The husband-and-wife writing team of Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett met
in 1927, when they were both acting in a stock theater company. They soon began
writing plays and movie scripts together, producing such classics as Seven
Brides for Seven Brothers, Father of the Bride, Easter Parade, and It's
a Wonderful Life. To prepare for the production of The Diary of Anne Frank,
the couple traveled to Amsterdam to interview Mr. Frank and to study the hideaway and the
surrounding neighborhood. The play won several major awards, including a Pulitzer Prize in 1956.