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Mary Caswell Orr (December 21, 1910 – September 22, 2006) was an American actress and short story author whose "The Wisdom of Eve," written in 1946, was the basis of the Academy Award-winning film All About Eve. In private life, the Brooklyn-born Orr used her married name, Mary Orr Denham.

In 1964, she and her husband, director-playwright Reginald Denham, adapted The Wisdom of Eve into a play (of the same name), which was produced off-Broadway in 1979. In 1970, a hit Broadway musical, Applause, was based on All About Eve and gave a credit to Mary Orr for the original story. The musical, which starred Lauren Bacall and Penny Fuller, was broadcast on CBS in 1973.

In addition to Applause, Mary Orr and Reginald Denham had four plays that opened on Broadway. Their first, Wallflower ran for 192 performances in 1944.. Round Trip was presented in 1945, while Dark Hammock started its performances in 1946. The fourth, Be Your Age, made its Broadway appearances in 1953.. Alone or with her husband, Orr wrote five books and forty television scripts.

While Mary Orr did not receive screen credit for her contribution to All About Eve (she had sold the story to Twentieth Century Fox for $5000), she did receive a Screen Actors Guild award for an original story, The Wisdom of Eve.A sequel to All About Eve, More About Eve, made its appearance in Cosmopolitan in 1951.

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Total Books: 20
Flaubert's Tentation Remapping Nineteenth-Century French Histories of Religion and Science
Intertextuality Debates and Contexts
2003 - Intertextuality Debates and Contexts (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780745606217
ISBN-10: 0745606210
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Intertextuality Debates and Contexts
2003 - Intertextuality Debates and Contexts (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780745631219
ISBN-10: 0745631215
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Flaubert Writing the Masculine
2000 - Flaubert Writing the Masculine (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780198159698
ISBN-10: 0198159692
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Dead Giveaway
1998 - Dead Giveaway (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780822202837
ISBN-10: 0822202832
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Grass Widows
1998 - Grass Widows (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780822204770
ISBN-10: 0822204770
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Women Still Weep
1998 - Women Still Weep (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780822212751
ISBN-10: 0822212757
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Wisdom of Eve
1994 - The Wisdom of Eve (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780822214298
ISBN-10: 0822214296
Genre: Literature & Fiction

1986 - Lucky Star (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780345333339
ISBN-10: 0345333330

Rich Girl Poor Girl
1977 - Rich Girl Poor Girl (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780491022804
ISBN-10: 0491022808
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Tejera Secrets
Tejera Secrets (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780552620475
ISBN-10: 0552620475
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Minor Murder
Minor Murder [Acting Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780573012785
ISBN-10: 0573012784

The Tejera secrets
The Tejera Secrets (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780803785878
ISBN-10: 0803785879

Madame Bovary - Representations of the Masculine
Madame Bovary - Representations of the Masculine (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780820442471
ISBN-10: 082044247X

Roomates (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780822209645
ISBN-10: 0822209640
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Madame Bovary Representations Of The Masculine
Madame Bovary Representations of the Masculine [Romanticism and After in France/Le Romantisme Et Apres En France] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783906762906
ISBN-10: 3906762904