Nebraska Authors

William McCleery

Born 1911-09-15 Hastings, NE (USA)

Died 2000-01-16
Princeton, NJ (USA)

Places Lived

Blue Hill, NE
Pauline, NE
Lincoln, NE; 1911-1931?
New York City
Washington D.C.
Cleveland, OH
Princeton, NJ

Author Of

  • Journalism
  • Play/Screenplay
  • Other

Keywords

Plays; journalism; editing

Education

BA, 1931, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

Occupation

Executive editor
Editor
Fiction editor
Professor

Places Worked

Daily Nebraskan (UNL)
Omaha World Herald
Associated Press Feature Service
Life Magazine
PM
Ladies Home Journal
University: A Princeton Quarterly
Princeton University from 1964 to 1998.

Honors

UN award in 1991 recognizing his career as a prominent journalist and playwright
Won "Nebraska Premiers" contest in 1999, earning a production of his play "Match Play"

Bibliography

Plays:
Hope for the Best. 1946. In HR
Parlor Story. 1947. In HR
Good Housekeeping. 1950. (titled 'Fifth Wheel' on TV) In HR
A Play for Harry. 1951.
Careful Harry. 1951. In HR
Side By Side. 1952.
The Family Man. 1953. In HR
The Lady Chooses. 1956. In HR
The Guest Cottage. 1956. In HR
The Mackerel Plaza (adaptation of novel w/by Peter de Vries).
Good Morning, Miss Dove. 1962. (adaptation of novel by Frances Grey Patton) In HR
Match Play.

Fiction
Wolf Story. 1947.

Non-fiction:
The Way to Go: The Coming Revival of U.S. Rail Passenger Service. 1974. (with Thomas C. Southerland) In HR.

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