 onward. He was awarded the 1924 Pulitzer Prize for his 1922 play "Hell-Bent Fer Heaven". He was the tenth of eleven children of Andrew Jackson Hughes and Martha Jane Gold Hughes. He received both his undergraduate degree (1907) and a master's degree (1909) in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 1930 he married Janet Ranney Cool. The marriage produced a daughter, Ann Ranney Hughes. During the First World War, he served as an Army captain. He and his family divided their time between their home in New York City and his farm in West Cornwall, Connecticut.


* "A Marriage Made in Heaven" (1918)
* "Wake Up, Jonathan" (with Elmer Rice, 1921)
* "Hell-Bent fer Heaven" (1922), made into the 1926 motion picture of the same name
* "Ruint" (1920)
* "It's a Grand Life" (1930)
* "The Lord Blesses the Bishop" (co-author, 1934)

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