Noel Coward (1899-1973) was a English playwright, actor, producer, director, and composer, who epitomized the witty and sophisticated man of the theatre.
From his first success with The Young Idea in 1923, he wrote and appeared in plays and comedies on both sides of the Atlantic such as Hay Fever in 1925, Private Lives in 1930 with Gertrude Lawrence, Design for Living in 1933, and Blithe Spirit in 1941.
Coward also wrote for and acted in films, including the patriotic In Which We Serve 1942 and the sentimental Brief Encounter 1945. After World War II he became a nightclub and cabaret entertainer, performing songs like 'Mad Dogs and Englishmen'.
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Noel Coward was an English playwright, composer, director, actor and producer.