One-half of life is luck; the other half is discipline – and that’s the important half, for without discipline you wouldn’t know what to do with luck.
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|Birth:||27th December, 1896|
|Death:||18th January, 1977|
|Nationality:||American, German, Swiss|
Carl Zuckmayer was born in Nackenheim in Rhenish Hesse, Germany. He was a German writer and playwright. He took up studies at the University of Frankfurt, first in humanities, later in biology and botany. In 1929, he wrote the script for the movie Der blaue Engel based on the novel Professor Unrat by Heinrich Mann. That year, he was also awarded the Georg Büchner Prize, another prestigious German language literary award. In 1931, his play Der Hauptmann von Köpenick premiered and became another success, but his plays were prohibited when the Nazis came to power in Germany in 1933. In January 1946, after World War II, Zuckmayer was granted the US citizenship he had applied for already in 1943. He also wrote the screenplay for Die Jungfrau auf dem Dach, the German-language version of Otto Preminger's 1953 film The Moon is Blue. In 1966, he became a Swiss citizen. His last play Der Rattenfänger premiered in Zürich in 1975.
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