The Kennedy Center

Robert E. Lee


Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee met in 1939 and shortly thereafter became an inseparable pair. In addition to adapting Patrick Dennis's novel Auntie Mame into a comedy hit on Broadway, the prolific pair are also well-known for Inherit the Wind, which ran for three years on Broadway. Other Broadway productions include First Monday in October, The Incomparable Max, Dear World, Diamond Orchid, A Call on Kuprin, Only in America, The Gang's All Here, Shangri-La, and Look Ma, I'm Dancin'! Lawrence and Lee won two Peabody Awards for distinguished Achievement in Broadcasting and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Theatre Association.
Robert Lee