John Patrick, 90, the Pulitzer-winning author of "Teahouse...


November 10, 1995

John Patrick, 90, the Pulitzer-winning author of "Teahouse of the August Moon," and screenplays for such films as "High Society" and "Love is a Many Splendored Thing," committed suicide Tuesday in a nursing home at Delray Beach, Fla.

Mr. Patrick won the Pulitzer Prize, a Tony award, the New York Drama Critics Award and several other prizes in 1954 for "Teahouse of the August Moon," a comedy that centered on the U.S. Army's efforts to establish democracy in a village on Okinawa after World War II.

He won the Screen Writers Guild award in 1957 for the musical "Les Girls." His screenplays included "Three Coins in the Fountain" (1954) and "The World of Suzie Wong" (1960).

Francis Cleveland, 92, son of former President Grover Cleveland, died Wednesday in Wolfeboro, N.H. He helped found the Barnstormer's Summer Theater in Tamworth, N.H., in 1931 and was known for his political activism. Survivors include a daughter in Baltimore, Marion C. Cohen.

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